in recovery

June 24, 2011

Well. It has taken me quite awhile to get back into the swing of things after getting our BUTTS KICKED by the cuh-razy events of the last week and last weekend. Have you ever had one of those days where it seems like just when everything that could possibly go wrong actually goes wrong, and just when you think it can’t possibly get any worse, OH IT GETS MUCH WORSE.

Yeah, well that was pretty much the story of our whole entire weekend, except multiplied by a million and add an extra shot of ridiculous. 

Here we are, all ready to go on our  big four-wheeling weekend! 

Here’s what was supposed to happen last weekend: Drop Sienna off…Leave for 3 days of fun and excitement at a friend’s cabin including four-wheeling, trail riding, bonfires, and shooting illegal fireworks at each other…Pick Sienna up and go back home. Easy enough, right?

Wrong-O. I won’t even go into all the details of how the weekend went downhill for us because it is exhausting. But here’s a quick summary:

Arrive at cabin Thursday night and go to bed so we are ready for a full day of four-wheeling for Jared, Me, Tom, and Cody all day Friday. Have a blast on the trails, try my hardest to keep up with the boys, and ride to a Fish Fry on Friday night while we wait for everyone else to show up (so far, so good!)

But then….Friday night after a super fun, long day of hitting the trails: one of the girls arrives, takes a 4-wheeler out, somehow ends up launching herself over the handle bars, Jared sees her go flying through the air and land on her head while her wheeler rolled over her multiple times, ambulance is called, we offer to follow the ambulance, spend all night at the hospital waiting for her to be released so we can get her back to the cabin. She (luckily) has a broken collar bone but nothing else major.

Meanwhile, one of our friends borrowed one of our wheelers, also rolled it, and banged it up a little.

Meanwhile again, little did we know before we left, Sienna is apparently coming down with Lymes Disease. LYMES. DISEASE. Really? Throw in an extremely itchy bug bite that is all black and blue and the size of a softball, PLUS a gigantic molar pushing its way through her gums, PLUS PLUS a 104 fever, and I guess I’ll just remember the days when we actually slept at night.

Meanwhile, Jared starts to not feel well, takes his temp and it reads 104. Awesome. And he is supposed to be leaving in one day to be on the East Coast for work for the entire next week. 

And all of this is pretty much in motion by 5:30 am on Saturday morning. And we haven’t slept since Thursday night. Oh, and Sienna has Lymes Diesease. 

Needless to say, we left right away because Jared wasn’t feeling good and knew he had to bounce back quick for his work trip, and good thing we did because we discovered that Sienna needed a lot of attention and drugs (and blood tests and urine samples and throat cultures, is there anything worse to do to a baby than all three of those things at once?!?) to try to kick this Lymes deal before the risk of long-term side effects increases. 

Phew. But now that it’s been several days, we are getting back in the swing of things and I can say that Sienna has handled this whole thing really well. She wasn’t ever  fussy at all, just pretty uncomfortable at night and despite all my efforts to keep her in a drug-induced haze, she had a tough time sleeping at night. But she is a million times better now and showing no signs of any sort of long-term issues, AND the bug bite is no longer eating its way through her entire inner-thigh. So that’s a bonus.

I am just thankful that with everything that happened–crashes and roll-overs and broken bones and fevers and infected insect bites–everyone is bouncing back without any major setbacks.

As crazy as things were, it could’ve been so much worse. And even though our trip was cut way too short, any chance I get to do stuff like this, makes me a happy girl!


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