Marie's Musings

Musings from the mundane day to day life of a mom of 9 to more serious ponderings of the day.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Pneumonia strikes again!

Gideon just seems to not be able to get well. He barely got over pneumonia the first time before his raspy breathing started. His lungs though were surprisingingly clear Tues and Wed at two different docs. Today though was another story.

Hes been running a fever since wednesday(it was prounoucned a virus then) but thankfully not nearly as high as when he was hopsitalized. And thats something else im extremely thankful for, is the fact he doesnt have to go inot the hospital this time as well.

Gideon definitely doesnt feel great. Hes not as smiling and energetic and wants to be held a lot more.

I got the report back from the developmental specialist today. Its always an interesting read to read the summary of the visit. It often gives more details than are given at the appt, like specific numbers and additional commentaryl. I was feeling a bit down after recieving the news that he has pnumonia again. Then i read this report which included a comment bout me being diligent in following recommendations and getting services for Gideon. That was really encouraging to me. Sometimes it does feel like there is a never ending list of things that needs to be done in regards to his care and I dont always feel Im on top of it as much as i think i need to be. So its helpful to have someones else encouragament along the way.

BTW ... it was national delurker day yesterday. So Im speaking to you: Rebecca,Gina, Chris, Brenda, Tom, Elaine, Angi,Andrew, Nikki, Tina,Kirsten, Geoff, Wendy. Come out wherever you are! And if you are reading and havent commented before, leave one today!

God is good ... all the time!



  • At 8:12 PM, Blogger Elaine said…

    So what's BTW - National delurker day?
    Is his pneumonia cold virus that get worse and turn into pneumonia?

  • At 9:49 PM, Blogger MJ said…

    BTW - stands for By the way and national delurker day is a day where people who lurk on websites, message boards and blogs are encouraged to post comments and "delurk".
    Im not sure if his pneumonia is viral or bacterial but his doc did put him on antibiotics.

  • At 12:43 AM, Blogger Wendy said…

    You ARE doing a wonderful job seeing to Gideon (on top of everything else you do!) He's a lucky boy to have such a devoted, loving mommy.

    There you go...delurked, just for you. :)

  • At 10:16 AM, Blogger Bren said…


  • At 11:49 AM, Blogger Tom said…

    Just to say I'm still reading...helps me a lot to keep up with you.

  • At 5:11 PM, Blogger charmed said…

    I'm here, reading, just not commenting. Just like you on my site! lol.

  • At 9:22 AM, Blogger geoclark1 said…

    Please forgive my lurker nature. I think it might be a result of original sin but I am still working on the citations that support the direct connection. Sorry to hear about Gideon. K and I will keep you, Andrew, Gideon, et. al in our prayers

  • At 11:33 AM, Blogger Margo said…

    Hey Marie, guess that means I have to let you know I've been keeping up on your life since i left the group.

    Pryaing for Gideon.


  • At 12:49 PM, Blogger MJ said…

    Geoff -- nice excuse lol!

    Margo -- great to hear from you, what have you been up to??

  • At 1:18 PM, Blogger Julie said…

    Ugh! Sad for the sickness- that is not fun! hope he gets better soon!!!!

  • At 1:51 PM, Blogger Tina said…

    Hey Marie! I am still reading whenever I get a chance. Hope Gideon is feeling better!

  • At 8:18 AM, Blogger geoclark1 said…

    It's the best I could do on short notice, but it is on the hook for a lot of things. I figured; "what's one more"

  • At 12:32 PM, Blogger Lee Allen said…

    Hi Marie,

    I'm still reading too, you're still an inspiration to me as a mom, I figure if you can do it, I can do it with my one kid! Thanks for taking the time to write and inspire me!



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