Monday, March 10, 2008

When Motrin Just Isn't Enough and Baby Einstein Is On Auto Replay

Last night the Hubby and I got to visit our local ER with Cookie in Tow at the nice hour of 10:00 PM. Over the last 48 hours we have learned a lot about our patience levels and most importantly that we can do this thing they call Parenthood. Not that we ever doubted our capabilities we just truly never know what the future holds and that no matter what we are TEAM COOK through thick and thin!

[Now, I am sure you are sitting there reading in anticipation as to the reason to why we decided to take Cookie for a visit of the hospital at such an odd hour]

Well, truth be told our Cookie Dun went off and got a mild case of Pneumonia. She began running a high grade fever and Motrin just wasn't enough. As of now she is okay and the fever is gone. She has been enjoying her Baby Einstein Videos for a good...FIVE Hours and just talking up a storm. Though I am banging my head against the wall hearing those little puppets over and over again, I would like to Thank Mr. Einstein for their Auto Reply feature. Because of it, I was able to snag an hour worth of sleep in the wee hours of the morning.

The Dr. said (by the way George Clooney doesn't moonlight at our local hospital ER neither does John Stamos but a nice Dr. whose name I cannot begin to spell with a very impressive medical vocabulary does) her ears, nose and throat looked good but her little chest had a little bit of the good old fashion crud. One X-Ray, a shot and the great Staff attention we received at the hospital Cookie is doing great now. I would like to give a big Thanks to the creation of modern day medicine. Sorry, Tom Cruise; Scientology wasn't going to get us out of this one.

When we arrived home at 1:30 am...did I mention AM! Cookie was sleeping but was ready for a snuggle with her binkie in her own bed. I don't think she much cared for those florescent lights in the under decorated but much appreciated ER room they placed us in. Calling HGTV our local hospital could use a splash of color.

Though she didn't sleep completely through the night she is resting and eating well today. Hallelujah!!!

The two lessons that we learned through this experience is simple:

Hind sight is always 20/20 and God will never give you a problem that you can't solve by believing in your capabilities that he has given you as new parents! We will always go with our gut instincts.

The gift of prayer is a blessing and it should never be forgotten that the prayer hot-line is open 24/7. I would like to send a big shout out to the big man in the sky who gifted me with a little extra Patience at 3:30 am, this morning. It was used wisely.

So, to our family and friends who have been checking in on our little Cookie through out the day we would like for you to know that she is doing great! If you wonder what we will be doing the rest of the day we will be continuing on with our Baby Einstein Movie Marathon.


The Cook Infirmary

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