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Does this still work? [May. 20th, 2010|11:36 pm]
jeannee
I'm lonely.
I have a headache.
And I'm afraid an opportunity that I really tried to take advantage of has completely passed me by.
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Musing (only one today) of the day... [Jul. 23rd, 2009|11:52 pm]
jeannee
I wonder if I'll get anymore texts now that baseball season is over.
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I am too old... [Jun. 27th, 2009|09:15 pm]
jeannee
to have days like this.
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Finally. [Mar. 29th, 2009|05:27 pm]
jeannee
Justin came home from the hospital yesterday.  He smiled a LOT when he first came into the house... then he slept a lot... and then he laughed a lot at my mom and me when we tried to figure out how to feed him with his tube last night.  He's not supposed to be that with it and aware, but he even laughed at my dad's corny joke about bolus feeding being a bowl-less feeding.

I'm glad he's home.
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There's a tube... [Mar. 26th, 2009|09:40 pm]
jeannee
They surgery went well today... Justin's tube is a lot higher up on his abdomen than most that I've seen.  That's probably why they couldn't find his stomach through the normal scope method that they tried yesterday.  He doesn't do so great when he gets a general anesthesia... his blood pressure dropped and stayed too low for them to really give him any pain meds after his surgery.  So he spent most of the morning/afternoon crying until he fell asleep.  But at least it's over and done with.. I think they'll try to feed him through the tube a couple of times tomorrow and as long as that goes well, then *maybe* he'll get to go home tomorrow afternoon or Saturday morning.
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Ugh. [Mar. 25th, 2009|10:50 pm]
jeannee
So Justin was supposed to have a feeding tube inserted today.  But, things didn't work out so well and the doctor wasn't able to do the procedure (insert lighted scope through the mouth, down the esophagus, into the stomach, see the light come through the stomach and insert need through the abdominal wall toward the light, then insert feeding tube).  Apparently, the doctor was never able to see the light shine through Justin's skin... could mean that his stomach just isn't in the expected place because he doesn't walk or move around much and/or he's got a curved spine that's pushing things around a bit.  At any rate, Justin had to endure a lot of needle pokes into his abdomen for no good reason today.  This made for a very not happy Justin.  He cried most of the time that I visited him today in between classes.  Tomorrow, a surgeon will come and do a bit of laproscopic surgery, look around inside of his abdomen, find his stomach, push it up toward the abdominal wall, and then the doctor who tried today will hopefully find his stomach and insert the feeding tube.  That means full, general anesthesia for Justin tomorrow... it's a bit scary.  Last time he had surgery it took a long time for him to recovery from the anesthesia because they couldn't raise his body temperature back up to normal levels..  Hopefully, things will go well tomorrow and he'll be home for the weekend. 
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It's been a hectic week. [Mar. 21st, 2009|11:31 pm]
jeannee
My cat was in the kitty hospital for 3 days for some mysterious coulda-been-an-injury-but-we're-not-really-sure illness.  He's finally back home, but has lost a lot of weight, gotten saggy skin, and has weird shaven parts and still doesn't look quite like himself yet.

I was sick for a month.  I'm mostly better now, but everyone else who's gotten sick since me is blaming me for passing along the plague to them.  My mom, Frankie, and Frank have all been in various stages of the sick, but it at least seems as if they all got better much more quickly than I did.

But Justin's been admitted to the hospital for pneumonia.  I'm sure it's probably all related to the sick the rest of us have had... He woke up sick on Thursday, went to the doctor's Thursday morning.  He doesn't like to drink or eat when he's sick, so it's nearly impossible to get any sort of medication in him that will make him feel better.  That means no antibiotics, no pain-relievers, and no keep-the-seizures-away meds.  By Friday night he was horribly miserable, and so were we since we couldn't figure out how to make him feel better.  He was also having seizures since the fever and lack of meds were screwing with his brain chemistry.  My parents took him to the emergency room Friday night.  He was admitted to the hospital a few hours later.  My parents stayed with him and after I got the foster boys to my nanny's for the day, I went to the hospital to spend the day there with him.  Jeannine's spending the night so that we can all come home and get some good sleep. 

Hopefully he'll be home soon.
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Happy Birthday to me.... [Feb. 23rd, 2009|11:34 pm]
jeannee
Today's my birthday and I fully intended to go out tonight and have a free party while watching the Orpheus parade down near the French Quarter.  But then I got sick and lost my voice and officially just wanted to sleep sleep sleep.  So that's what I've done for most of the afternoon and evening.  I fully intend to get back to the sleeping as soon as I post this. 

Yesterday, my aunt and uncle invited us all over to their house and cooked us up some barbeque to celebrate all of the February birthdays in our family.  That was a loooong day.  Today, I was going to go get my free birthday steak at the restaurant near here... even went so far as to go to the restaurant before I found out that they don't open until 3pm.  Apparently that only happens M-Th... I went there a couple of weeks ago with my dad for lunch so I didn't even think about checking their hours.  So... no free birthday steak for me 'cause all of our babysitting services were set up to end at 2pm.  

My make-me-feel-better-meds are kicking in now, which means I'll be completely knocked out in about ten minutees.  Happy happy sleep time. :) 
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Someday... [Feb. 8th, 2009|10:28 pm]
jeannee
I'll have enough time to post here and actually talk to the people that I like. 

Last night I dreamt about getting hugged.  Is it sad that one of the nicest dreams I've had a looong time just involved me getting a hug?  I am so starved for attention... or maybe it's just some comforting that I want.  The last time I dreamed about getting hugs I was in the middle of a month long Hurricane Katrina evacuation and had no idea what life would be like.. every night for weeks I dreamt about getting these wonderfully comforting hugs that didn't ever seem to end. 

I laughed a lot this week about Wong Workers and Affle Ho's.

And, I missed Marc Broussard in concert.

And, I'm so far behind in my work I wonder if I'll ever catch up.
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Ouch. [Jan. 31st, 2009|12:28 am]
jeannee
Figuring out tax stuff makes my head hurt.  A lot.
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