Her Bad Mother

Monday, April 20, 2009

And Then, There Was Monday

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.

68 Comments:

Blogger Rachel said...

*whew*

hugs.

9:31 AM  
Blogger slouching mom said...

am very glad.

9:32 AM  
Blogger CatrinkaS said...

And this is very good.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

I'm so glad all is well!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Sounds really scary. Glad things are looking up.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Loukia said...

So glad to read that things are better for your daughter. I've been there... I know the fear and the worry. When my son was really, really sick and in CHEO I didn't even want to talk to my friends, let alone write anything on my blog or on facebook.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I'm so glad to hear that! Wonderful news!!

9:38 AM  
Blogger Mommy Melee said...

I'm so relieved. I've been thinking about you a lot.

9:41 AM  
OpenID FishyGirl said...

What a relief. I am so glad she's doing better, and thusly that you are.

9:47 AM  
Blogger K.Line said...

Oh, thank goodness! (Finally a Monday that is categorically good, despite the miserable weather...)

9:50 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

Sweet relief.

I'm going to borrow your mantra.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Mrs.Chattypants said...

Glad to hear all is well! And I too will repeat your mantra.

9:58 AM  
Blogger sashalyn said...

thank goodness.

hugs all around.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

I'm glad that you girls are okay. I was wondering where you had been.

I'll be looking for your post tomorrow!

Kat

10:00 AM  
Blogger daysgoby said...

A very good mantra. I'm so glad the light is back in Emilia's eyes (what a beautiful way to put that!) - I hope she's up, feisty, and enjoying the spring sun.

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Joy said...

I am so relieved that Emilia is getting better. So relieved. Take your time to breathe, and smile, and discover again that the world is good. I look forward to reading in the not too distant future. Enjoy your day! :)

10:18 AM  
Blogger Anna Marie said...

I'm so glad she's doing better. Hugs.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

so very, very glad.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Adelas said...

Heaved a HUGE sigh of relief before hitting the comment link, but now that the sigh is out, I don't have anything to say.

Whew.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

I'm so relieved your girl's going to be OK. I've been worried for you both.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous LAVANDULA said...

glad to hear that wonderbaby is going to be fine!...

10:44 AM  
Blogger Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

PHEW is so right. Been there, done that waaaay too many times. Glad things are getting better.

10:58 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

So glad to hear it. With all the awful news lately re Maddie and Thalon and illness, this must have been extra scary for you. Welcome back!

11:00 AM  
Anonymous lettergirl said...

So relieved and grateful to hear it.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Don Mills Diva said...

Thank God.

11:01 AM  
OpenID ThisFullHouse said...

Phew, indeed!

11:02 AM  
Blogger Angella said...

I've been praying for you guys. So very, very happy she is better.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Sherry said...

I'm so relieved that she's better now.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

What a relief! It must be strange to have so many virtual strangers (or maybe "virtual" friends is more correct) worried about your daughter. But there it is.

Poor little thing, even if it was "just" the stomach flu I know just how horrible that can be. I was hospitalized for 5 days with that last fall. (Along with my husband who followed a few days later, leaving my sick 2 year old home for first time ever overnight with grandparents.) It was horrible.

Hope she's feeling 100% soon.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Issas Crazy World said...

Glad to hear an update. Hope she is back to normal very soon.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Cecily said...

I am so damned relieved and happy for you. Thank goodness.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Mommato2 said...

Oh, that is great news....have been checking back in frequently to make sure everything is o.k. xoxo

11:28 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

One of the worst things ever is when a child with spirit has some of it dwindle in sickness. As a parent it makes me sick. Glad the sparkle is back.

11:50 AM  
Blogger ScientistMother said...

so happy that she is OK

11:54 AM  
Blogger Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Amen.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Mrs Trefusis... said...

Gosh, you must be so relieved. It's so scary when a child is ill, particularly with all you've been through with your family and friends recently. Take care of you, and of yours.xx

12:29 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

So glad she's ok. Have been checking your site daily to see if there was news.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Susie Q said...

So, so glad to hear she is ok. I have been thinking about you and praying for your family. Susan

12:31 PM  
OpenID habanerogal said...

So glad that things have improved it is so great to hear good news Best to you and all the gang

12:43 PM  
Anonymous EarnestGirl said...

My husband's long-lived, spry, golf-playing, missed nothing grandmother's mantra was similar: If you have your health, you have everything.

Glad glad glad your girl is bright again.
xo

12:48 PM  
Blogger tapeheads said...

I'm so happy that she is on the mend and that things are good again in your house.

12:56 PM  
Blogger M said...

Oh how scary, I'm so glad to hear that she's going to be okay!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I'm glad to hear that Emilia's on the mend. It's so scary when our little ones are ill.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

I am so, sooooo relieved to hear she's doing alright. I'm sending hugs and best wishes!

2:36 PM  
Blogger Delphine said...

I am relieved and happy for you !

3:16 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

Thank God, I'm so relieved to hear this!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Allyson said...

Glad to hear that she is doing well. Prayers answered.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Chicky Chicky Baby said...

So glad to hear she's getting better. Have been thinking about you guys.

xo

3:36 PM  
Blogger Haley-O said...

Thank God.... Been thinking about you and wishing you and Emilia well. I'm so relieved to hear things are looking up now. ((hugs))

4:12 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

So glad she is going to be ok. Those times when our children are sick and we don't know what the problem is are the darkest, aren't they?

5:09 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Very glad she is ok!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

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

Steph

5:27 PM  
Blogger Mac and Cheese said...

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.

6:42 PM  
Anonymous katelin@m80im.com said...

oh that is so scary! glad emilia is okay!

6:46 PM  
OpenID abomo said...

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

9:08 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

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.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

I'm so, so glad. And relieved.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

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.

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Wilson said...

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

6:15 AM  
Anonymous red pen mama said...

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

take good care,
rpm

8:35 AM  
Blogger rella12 said...

missed you. glad things are better.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous aqua said...

so glad!

7:53 PM  
Blogger As You Wish said...

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.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Karen MEG said...

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

10:01 PM  
Blogger Eva Robertson said...

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?

11:18 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

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

12:45 PM  
OpenID caoilinn said...

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.

meh.

1:46 AM  
Blogger ms. changes pants while driving said...

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.

9:29 PM  

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