Sunday, January 18, 2009

Yikes!


Check out my little man. I guess I now know why he hasn't felt well all week. He broke out in this horrible rash this morning and within hours it had spread all over his entire body. I took him to the pediatrician and she said it was Fifth Disease(Parvovirus) and just has to run its course with the aid of Advil and Benedryl. He has slept most of the day and in between naps has put together Legos.

Most of you already know, but I am going to post an update for the ones that don't-- Dad is doing fine, but is still in a terrible amount of pain. He fell off the tractor last week (the large International, not the small yard tractor) trying to tuck the muffler so he could get up under the garage or carport or something. It could have been much worse, so he is lucky to only walk away with a broken arm/hand/wrist--he has several breaks and lots of little bone fragments. He has bad swelling right now so they have a soft support brace on it until they can see what will "shift" back into place when the swelling goes down and what will require surgery/pins. The day he fell, he was using the tractor to spread ground asphalt (gravel) along the drive. Once Mom got to him and they were heading to urgent care, my Dad (grimacing in pain) calls my brother and stammers out... "Son, I have fallen....from the tractor....I've broken my arm and hand and maybe a rib..... I ... need...you....to..." (and at this point Jimmy is already out the door and heading to the car because he knows he will be meeting them at the hospital.) But Dad doesn't ask him to meet at the hospital as expected. Dad continues with "....I need...you...to...go... spread that gravel for me." Geez...

But don't worry about Dad, we're taking good care of him, his bandaged arm and his swollen, fat little sausage fingers. Being the loving family we are, Mom is about to amputate the arm for him. If he doesn't stop complaining she might start with his good arm. My brother, the logical one, has offered to bring the pressure washer in the bathroom to create a "redneck bidet." He's helpful like that.

14 comments:

LesleMora said...

Oh my goodness Cass! I hope Spencer sleeps a lot. I know what it's like to be covered from head to toe and sleep is a life saver.

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I'm glad that he was injured anymore than he was.

I hope your guys heal quick! :hug:

Anonymous said...

I pray for Wisdom to understand my man;
Love to forgive him; And Patience for his moods.
Because Lord, if I pray for Strength,
I'll beat him to death.

Guess Who?????

Anonymous said...

Oh Lord! We didn't know about Jim getting hurt! My goodness...he just has the worst luck! We will be praying for a quick recovery for him and Spencer. Oh, and I love the idea about the bidet..leave it to Jimmy to come up with that one. You think it is from experience? Hmmm...

John and Melissa

Patti H said...

OMG Cassandra I thought you were going to say Spencer was allergic to some of the goodies I sent you guys. He looks so itchy. Hope he is feeling better. Now you Dad can I just say OUCH! I hope both your boys are feeling better. BTW it freaks me out everytime I see that person post from John and Melissa. LOL

Oscar T. Grouch said...

Big hugs out to you and your family.

Robyn said...

OOH I hope everyone mends quickly.

Yankee said...

Oh man, I hope they both heal quickly.

Kristin K Stock said...

Oh gosh.....here's lots a prayers for everyone!

Amy said...

Yikes! I had no idea! I hope everyone's better soon.

Cheri Pryor said...

Poor babies! lol! And I can sympathize with your mom's post above...I've prayed that many times the last 5 years. And since it seems that your family has the same whacked humor mine does, let your dad know that horses get shot for broken limbs so be grateful he isn't one.

Cody had that exact same rash when he was about 12. Itched like crazy and just appeared out of nowhere overnight! Hope your little guy is feeling better. I remember it only took about 4 days for Cody's to be completely gone.

lydia eve said...

Hope Spencer and Uncle Jim are both recovering well! Something tells me Spencer will be hitting the "all better" finish line first! Yikes!

Paula... said...

Oooh poor Spencer - the poor little man! Wishing him and your dad a speedy recovery. Hmmm I'm not quite sure who to feel sorry for - your mum or your dad LOL. Seriously I hope he's on the mend and not in too much pain/discomfort.

Anonymous said...

awww.....i had to LOL though...the dog is licking his lolipop..now hes got spots!!! (connection??)

hope hes feeling better

Georgina, said...

oh my! I hope everyone is feeling better now