Monday, February 22, 2010

My Grandmother, Anne Robb

My Grandmother is truly one of the most tenacious individuals I have ever encountered. She raised her three girls on her own and managed to make a good life for herself and family. I can only hope that I am as strong as her and my mother in life.

My grandmother was attacked and stabbed multiple times in her bed last night. I can't begin to understand why someone would do this. There is no excuse. You'd like to think that someone who could commit such a violent and horrible act would stand out from the crowd that you could spot them, but you can't. It's easy to forget that this is the world we live in and some days I'm very sad to be a part of it.

My grandma is expected to survive, but it will be a long recovery both emotionally and physically. I can't imagine the strength it took for her to get up and get herself help, but I hope that even a small part of that is within me. I just can't make sense of the world today.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Sick, Sicker, Sickest

Well we've all been miserably ill for what seems like forever. It started with poor Moira who had an ear infection, then the flu, which got into her lungs resulting in pneumonia and a trip to the hospital and finally finished up with pink eye. She's still coughing a lot, but she eating and sleeping normally and her temperature is only slightly elevated. Then Kiah and I caught it and while we missed out on the ear infection and pneumonia I ended up with severe nausea and couldn't keep even water down. So this time I got a tour of the lovely emergency unit at Evergreen for dehydration. 2L of saline later and some anti-nausea meds and I was back home. I then slept for 18 hours (no I'm not joking) I finally arose from my coma to discover that the anti-nausea medication "may cause drowsiness" I haven't taken any for 24hrs and I've been ok. My fevers still 102, and I've got pink eye, but I actually feel pretty good considering, and just in time because after taking care of this lot all weekend Nick has succumbed to the virus and is now sick in bed.

All in all it's been pretty horrible and I've got about a million things going on right now the least of which is my moms big boating seminar on the 20th. Being hopelessly sick sure makes you wish for the carefree days of summer. Hopefully by this time next week we'll all be back in good health.