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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A worrisome few days

Deming, NM

This is the second day we woke to temperatures in the teens and no water.   We first thought it was an internal problem but later found the water pipes here in the campground are close to the surface.  Tonight for sure we will put some water in our potable holding tank.    Thankfully Leonard always gets the coffee ready at night and puts it on a timer so we do have coffee in the morning.   As the temps rise rapidly here in the desert, we should have water probably in another hour or so.  It was 19 when we got up two hours ago and 28 now.

We have had quite a worry for the last week.  Our dear granddaughter Charlotte, back in Maryland, started getting sick last Monday, along with her sister, Abby.   The pediatrician diagnosed them with ear infections.  By Wednesday Abby was fine.   Charlotte, however, kept getting worse.  By Thursday she could not walk as she was in such pain.

Charlotte with little sister Abby

Amy and Scott were in twice daily contact with the doctor, even over the Holiday weekend.  On Monday Amy took Charlotte to get blood work.   Yesterday Scott met with the doctor.  He said they are awaiting the results of one test but everything looks like Lyme's disease.   They were to bring Charlotte in today and if she was not improved she would be admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.    A spinal tap would be performed.

But - last night she had a very good night and today she is walking normally.   She will not be admitted to the hospital.  In fact, she wanted to go to "school" (daycare) to see her friends and play with the toys.  She is now at daycare! 

The doctor is treating her for Lyme's even though one test is not back.   It appears to be working.  We know she has a way to go but we are so thankful for each improvement.

We had many friends praying for Charlotte's recovery.   Prayers work!

9 comments:

Rick and Paulette said...

Such cute kids! And a big worry too, I'm so glad to hear that Charlotte is beginning to feel better and it sure sounds like she's on her way to making a full recovery. That's great news!

Ivey said...

It must have been a big worry for their parents. Thankfully everything is looking good now.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Wow, if it's not one thing it's another, You guys have had more than your share in the past year. We are praying foe a fast and full recovery for both the girls,I know how worried you are. I had my Grandson in the hospital while I was away in Pa. Nothing you can do except pray. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

Laurie and George said...

Ohh, I'm so sorry to hear about Charlotte, but glad to hear she's getting better! I know how hard it is to be so far away from her :(

Ali said...

So glad Charlotte is on the mend. It is definitely hard being the Grammy and Grandpa and being far away. Thanks for letting us know how she is doing.

Donna aka Froggi said...

My heart was in my throat as I read about Charlotte. The daughter of a good friend had her 2 y/o get sick with a stomach ache that got worse. He ended up in the hospital with a diagnosis of leukemia. These little ones get sick so quickly! Glad she is on the mend!!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Wow I just hate when little one's are sick it breaks my heart.

Beth (CC) said...

Praise for the treatment working!!

Texas Yellow Rose said...

So glad to hear Charlotte is on the mend. As to the water, we got a heat tape for our water hose. The tape is a flat thing with the heating element inside and a thermostat to control the heat. It plugs into a regular plug. Dave wrapped the hose with that styrofoam pipe wrap along with the heat tape and then shrink wrap around the entire thing. Shrink wrapped the water stand pipe and put one of those styrofoam faucet covers on the lift-up spigot. We left the kitchen faucet running with a slight stream in the galley overnight (with the galley tank valve open) just like you would in a stix-n-brix. No freeze-up. Works great! Send me a message if you want to know more. Hang in there!