And Then, There Was Monday

April 20, 2009

Emilia is going to be okay. Last week was full of worry – she was so sick, and in pain, and doctors could only guess that it was something either totally mundane or wholly terrible and all we could do was keep her comfortable and watch and wait to see if the scariest symptoms would worsen or abate – so full of worry and fear and all those bad things and I could not write (I would not, I should not? The distinction became unclear) and all there was to do was wait.

So we waited. And the symptoms abated over the weekend and the light came back into her eyes and so into ours and phew.

Now I just need to give my head and heart a shake and repeat to myself like a mantra: life is good the world is good things are GOOD. And maybe tomorrow I’ll be able to write again.

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    Karen April 20, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Very glad she is ok!

    Adventures In Babywearing April 20, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I’m so glad all is well. Thinking of you all a lot.


    Mac and Cheese April 20, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    I spent all last week trying to avoid the awful topic that haunted the blogosphere, and you probably couldn’t avoid thinking about it. I’m sorry you had to go through that. I’m so glad that she is ok. April 20, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    oh that is so scary! glad emilia is okay!

    abomo April 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    So very glad for your daughter and you and your whole family!

    Mom101 April 20, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Oh Jaysus, glad all is well. The world is a glass that’s half fucking full – keep telling yourself. It’s the only way to keep on keeping on sometimes.

    Katherine April 20, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    I’m so, so glad. And relieved.

    Michelle April 20, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    So glad to hear. went through a similar thing with my little man recently and know the fear and the utter frustration of not being able to make everything all right. I’ve been checking for updates and am glad to see one with good news.

    Mrs. Wilson April 21, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Very glad things are okay(ish). Hope to hear soon that she’s completely well!

    red pen mama April 21, 2009 at 8:35 am

    so glad your little girl is feeling better. so sorry you had to go through that!

    take good care,

    rella12 April 21, 2009 at 9:56 am

    missed you. glad things are better.

    aqua April 21, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    so glad!

    As You Wish April 21, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I cannot begin to imagine how difficult this experience was for you. I’m so glad to hear that your daughter is doing well now. Thinking of and praying for you and your family.

    Karen MEG April 21, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    So glad to hear that Emilia is doing better…that was quite a worry you must be exhausted…

    Eva Robertson April 21, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Very glad your daughter is well. And that I haven’t missed much of your writing during a week when I was also out of the loop . . . . Did you find out what caused Emilia’s illness?

    Her Bad Mother April 22, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Eva – we don`t know. the fear was that it was meningitis, which it turned out not to be, thankfully.

    caoilinn April 23, 2009 at 1:46 am

    so, so glad it wasn’t Something Awful. my heart was pounding as I read and I don’t even -know- you. but that fear is something moms know.

    I don’t mean that as pretentiously as it sounds as I read back.


    ms. changes pants while driving April 24, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    yes yes, glad about your daughter….

    holy MARY MOTHER OF GOD ON A PONY!!! how did i miss the video of your son in a tutu dancing in his dancy thing??!! he’s obviously happy. and will have no recollection of this aside from being happy, until you show it to his first grade class. that’s where the damage would begin, i think.

    but that’s me. and i don’t have any kids. and if/when i do… and if it’s a boy? totally dressing him up in a tutu.

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