Monday, October 8, 2007

Tamara gets some well deserved time away

Well, I am on my own for a few days. Just me and the kids. Tamara has decided to get away from it all.

It would be nice if we had planned a little get away for Tamara, and she were sitting on an island in the Mediterranean, but in reality, Tamara is suffering from a bladder infection, which we and the doctor originally thought was appendicitis. The bladder infection was definitely very painful and so it is good not to have to worry about the kids for a day or two. But Tamara is so ready to come home. She said, don't they just send you home with cranberry juice and some pain relievers in the U.S.? The medical or health care system here in Germany is a bit more cautious and wanted to observe Tamara for a few days.

We went to the hospital emergency room on Sunday night and because the signs pointed to appendicitis the doctor wanted to check her in right away. The other option was to have her come back at 9 a.m. the next morning. This was after midnight on Sunday, so we decided to have her admitted.

Tamara is doing well, and I'll write some more details in a bit. With doctor's appointments for 3 kids today, two trips to the hospital to visit Tamara, homework, some work, work for me, trying to find babysitters so that I could go into work for a half day tomorrow, and caring for 5 children I haven't got all of my details written down yet.


Coleen said...

Wow! I hope everything is ok! Please pass along hugs from her favorite sister (ok, one of her 3 favorites, hehe). Let her know that my thoughts and prayers are with her (and definitely with you!) Can't wait to see you guys in a month and a half!!

Gardner said...

We are getting excited for your visit as well. Good to hear from you.

Thanks coco.

Maria said...

Oh goodness! I will say a prayer for her speedy recovery!

Heredia Family/Yvie said...

Hugs and Prayers for you & Tamara!!

Gardner said...

Thank you for all of the support. Tamara is back and doing well. Gratefully it was not worse!

March 2007