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All the children came home with colds on the last day of school, and by the 1st of June, Pip had a horrible fever~ 104.1, that I couldn't keep down with tylenol & motrin....we were off to the hospital, and found she had pneumonia. Her right upper lobe was solid white on the xray, so into the tent she went, and boy did she hate the first few hours of it. Once I got in with her, she didn't mind it too much.. Along with the oxygen, it also had a mister and pump...felt like Florida in a snowstorm~ but it really worked well to keep her fever down, and open her lungs. She is on her way back to her peppy Pippy self, and I must admit, we definitely would not be in this situation without modern medicine.
Ironically, I am reading a 'Midwife's Tale' by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich...a wonderful study of Martha Ballard's diary she kept between 1785-1812~ she was a midwife living in Hallowell, Maine(one of my favorite places in this earth). All the while reading it, thinking so many lives would have been saved with simple aspirin and antibiotics.....I wonder how our history would have been changed if they had been developed a few centuries earlier? As much as I love the 18th century styles and fashion and simple way of life....I am forever grateful for living in 'today'.
Pip and I got home about 9pm last night~ she still has her IV port in her arm for her antibiotic treatments up at hospital the next few days....but fever is gone and it has lifted her just being back to a familiar place. It was so absolutely wonderful to wake up hearing the birds chirping outside, a gentle breeze blowing the curtains in the bedroom, and look what bloomed while we were away!
I am admittedly so far behind in everything, not just my emails and online doings~ if I owe you an invoice or an email ~ Ill be getting to all those later this evening when when I get things a bit more under control. May we all, and you all, have a Blessed & Happy summer this year!