Friday, May 9, 2008


Abe has a virus. He's been snotty and cough-y but since yesterday he's also been feverish. This morning we made the trek to the doctor (never much fun but especially not in a big ol' city like Los Angeles where they have the been-there, done-that, sick kid, get 'em in, get 'em out feeling) where they checked him out from head to toe and said that all we can do is let it run its course.

I've been around plenty of sick kids in my life and it's never made me sadder than this time. A couple of nights ago, I had a dream that I was protecting Abe from sniper bullets at a big political gathering. Later in the dream, Kid of the rapper duo Kid 'N Play showed up to perform, so I think everything turned out okay, but it was a harrowing moment anyway.

Nothing like realizing you'd so readily and quickly and might I say, eagerly, take a bullet for someone.

Anyway, at some point, I will blog about the rest of our Ethiopia trip. I will, I will.


Autumn and Dan's family said...

Poor little Abe!
By the way, you too could be a crafty lady! You are welcome at our craft night or just join the next felt food exchange. We are thinking of pizza. Everyone will make an ingredient for the pizza. I hope Abe feels better soon! It is so hard for your babe to be sick, but they sure do cuddle a lot.

Sara said...

Get well soon Abe! And Kid n Play were so my favorites!

Jocelyn said...

Poor Abe:-( I got your message, I'll call you this weekend sometime...tell Abe to hang in there and if you haven't bought the battery operated nasal aspirator yet...go to the store now!!

mama becca said...

Yuck. Sick babies are so sad :(.
I'd suggest that saline spray for babies and then suck out that snot, if you're not doing that already. Sam is very allergic to the pollen here (Pollen, USA) and that's helped him... that and good ol' motrin.

Anonymous said...

oh, poor abe. That's just miserable for everyone involved. hope he's sleeping good.

Jana said...

poor baby.....hope he feels better soon.

can't wait to hear more about addis.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Rooneys!

It's the Montoya's. Wow! It's been a long time since we've seen you, Ted. I don't think we've even met the Mrs yet. But we get the Christmas card every year! :-)

Anyway, we just talked to Mike and Ann Collard, and they told us they saw you at C.A. tonight. They passed along your Web address, and we've been enjoying your stories and pictures.

Our "little one," Isaiah, is graduating high school next year. How time flies!

Congrats on the rambunctious little bundle of joy. Sorry he's not feeling well right now.

God bless! --Mark and Tamra