Thursday, June 17, 2010

Da Count-Da Update

Calypso did come home from the hospital on Tuesday. She's doing well but obviously needs to still take it very easy.

Mr. Lime's toe seems to be improving and no longer harboring infection.

Isaac had two gigantic syringes full of oogey knee jelly drained off him yesterday. Time will tell if this is all he needs to get his recovery back on track.

My car is back to working condition. It seems all it needed was a major tune-up. Though it was a hit to the checking account was at least affordable enough to be covered. A blown head gasket or replacement vehicle would not have been an expenditure we could have absorbed.

Other things worth counting in the whole insane week and a half at Chez Lime are:

Nurses at the hospital who were especially good to Calypso. The poor kid was in extreme misery and barely able to function at all. She's also terrified by needles. She had nurses who treated her with great skill and compassion and who had a good measure of good humor. The ER doctor and CT technician were fantastic too. The admitting doctor was kind of an absentee figure who missed some obvious details in giving orders (like ordering a continuation of the IV fluids started in the ER for a dehydrated patient...duh!), but the outstanding nurses kept things straight.

My mom came up on Monday and stayed through Thursday. She provided the alternate wheels until my van could be fixed. She kept an eye on Calyspo after she came home from the hospital when Mr. Lime and I had to get back to work. And she went on one of her famous "Grammy Scrubs." Let me tell you when your house has undergone a Grammy Scrub you know it. Don't even think about interfering with the process in any way. I knew the Scrub had commenced when I brought Calypso home and my mother was on her hands and knees scrubbing the baseboards in Calypso's room with Lysol. She later moved on to the Notorious Purging of the Bedrooms wherein she finished what I started in Calypso's room and forcibly prodded Isaac and Diana to go through all their worldly possessions ridding themselves of excess and properly ordering what remained. The woman is a cleansing/organizing dervish. I suspect she will be sleeping for the weekend....which is more or less what I hope to do.

Now, in the immortal words of Bartles and Jaymes, "Thank yew fer yor support."

17 comments:

Craig said...

All good stuff. Glad to hear yer peeps are on the mend.

Amazing, ain't it, that even when life is just spinning out of control, that even then (or maybe even especially then) we never lack for blessings to count. . .

Thanks.

EmBee said...

Been thinking about you and so happy to hear things are starting to level to a more even keel... As for that 'Granny Scrub'... Does one have to be related to acquire said services? Because my house SURE can use one right now. :-)

Cricket said...

Wish my kid's Granny would do that. Theirs is the cause of the excess of worldly possessions.

Glad things are improving. Continued prayers for you and yours.

Oogey knee jelly?!? Yuck. I think I'll have to pass on the toast this morning.

Jazz said...

Um... could you send me your mom once you're done with her?

Suldog said...

It sounds as though mostly good things are happening (I don't know about the scrub.) Glad to hear it!

coopernicus said...

In the immortal words of Igor (it's pronounced EYE-gor)...
What are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don't you give someone else a chance?....

Craig said...

And, uh. . . what Jazz said. . .

Your mom is amazing; everyone should have a mom like that. . .

choochoo said...

Three cheers for good stuff happening. I will eat a cookie to celebrate :D

G-Man said...

I hope the Van is not too costly Michelle, glad to hear that health-wise things are looking up.
have a Kick Ass week-End...G

crazy4coens said...

I love the way you compare the cost of a major tune - up versus the cost of something serious. it's important to compare!

i'm glad you are all on the mend.

:-)

Anonymous said...

God Bless ya! Hang in there and may all the sicky poos get better soon.

Mary (ox)

S said...

Oh man, my house has only once undergone granny scrub, when LR was a baby...I could use a little more of that!

Glad everyone is on the mend!

secret agent woman said...

Good to hear Calypso is home and was treated well, and I hope the car is fixed up without too much trouble.And can you please send your Mom to scrub my house? I've been feeling a little poorly lately...

Sarah said...

Sounds like everything is on the mend. That is at least good news!

Kat said...

Whew! Thank heavens things are returning to normal again. And thank heavens for Scrubbing Grannies! :)

Beach Bum said...

Still sending good vibes, glad things are looking better.

Jocelyn said...

I can't tell you how much I need your mother, too. Saint Limey's Mommy.

When my mom comes, she reads in the hammock out back and says thank you when we bring her food.