Friday, April 30, 2010

thank you, i love you all, and i will beat you with my cane

i cannot thank you all enough for your prayers, thoughts, love, and support.  anaphylactic reactions and severe asthma are unfortunately a daily reality for my family.  it's beyond terrifying, so your prayers and words of comfort mean so much to me.  the one good thing that can come out of my mom's health situation are medical journal articles and studies bringing about awareness.  her case is such a rarity (only one other person in the u.s. has food allergies as severe as hers), making sure it is documented and studied is important.  my mom and i were released from the hospital late last night with lots of breathing machines and steroids, and now she's home and doing well.  my dad also came home from europe last night, so he was able to stay home from work today and be with her.  that means i'm back in the office.  ugh.

i seriously have so much blogging material from our hospital slumber party that i'll have to share with you later.  (i've got a crapton of work to catch up on.  i was working from the hospital on my phone and laptop as much as i could.)  just to give you a little preview of stories to come: 85 year old woman with a walker begins wielding it as a weapon on the male nurses.  i promise you, it's funny stuff.

and just to share a little family tidbit with you all: as of this past sunday, my little brother is officially legal and he's all grown up! it's still so weird to me that in a few short months he'll be leaving for college. my family and i live in the same city and are extremely close; his leaving will especially affect our 11 year old sister who calls her big brother her "best friend." here's one of the pics (we are doing some serious squinting in the sun) we took at the sunday lunch celebration after church (sans pops who was still in europe thanks to the volcano spewing ash all over the place):


my momma with her three babies

Meredith

29 comments:

Cathy said...

So glad she's home!! Your family is so adorable!

Can't wait to hear about the crazy old lady!

jessalyn said...

your family is the cutest fam ever- and the fact that your little sister refers to her big brother as her best friend is adorable. it makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

i'm so glad mom is home and doing better, and i aspire to be one of those old ladies that uses her walker or cane as a weapon, so i am looking forward to the story.
<3

Bathwater said...

Work, work, work, Texas needs more holidays. I'm all for lobbying for that.

Ams said...

I am so glad that your mom is home and that she's doing alright. How freaking scary? What is she allergic too? I would love to hear more about it. And I agree - awareness and working on a cure for this scary business is the most important thing.

And I can't WAIT to hear the stories of your hospital stay... old grandma's beating up nurses sounds awesome!! haha

Happy Friday my friend. I hope you have a great RELAXING weekend. Oh and your family - you all are gorgeous :)

Cee said...

I'm so glad your mom is doing better and back at home! Have a nice weekend!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

Glad your mom is home and doing okay!!!

Nikosmommy said...

You must be so relieved to be out of the hospital and back to your mountain of work in the office! (or not...)
Have a great weekend and take care of your Mama!!!

Rasha said...

Glad she is doing better!!!

Cara Smith said...

I think if I had allergies that bad I wouldn't be able to eat anything I didn't make myself.

Can't wait to hear about the old lady.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Your family is beautiful! No joke about those food allergies -- a tough road. And SO glad your mom got sent home and is doing better! Happy weekend to all of you!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

YAY! So glad to hear you guys are out of the hospital and that your dad is home to help your mom.

You and your bro look so much alike. And your little sister is adorable!!!

♥Aubrey said...

Asthma & Allergies go hand in hand it seems :( I'm happy to hear your mama is at home resting peacefully in her own bed. The hospitals are NO FUN at all!!! My son has this issue and it scares me to death. Give her a BIG {Hug} lady and love on her tons.

Happy Friday!!!

Hutch said...

I'm so glad to hear she's doing better! Boo to work, but at least it's almost the weekend!

Salt said...

You have such a CUTE family!! Your little sister has the best hair!

I'm glad your mom is home and I'm still thinking about her and sending her more get well soon vibes! It's uncool what happened, but I guess a silver lining would be that the reaction she had could help other people. (And she's safe!)

I'm also glad your dad got back ok through all that volcano craziness!

foxy said...

Man, that's like SUPER DUPER CRAZY RARE!! Dang. Glad to hear she's on the road to recovery. You're part of a beautiful family!!

bananas. said...

oh lady, i'm so glad your mom is doing well. how scary! i hate being in hospitals but you're right. it's a great place for blog material. lol.

have a great weekend meredith. TGIF!

blueviolet said...

I am SO glad everything is ok with your mom now. This weekend will be relaxing and uneventful now, right?

Brittany said...

So glad to hear that your mom is home and doing better! What a sweet picture of your fam :-) Have a great weekend!

ScoMan said...

Glad to hear your mum is doing well.

I'm looking forward to reading about this little old lady and her improv weapon.

Erin said...

Hooray! I'm relieved she's better and home and that your dad is back, too. What a roller coaster you've been on.

I love the photo of all of you and your (wrap?) dress is too cute. It looks like one I just got but haven't worn yet. You're darling!

;-)

So pleased everything has improved! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw, that's great! I'm glad to hear she's out and feeling better!

The Only Girl said...

Glad all is well! I'd be interested to hear more about your mom's allergies. I think I told you once that my son was anaphylatic from birth to 6 years old, but eventually outgrew his.

You guys are one cute bunch!

Ashley said...

gorgeous family!

Tara said...

glad your momma's ok, flashy!! <3

Lady of The Manor said...

Good to hear your mum is okay.

Your family photo is so cute!

Looking forward to tales from the side of a hospital bed...

Lady M :)

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I hate that I missed your post about your mom being admitted to the hospital (I've been behind in my browsing favorite blogs due to busy work schedules), but I'm happy to hear she's home and has such a loving family surrounding her. I hope she is feeling better and I will continue to keep her in my thoughts and prayers as well as you and your family. You all are absolutely adorable!!! *HUGE HUGS*

MiMi said...

I'm glad your mom is doing better and home!
And do you have the cutest family EVER? Yes, you do.

SaraPlaysHouse.com said...

I'm so glad you're home and your mama's feeling better. How incredibly scary for all of you! And GO YOU for swooping in and taking care of things while your dad was away. You remind me of MY big sister. Even though I think you're younger than me. But still. You know what I mean. :)

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

what a beautiful picture of y'all

ok i have seriously missed a ton of your blogs...must go now and read read read