Wow!! I really knew what I was doing when I picked that name for my blog!! This past weekend was a prime example!
So - Friday I left work and went to Wal-Mart for some things for David's box for it was our turn to send one off. Then I stopped to get Carrie from work. While waiting for her to come out to the car, my cell phone rang and it was my sister. She was calling to tell me that my mom had been admitted to the hospital with chest pains and they were keeping her overnight for observation and were running some tests. Then Carrie arrived at the car complaining quite a bit about pain in her left ear. We made it home in time for Ashley to run out the door for the school's family fun night and then she was babysitting for a friend. Since we don't like to go to bed unless the kids are all home and tucked safely in their beds, I decided to wait up on Ashley to get home since the "flu bug" had gotten ahold of Dave. In my dozing off and on in the living room, I realized that Carrie was sitting in my recliner in serious pain. She was so miserable so at about midnight, we headed off to the ER - again!! The long story short on that trip is that she has developed what is known as "swimmers ear" and her ear canal was almost swollen shut so no wonder she was in so much pain. They gave her a pain shot that literally lasted about 48 hours!! I mean - she was in la-la land for that long!!!! Anyway, we arrived back home at about 4 and I managed a couple of hours of sleep. Oh yes, that was in between waking Dave up to get him to "breathe" properly!!! Saturday was spent doing laundry in hopes of killing germs, handing out medicines in order to get everyone back to normal (if there is such a thing), trying to clean, going to Wal-Mart for groceries, prescriptions, stuff for the science fair (which I HATE by the way) and numerous other things. Another long night was on the agenda for Saturday night! I got up with the intentions of going to church but a crusted-over ear and a broken thermometer to try to check two very warm individuals temperatures sent me instead to CVS for a syringe and thermometer! A quick phone call from David in the afternoon helped to cheer everyone up a bit. As a side note, he was actually able to watch some of the service on Sunday morning so he called the church to say thank you for the small portion that was about Veterans Day.
Anyway, I think the ear is finally getting better. At least she can't use the excuse that she can't hear me when I tell her something!!! The flu bug still has a good hold on Dave but you can't keep a good man down!! Ashley is still bright and cheerful which I am very thankful for!!!
David called me yesterday and I was able to talk to him for quite awhile! That was pretty neat and now I have more ideas for the Christmas box or should I say boxes!!!! He is still doing well and he said that he is definitely staying closer to Jesus now more than ever!! Sounds funny yet he was serious!!
So - the Fulton Family Funny Farm is quite a mess but like anything else, we will survive. I am just praying that the Mom doesn't get sick. Otherwise, my favorite office mate will strangle me!!!!!