Well, its been a long week....
Tara was admitted to Huntington Memorial again this week (did I just talk about that!) for Retro-Cardiac Pneumonia...what that means...well, if I understand correctlly, its a pneumonia that "hides" behind the heart. A normal x-ray does not pick it up...however, our cardiologist is AMAZING, and he did pick it up. So after nearly 2 weeks of fevers, cough, and yuckies, we were admitted got some IV antibiotics on-board for a few days, and came home. First night they could not even get an IV in my poor girl (after 6 failed attempts) they finally got it the next am. They put LOTS of fluid in her, and started the antibiotics right away, and in 24 hours I had my girl back.
Well, becauase she rolls like that, Jim and I also left for vacation together on Saturday am. (Grandpa is staying with the kids til Friday, then Grandma is taking over) We flew to Puerto Rico, to then hop on a cruise ship to the Southern Caribbean. Can't stay we have enjoyed Puerto Rico at all, infact Jim and I keep joking that its a "Griswald" vacation! If anything has gone wrong, it has. I will blog more about it at a diffrent time (to vent:) but lets just say when we got on the ship I said "I am so glad we are on pricess because now we know that everything will be an excellent choice" and for anyone who has traveled on princess cruises before knows that in the dining room, you hear that about a million times: "I will just have tap water" "excellent choice" makes me feel good that no matter what, I have always made a good decision, wait not just a good decision, but an excellent decision! So while still in port in Puerto Rico, I am glad to be on the ship looking out at a beautiful city, but with a definate sour taste in my mouth about how they treated us. ~sad~.
We have booked out future cruise with them (well, at least put a deposit on one, so what ever you put down you get back in on board credit with your next one), so we will cruise again with Princess in the next 4 years! (knowing us proubably in the next 4 months!), booked our shore excursions (power snorkeling tomorrow) and looking forward to spending some time with my hubby over the next 7 days, and napping, and sleeping all night...yes lots of sleeping will be involved! Jim woke me up this am at 930 and I was startled...just out! So I told him I needed 5 more minutes!!
Pray for the kids (and Grandparents at home) that they have a good time, and everyone stays healthy. Tara is having a tuff time I think...when we skyped them earlier today Tara was excited to see us, but when it came time to say goodbye she was not happy. I think its just been a ruff day for her, poor girl, she was so used to mommy holding 24/7 the last week its hard. I am sure she will start to have fun soon, buts its still hard. So keep her in your prayers. I will blog again in a week, after all, I am on vacation!