Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Inquiring Minds want to know

Lillian is extremely ill today. She was up all night and finally slept for about two hours from 4-6am. She has vomited nonstop and is running a high fever. I was able to get 75cc of pedialyte into her a couple hours ago. It has been a really rough night and day.

To clarify a cockelburr...I grew up in the country, and when the dogs got out into the woods they would sometimes come back with these prickly puffy things stuck in their coats. Some could be small, but others would be larger than a grape. You really had to work to get them out of their coats. We always called the burrs. Matt, however, calls them cockelburrs. Not sure if it is a real word, but that is what I was trying to describe, I know, not a very pretty picture, but now you have a better understanding of what is coming out of her or trying to anyway....

It is obvious that her stomach is causing her quite a bit of pain and there is absolutely nothing I can do for her. I pray this is a 24 hour thing and she is coming around the corner on this thing. UGH.


  1. Gosh, can that kid catch a break.
    Thanks for the explaination... we have those pesky burrs here too. Hope tonight is better for all.

  2. Poor girl and poor Momma!!! I hope that she is feeling better today! I'll be praying! Hang in there! HUGS!!!

  3. Thanks for the explanation. I didn't think I could find cockelburr poops on Wikipedia :)

    I hope poor Lillian feels better real soon..praying for you all!

  4. Yes, cocklebur (note spelling) is a real word. Here is a definition:

    I have included Lillian on the prayer list at my blog ( -- no, I am obviously not an atheist, but I was, hence the title). Hope that helps.

    I have raised three handicapped children - one was not supposed to live. He is now 30. My son has two children with difficulties. The younger underwent some neurosurgery today. Most of her organs are in the wrong place, but she is thriving -- except for those pesky surgery days. (And, oh, the 30-year-old had a trach tube for more than a year as an infant.) Hang in there. is how we survived!

    God bless you!

  5. Will pray for Lillian to get better and for you to get some rest... Wendy xx