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Sick and Tired

2012 February 3
by elizabeth_admin

Hey, miss me?

My week has been pretty hectic with doctor appointments, hospital visits and watching a little boy breathe.  But there’s always a silver lining because I am now the proud owner of a pulse oximeter, the MQ3200.


Now I can check Jack’s oxygen levels whenever I’m worried and know when it’s really necessary to go to the hospital.  Or I can check my oxygen levels just for the heck of it.  Let me know if you want to check your oxygen level — I’m ready.  I’m like a mini-hospital now (except for an RN or MD degree, but who needs those anyway?).

Anyway, I could have sewed last night, but lately I’m just too distracted.  Hopefully I will be more focused tonight.

Keep your body and sewing mojo healthy!

17 Responses leave one →
  1. Cindy permalink
    February 3, 2012

    Sorry you had a hard week. I hope you little man keeps feeling better. Moms hate to see their kids in pain. Best of wishes to you both.

  2. annie permalink
    February 3, 2012

    My husband has been in the hospital for a week w/ mystery GI illness. Could not think about sewing or much else. So I can sympathsize. Hope your boy continues to improve.

  3. annie permalink
    February 3, 2012


  4. February 3, 2012

    Sorry to hear you’ve been having a worrying time of it, but glad that everything is okay.

  5. February 3, 2012

    I’m sorry that Jack hasn’t been well. It’s horrible to see little ones suffer and to worry about them. No pressure to sew mom, just do what you need to do!

  6. February 3, 2012

    Hopefully Jack will breathe better when you get him out of the city. New York has the highest rate of childhood asthma in the country. I recommend San Diego for cleaner air. Or Australia. Or even the Catskills 🙂

  7. February 3, 2012

    Gosh Elizabeth – sounds like you & your little man have had a busy ‘n’ worrying time of late – but you do so look like you’ve got things under control. We’ll all keep you sew-jo warm for you until you’re free-er to come pick it up again hun 🙂

  8. February 3, 2012

    I hope Jack is doing OK! Family illnesses are so stressful.

    I remember pulse oximeters from my few stints in the ICU. They kept you strapped to those things 24/7 and if you bent your arm wrong it would start beeping really loudly.

  9. February 3, 2012

    How scary! Hope your little guy is a’ok!

  10. February 3, 2012

    Hugs to you both. And hoping he’s feeling better.

  11. February 3, 2012

    You have a MOM degree, that counts for something.
    I hope he’s feeling better and everyone gets some good rest. Sew when you are ready to, pushing it will just lead to mistakes.

  12. February 3, 2012

    Oh no! I hope everything will be ok. Hospital visits are not fun. Hopefully your new device will help things in the future.

  13. February 3, 2012

    I remember you mentioned this before; so sorry it’s gotten worse not better. How old is he now? DD had trouble breathing when she had a cold (in winter: always), but now she’s turned 6yo things have improved 95 %. Take care of yourself, this is so stressful. Glad you have an instrument to help you, anyway.

  14. February 3, 2012

    It is comforting for you to have a measurement of when things aren’t as they should be. My son just had adenoids and tonsils out due to sleep apnea which is also frightening for a Mum – it has made a big improvement and I hope Jack also improves. If it is asthma; many of our world record holding swimmers in Australia were asthma sufferers as children and the swimming training proved a remedy. Just another thing to add to a busy life!

  15. February 4, 2012

    Sorry to hear that Jack hasn’t been well – so worrying & stressful, but as the mum you have to keep all of that behind closed doors for the little fella, don’t you? Brilliant to have the equipment to set your mind at ease. I’m all for getting the equipment in.

    Also, you probably deserve a night or two lying on the couch with a nice glass of wine.

  16. February 4, 2012

    Thinking of you and your little one – hopefully you can all sleep easier soon.

  17. February 5, 2012

    Oh, no! How terrifying. Glad he’s doing better, and hopefully the new “toy” keeps things less scary in the future. Yikes.

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