What Kind of Week Has It Been

Where to begin Labor day weekend in our house means we are celebrating Molly’s Birthday which we did on Saturday, and then thought we would find some fun family activity for the remainder of the long weekend.  Well things did not work out as we planned, but we have had quite the interesting week. Sunday morning Jack who had come down with a nasty cough over the weekend woke up wheezing and breathing very rapidly, so we took him in to see the pediatrician.  After a couple of treatments in the doctors office did not help the pediatrician sent us off to the emergency room.  After a couple of more treatments in the emergency room did not help, they decided to admit Jack to the hospital.  A couple of chest x-rays, and some antibiotics later Jack began to improve, and finally this evening we were able to bring him home. Not to be outdone by his brother Abe decided he needed to see the emergency room as well.  Last night he picked a fight with one of the walls in our house…. and lost badly!  Here is Abe in the Emergency room waiting to have four staples put in his head to close the wound CIMG2805 No really he is fine, he just wanted to take all of the Facebook and Twitter sympathy from his brother since his story was much easier to tell in under 140 characters. You really haven’t lived until you can walk between the pediatric unit and the emergency room of a hospital knowing you have a kid on the mend in each (to say nothing of what the hospital staff must think of us by now). Not getting lost in all this is that today was Molly’s first day of school.  Thanks to lots of help from grandparents, and a wife who manages to get every last detail taken care of the matter what chaos is going on in our lives, here is Molly happy to be starting First grade this morning. IMG_8794 Getting back to Jack here he is tonight in the hospital while the nurses were finalizing his discharge papers, looking a lot better then when he arrived at the hospital on Sunday CIMG2814 and as I am finishing this post up, in walks my wife to tell me Abe just threw up all over his crib…. never a dull moment around here

6 Responses to What Kind of Week Has It Been
  1. ewH
    September 9, 2009 | 11:37 pm

    Wow man, now I am having second thoughts about this whole baby thing. 🙂

  2. Handly Cameron
    September 10, 2009 | 5:46 am

    I’m glad everyone (for the most part) is getting better!

    And don’t worry – as another parent of three I have been told that you eventually get to rest … in about 16 years!

  3. Carl Tyler
    September 10, 2009 | 9:58 am

    Good lord, glad everything worked out ok.

  4. Adam Gartenberg
    September 10, 2009 | 10:06 am

    Sorry to hear it was such a rough week, but glad to hear that the kids seem to be making it through in one piece. Too bad all of this overshadowed Molly’s birthday and first day of school.

    Look at it this way – maybe they’re just getting all of the excitement out of the way before they become teenagers and can cause some *real* damage. 🙂

  5. Nikhil Chawla
    September 11, 2009 | 9:44 am

    Emoticon no words to express my feelings, now I need to be extra careful with Aryan as he loves the strong brick walls of my apartment, All my best wishes are with Abe and Jack for speedy and permanent recovery.

  6. Luis Benitez
    September 14, 2009 | 10:17 pm

    Oh no… sorry to hear about the chaos. here’s hoping for a super week.