we were still in the emergency room with Miss Willow. She is fine. Last night around ten or so while we were watching Oh Brother Where Art Thou? she woke up. Generally, I let her cry it out for a few and she goes back down. But last night, John said that maybe we should check on her. She was sitting up in the dark, gasping to breathe. She sounded like she was breathing through oatmeal. I figured it was croup, since she’s had it before, but she was really struggling, and it wasn’t so dramatic last time around. I took her on the front porch for the cold night air *that one is not a myth* while John got dressed, and something about her panic made me decide that we had to go to the hospital. (the big kids are with their dad this weekend) John completely agreed, so I got dressed, fretted about the lovely impression my beer breath would make (so happy that John doesn’t drink) and off we went to the thankfully three minute away hospital. The waiting room had exactly one person in it, and we went right in.
We had a competent but OHMYGOD cocky doc that I’ve had there before. Willow got one mist inhaler thing of adrenaline, then one of water, then a dose of prednasone to help open up her throat. She was so very scared of the hospital. She cried and cried and cried. Finally, one of the nurses brought in a tv with a video, and Willow stopped mid-shriek and smiled at me. "I watch tee bee!" she exclaimed. And I said, "YES! T!!!V!!!" and I was very grateful to the nurse, even though I know she did it because she didn’t want to hear any more crying.
Once we were home, we both fell asleep in her bed. Today she did fine and she’s asleep now, though she did wake up a couple of times already tonight. I bought her a new cold mist humidifier when I got her rx filled this afternoon, so she’s propped up, steamy, medicated, and the window is open. I hope that does the trick. Last night scared me so much. I hate that humans are so freakishly fragile. Best not to think about that too much.
I ordered two cds from amazon with some of my birthday money. They finally came today. I was SO SO SO happy when I saw them in the mailbox. I guess that’s the upside of not mail ordering anything for awhile. I got this one and this one. Both are very much to my liking, and I will have to put them on cassette tomorrow so I can listen to them in the van. Did you know that some cars (mine) have no cd player?? It is shocking yes, but true. Also, the idea I had that John and I would give each other iPod Nanos for christmas?? I think we just spent that on adrenaline and prednasone. Which is okay. But, uh, I REALLY DESIRE an iPod nano. Really. I sorta daydream about it.