Wednesday, 2 January 2008

When the holidays pass you by....

Christmas and New Year just passed us by. That's because my three year old daughter, my only child, got seriously sick for the first time. She had a major case of eye infection which caused the bacteria in her body to rise to scary levels. She had very high temperature and was already chilling. She could not eat and she would vomit her milk. When we took her to the hospital, she was immediately admitted and she had to go through several examinations. She was pricked, injected, examined, and had to have a tube inserted in her hand (dextrose) for support in medication and nutrition. It was such a scary scary time for me. We were just released before new year's eve but she is still being monitored. Being the mom that I am, I cried endless tears and unconsciouly wiped my eyes with the same hands that comforted my little daughter. And so now, I have the eye infection! But I still am thankful that Nicole is better now.

I appologize for not being able to answer emails, not being able to participate in the forums, and for just being out of touch. I will catch up with you guys once Nicole is better.

Hope everyone had a happy new year.

Iris

24 comments:

C70 said...

Iris, what a terrible thing for your little girl to have to go through! And over the holidays, no less!! Glad to know that Nicole's feeling better, but I do hope you'll feel better soon, too! Happy New Year, wishing you and your family more blessings this year!

Linda F. said...

Oh, Iris! How scray for you all. I hope everyone is doing better soon. We have missed you here and at Bad Girls, but we all understand! Stay strong!

AliciaSharp said...

Iris I hope that you 2 continue to get well. I will keep you in my prayers. Keep us posted on how Nicole is and I hope that your new year will get better and only bring you good things! Take care of your family and let scrapbooking continue when things become better!

Becky said...

I can't think of anything worse than having a sick child. Its horrible. Mine was sick at Christmas too, although not as severe as your Nicole. At least we have next Christmas to look forward to and everything in between! I will keep you guys in my prayers and hope that you both get better soon!

kerry lynn said...

oh how scary!
you just take care of that little firl and yourself. everything else can wait.
happy new year!
xoxo

annika5064 said...

I really hope she´s feeling ok now! It´s just the worst nightmare, that your child gets sick!

Happy new year!
Annika

Malin said...

Ohh Iris that is terrible, its realy the worst thing when your child gets sick and when its that bad it feals like someone ripped our heart out.
Hope Nicole is fully recoverd soon!!!
Hugs to you all!
/ Malin

Ingrid said...

Oh Iris, that is indeed scary. I hope you both get well soon.

Happy New Year!

Cathy said...

Iris...... I'm so sorry to hear that Nicole had to endure such a painfully scrary experience as well as you and your family had to. I'm thinking of you all!!!

pepsijen said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your troubles over the Holidays! I can tell what kind of mother you are simply through your beautiful layouts and heartfelt words. You'll both be in my prayers, take care~

Anna Zalamea said...

:( Oh no Iris! Poor Nicole. Must've been so scary. Thank God she is feeling better but I'll praying for both of you to make a complete recovery! Take care and wishing you and your family a great year ahead. xoxo, Anna

Roni said...

Iris, I am sorry that your holidays were so frightening. I pray that you both will continue to feel better.
You are missed and loved out here in cyber land, but we are a patient lot! God Bless you!

Rayne said...

That is a scary time. I'm glad your daughter is on the mend!

Drea said...

Bless your heart!! I hope you both get better soon!

HUGS!

iris said...

thank you so much guys for your concern. I appreciate all your kind words. You are just a bunch of wonderful people and I'm glad I got the chance to know you guys (both in person and through the internet. Nicole is slowly getting better. I on the other hand have a throat infection. I saw my throat through a camera and I would not even want to describe the looks of it to you. It is the cause of my high fever. I'm taking antibiotics now. I just pray that I won't transfer this bacteria to Nicole too. I would so appreciate your prayers. Thank you very very much.

croppin carla said...

Iris so sorry to hear about everything that you and your family are going through. Its tuff when the little ones get sick. I know she is the apple of your eye and I hope that you and your family all start feeling better.

Mia Castrillo said...

Hope you and Nicole are feeling better soon, Iris! My Raya got an eye infection too which I eventually got from her. But thank God it isn't very serious. Still praying (and have been very conscious about it) that my Baby Alyssa doesn't get it from me. Rest well and take care of yourself!

Gaye said...

Iris, That was a terrible thing to happen to Nicole. Thank God she is feeling better. I hope both of you will have a complete recovery soon!

keamac said...

Iris, how terrible for you all. I'm pleased to hear Nicole is getting better though. I went through a similar thing with my little boy when he was about 4,it's so hard when your baby is ill. Take care.

Wati Basri said...

oh no Iris....hugz to you....hope Nicole will be well soon...u take care 2...hope your throat will get better!!

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Scrapbook Junkie said...

Hope you and Nicole get better very soon.

Wishing you a happier new year!

Anonymous said...

Iris, I'm so sorry that you had to go through this with little Nicole, especially during the Holidays. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. wishing you a speedy recovery! hugs to you both.
Patti H.

Kelly Goree said...

Oh no, Iris! I'm so sorry you all had to go through this but glad she's doing much better now.