Friday, February 11, 2011

I have never.....

seen someone pee so much blood. It was pretty scary.

I got a call this morning from the school just after the kids got there. Laura had peed her pants, said it hurt, and said there was blood in it. By the time I picked her up, she had wet again, and was walking bow legged. We had booked a doctor's appointment for an hour or so. I took her home and tried to clean her up, and she was in so much pain. Every time she peed, she cried. And there was a lot more blood.

Thankfully when we got to the doctor, she managed enough to test, and it turns out to be a really fast acting, serious infection. She's on some wicked antibiotics, and apparently the speed with which the infection took hold and caused so much distress is normal for some women and girls.

But man, was it a scary thought looking at that blood and trying to figure out what would cause so much bleeding.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Everybody keeps saying they are gathering supplies....

......for what the weather people are saying is likely going to be biggest winter storm since 2008.

I remember that storm. I was stuck at home in it all by myself.
Thanks to that storm, I now have a life plan. During that storm, with nothing to do, and balding tires meaning I had nowhere to go, I found SUNY Potsdam and the part time MST program that I am now in.

As for the supplies, I always have extra cans and water on hand.

Now to see what this big storm will bring.