So, as I said in our last blog, we had to leave Idaho early because of illness (Mary was sick with croup, and Ben's mom was sick). Little did we know...that was just the begining.
We got home from our trip Tuesday at 2:00am and by Thursday Sam was sick with croup as well. He was up ALL night Thursday night, and by Friday morning he could hardly breathe, and a little voice was telling me something was really wrong, so I took him to our pediatrician.
Right when we got there, she hurried and shot him in the leg with epinepherin, which is now a fat bruise in his thigh. Sam's was really struggling to breathe. That didn't work as well as planned, so she shot him in the other leg with some type of steroid. I was pretty freaked out by that point. She put him on a nebulizer for the next ten minutes and suprisingly, he sat still for that. After monitering him for a while, she didn't have anything else in the office that could help him, so she sent us to the hospital. We spent the next day and night there.
Poor Sam was poked and prodded for the next few days. He had an I.V. in one hand, a moniter on his toe, X-rays, ultrasounds, blood work, ect. It was an interesting night because Sam tosses and turns and he kept getting tangled in his I.V. and his moniters. It was nuts. We didn't really sleep.
To top it all off, he was not allowed to eat any solid foods. They were afraid that his throat was still pretty closed and the food would get stuck. The poor kid was starving by the time we got out of there.
When we finally got the o.k. to leave the hospital we went to pick Mary up at the Lupoi's house. (friends of Ben) They were so nice to let Ben and Mary sleep there and to take Mary the next day.
They have a lizzard there that eats red ants and Mary brought the container of ants over to me because she wanted to feed the lizard. As I was saying no and grabbing the container, it spilled and red ants went everywhere! We all flipped out!!! Mary cried, Ben tried to get some of them and ended up getting bit a few times (which is actually pretty painful), Sam was trying to pick them up, and I was staring in disbelief! We found the raid and finally killed all of them. We had to vaccum them up off the carpet and wipe down the desk they were running around on as well. We went on an ant hunt through the rest of the house and killed some stragglers. We felt soooooooo bad! It wasn't even our house! AAAGGHH!!!
We left the house clean, but smelling very strongly of raid. What a way to repay people who totally helped us out. Wow.
So, now we are home and furiously trying to pack. We are moving in a week and planned on using the weekend to prepare and find a house. Obviously that didn't happen, so now we are in crunch time and frantically trying to secure a house and get packed.
To top it all off, Mary woke up this morning with Pink eye..yippee, can't wait to see how quickly that spreads.
And there you have it...another Maynard adventure to add to the rest.