What started out as a pleasant trip to the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens last Saturday with Missy and our dear friend Patricia ended up with a visit to the hospital. Missy, my oldest daughter, got up on Saturday complaining of pain in her abdomen. She thought it was from the Mexican food on Friday night. We went to the Lilac Gardens for a couple of hours, then back to her house for lunch and scrapbooking. By 4 PM Missy was in so much pain that I told her I was taking her to the hospital. Seven hours later it was determined that she has a cyst that had burst and was bleeding internally. The doctor kept her overnight for observation. She lost a lot of blood and, at one point, we thought she was going to have to have surgery.
She came home the next day and, thank God, is on the mend now -- ever so slowly. Missy and I are blessed to have such lovely friends. I made some phone calls on Sunday morning and people were there to help out with the animals, driving Christien to school, and more. Plus lots of prayers for her recovery.
Today daughter #2, Stephany, woke up with a very sore throat. Since she's had strep before so I decided to take her to the doctor for a throat culture. Sure enough it's strep. She's on penicillin and I'm sure will be back in the swing of things by Thursday. I'm going to talk to the doctor about having her tonsils out -- this is the 4th time she's had strep since last Fall.
On another note -- I think I may be getting a new digital camera for Mother's Day. That would be so cool. The one I have is about 5 years old and just isn't quite up to speed for the kind of pictures I want to take. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!