by Karla ° Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I’m pretty sure bringing my laptop to the hospital broke the cardinal rule of hospital law. You know the one that wants to make sure people have fuck all to do all day? I guess that's fine if you're allowed to wander the halls and keep entertained by flashing your bare ass in one of those hospital gowns shipped straight from Satan himself at his sewing machine in sartorial hell, but that doesn't quite work so well if you're trying to keep an intravenously wired and bed bound toddler confined in isolation occupied.

This is why I'm so thankful that god invented the PVR. Because having cartoon after cartoon after cartoon all the way into cartoon infinity available at your fingertips is so much easier than trying to explain to a not even two-year old the intricacies of colouring on a piece of paper and not all over the hospital bed sheets.

We have an appointment with a Pediatrician at the hospital later this morning to make sure Nate’s still on the road to recovery, but we’re home now. He’s better, but still ill and on enough airway-opening drugs that we’re thinking of starting our own online pharmacy.

We’ve even got steroids. So when he wakes up tomorrow with chest hair, a deep voice and a bushy man beard, I’m going to have to go ahead and update his resume and buy him a new suit so he can go and find a job to pay for all the dye I’m going to need to cover all these newly sprouted gray hairs on my head.

Thank you once again everyone for your concerned emails and well wishes. We’re so blessed and grateful for your support and kindness.


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So Nate has pneumonia? I had that when I was tiny, and, according to my mom, I almost died. However, I came through just fine in the end (well, aside from the obvious brain damage...which can not necessarily be attributed to the pneumonia!), and I'm very sure Nate will too.

Nonetheless, you had me scared there, and I'm still nervous and thinking only happy thoughts for your sake! I don't want anything happening to that gorgeous little man!
Posted by Blogger Christi :  September 24, 2008

what beautiful blue eyes...that picture is heartbreakingly gorgeous!
I hope he is good as new shortly!
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  September 24, 2008

Thanks for the update... you know how we worry! I'm glad that he's home, and I sure hope he's feeling much better soon.

Pneumonia. So glad to hear Nate is on the mend, it must have been a terrifying experience for all of you!

Glad you are home in time to celebrate your last "20" birthday! ;) Happy Birthday to you and McGramma!

Posted by Anonymous Mandi :  September 24, 2008

while I am happy your little one finally has a name for what is wrong, I am angry because you took him in numorous times, and no one pinpointed that as the reasdon Nate was feeling poorly. That happened to my Aunt this year, they kept saying all she had was a chest cold...and she needed much more.
She is ok now, and I know Nate will be, too...but I am a little bitter.
And they can kiss your ass for having your laptop. You8 could even wear one of those sexy tie back paper gowns while they do it!
Posted by Anonymous Shannon :  September 24, 2008

Bless his little heart and yours. I read your blog occasionally if I think to click from another blog and when I read your post yesterday my heart sank. You and your little family are in my hearts and if it was possible to cover your darling Nate in kisses from several thousand miles away, I would do that. Please be well.
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  September 24, 2008

I'm so happy he's getting better. I've been thinking about you and your little boy all week (which is crazy, I know, because we don't know each other in real life) but I was genuinely scared and I'm glad you know what is wrong and you're home. Stay strong.

Glad you're home. I hope Nate starts feeling better soon.
Posted by Blogger Ashley :  September 24, 2008

Whew. So glad to hear you're home.

I'm so glad to hear Nate is doing better. Our laptops have been such a lifesaver in all our hospital experiences in recent months. (Even two years ago, when I was waiting for my contractions to start after my water had broken... blogging was a good way to keep busy in the hospital.)

Keep hanging in there!
Posted by Anonymous Fawn :  September 24, 2008

I'm glad you guys are home. I hope that Nate can only get better and stronger now.
Sending love and big hugs all the way from Scotland!
Amanda x
Posted by Blogger Amanda :  September 24, 2008

So happy to hear it's something treatable. It must be so nice to be back at home all together.
Posted by Blogger joyce :  September 24, 2008

sending love...
i am glad he is home
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  September 24, 2008

Tears of joy are sprouting from my eyes! I am so glad to hear he is on the mend. My children are causing me gray hairs daily but just by being naughty not by scaring the daylights out of me! Tell Nate when he gets better, he is grounded! :)
Posted by Anonymous kate w. :  September 24, 2008

Ohhh. Poor Baby. Such a heartbreaking picture. Get well soon Nate.
Posted by Anonymous Susan :  September 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Karla!
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  September 24, 2008

Just came by to say Happy Birthday. So glad Nate is home with you to celebrate.
You deserve a large drink!

So glad to hear that Nate is on the mend! You guys have sure been through it the last few weeks!!
I hope that all the medication does its job ~ and your little man is up and running about again very soon!!
love and big hugs XXXXX

PS ~ Happy Birthday by the way ~ I just read one of the previous comments that said it was your birthday!! XXX
Posted by Blogger Tabitha :  September 24, 2008

Phew! You must be feeling a lot more peaceful now.

So glad you're all home now and that Nate is being sedated with cartoons. I can only imagine the withdrawals he'll have from the TV once he's feeling better...

With the 'roids: you may already know this, but they can turn very sweet, docile children into mean, angry, emotional wrecks. (This happened when our then-3.5 month old daughter was on them.)
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  September 24, 2008

I've been checking this blog constantly for a Nate update. I'm so glad he's home. That picture just breaks my heart.
Posted by Blogger Julia :  September 24, 2008

Oh, poor sweet thing!

I hope you guys bounce back quickly. xoxo
Posted by Blogger Angella :  September 24, 2008

Poor little guy! I'm glad to hear he is doing better. As I said in your last post, my son developed pneumonia when he was born. They started him on meds and he was well enough to go home in 5 days. I had to continue the meds at home. I'm glad they've figured out the problem and got him on the meds that should get him feeling better quickly!
Posted by Blogger Candi :  September 24, 2008

Oh what a sweetie (the picture!) So glad he's on the mend. Thinking good thoughts for all of you. My youngest Harrison (now 3 1/2) had pneumonia over Xmas last year. Some steroids, some antibiotics, lots of fluids and plenty of mama's (and daddy's) love fixed him up just fine.
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  September 24, 2008

Posted by Blogger Dawn :  September 25, 2008

I still can't over how beautiful Nate is and his eyes are just stunning. I hope he gets through this quickly.

And a happy belated to you =)
Posted by Blogger Jenn :  September 25, 2008

Aww, poor sweet boy. :(
Glad to hear he is home and on the mend.

More cyber (((HUGS)))
Posted by Blogger Finelly :  September 26, 2008

hi dear!hope nathan feels much more better...
strange how people could reach other people with the net. But now you and your little treasure R in my heart, so I was so worried...
hug & kisses
PS: from my mom too (who says Nate is now her new little nephiew :) )
Love from Italy


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