Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fevers, Falls, and Fainting!

Its been a tough week for health here at the Hoop Ranch. First, the boys came down with a fever, and much couch napping ensued...
Fortunately it only lasted about 24 hours, which I highly recommend, if you have to get sick. Then two days later I came down with something seemingly unrelated entailing a swollen throat, low fever and monstrous headache. Here's where it gets bad...

Tuesday evening while we were unloading groceries and our (local! organic! weekly!) veggie box, somehow Tank took a digger and cut his wittle eyebrow on the heater grate on the floor. And let me tell you facial cuts are bleeders!

Now I had spent most of that day in bed due to said throat and head, but adrenaline kicked in when my offspring got wounded. I jogged off to get a clean washcloth to put pressure on his noggin. We made the quick decision to pop down to the hospital and see if our tot needed a stitch or two. Within seconds we were loaded in the car and Poppa was driving us to the local Dr.

And then the adrenaline wore off. And I sort of passed out. Tunnel vision, rushing in the ears, all that. Debated throwing up. Decided it would be a bad thing. Poor Poppa up front now figured he was driving us both to the hospital. So anywhoo, the tot would have gotten stitches if they still did that these days, but with modern technology and all they just crazy glued the little guy back together. I laid in the back of the subaru until I felt well enough to walk in to the hospital and get some water. We all survived and are at home, held together with a little glue.


Anonymous said...

Its a good thing that Poppa was in a healthy state...hope all this sickness does not now get to him! Little Tank must be quite mobile to find that grate and hurl himself onto he looks like any other boy in America...cute but not quite perfect!

Robert said...


Well, at least Tank Boy was nattily attired in his wee polo!

tres chic!

sara Smith said...

poor peanut. super glue is amazing.

I know the first pic is of reclining misery, but i just have ta say... da boyz look pretty adorable all sacked out and recovering, specially with little Tanker's lip all squished against his poppa like that.

ya got yerself a purty cute son there, friends.