Sunday, June 20, 2010

Jamie is doing better!

It is 3:10 p.m. on Sunday afternoon and today is the first day that Jamie has shown no signs of illness other than being a bit overtired and needing a nap in the morning instead of the afternoon. He woke up with a very wet diaper, a good sign, and had another really wet one later. He is definitely not dehydrated, and he has been drinking lots today. He has not complained of any tummy aches, though he just said something about poop and I am not sure whether he needs to go or whether perhaps he already did. That will be the determining factor as to whether he is really well or not.

Well, I just changed another pee and still nothing else. He is not eating much, but we have been pretty strict with his diet today. I think we will do so until we are absolutely certain he is okay. He is acting pretty normal today. He was up at 6 a.m. before we were even aware of it and he stole a whole bag of smarties out of a high cupboard (with the assistance of a kitchen chair) and ate the whole thing. Little monkey. That's our Jamie. He seems quite normal today, but like I said, we are being extremely cautious about what we feed him. Mostly toast, and he is not eating a ton of it. He devours freezies though.

So, I'm glad that drama is over for now. We really believe that was the end of it. Now I have to watch Micah, who barfed on me about an hour ago. I think it was my fault though. I tickled him til he laughed so hard he choked and then he kind of spit up. Gross. However, he has a very red eye and I'm a little concerned about that. Sigh. I have to see the eye specialist tomorrow. I hope I will not have to take him to an eye doctor as well.

Though it is father's day, Mike has been outside working for most of the day. He is putting heavy posts in for our round pen, and he is about two thirds of the way done. It is hard work because he has to manually dig each hole and then use the tractor with a chain to haul the heavy posts over and stand them in the holes. He's doing a good job, and it's exciting to see it come together. I can't wait til we can actually put the rails on.

In the background, I can hear Jamie singing "Yes Jesus wuv ee, yes Jesus wuv me, hmmm hm hm hm hm...". So cute. He's eating a freezie. I'm trying to keep him in the house for a while so he does not overheat outside. It is quite a challenge, as he is very much an outdoor boy.

We are invited to the farm for supper tonight. Mike's aunt and uncle are out from B.C. and we rarely see them. I am torn about whether to go or not. Jamie seems okay, but the last time he seemed okay was last weekend and we went out and then he got really sick again the next day. I guess what I'm saying is, I'm nervous about exposing other people to his germs, in case he is not over this yet. However, we are invited even with the knowledge of all this. Not sure whether to send Mike with the other boys without me, or whether we should all go...or whether he should go alone...or just him and Cody... As you can see, I am indecisive about what to do. I would like to have a shower right now, but if I do, Jamie will leave the house for sure. If I don't, Micah will wake up before I can, and then I will not be decent enough to go out later, whether I want to or not!

So, today is something of a normal weekend day for us. We are so thankful and relieved. Tomorrow I go to the ophthalmologist, which I am dreading, but at least Mike will be home with the boys. After that he has only four days of work and then he's off for the summer. I am really looking forward to that. I have to sign off for now. Hopefully I'll have a good report tomorrow too.


Heidi said...

Yay! I am so happy and relieved that your little cutie is doing better! We have been praying for him - and all of you through this! God is good.
And you are an amazing Mom!!!
Love you!

CAT said...

Yes, he had a good day. He looks skinny, but he is acting pretty normal today. Here's hoping we have another good night tonight! Thanks for your prayers. It has been a very difficult week.

Anonymous said...

Hey Cheryl! I am so so so happy that your monkey is back in swing. I am thinking of you as you go to the eye doctor, and praying that all will be well. I love you loads and loads!