Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Christmas to Remember...

Christmas this year was... Memorable. It was at times wonderful, fun, horrifying, and even ridiculous. I thought about just ending it with that, but really, I must give you the play-by-play so you can understand just HOW memorable it was!

It all started a week ago from last Sunday... I woke up in excruciating pain and had to go to urgent care. Turns out it was a bladder infection (gah, those are horrible), and they put me on antibiotics straight away. All was fine until... I had a severe allergic reaction to the antibiotic. I had a migraine for 2 days straight and started getting fever symptoms so they had to switch me to a new medication. Ah, sweet relief!

Then Wednesday, I walked out the door of my job never to return. That was a memorable experience in and of itself!

On Thursday, my aunt and uncle were driving up here from Texas to spend Christmas with us. It's the first time in 3 years that they have been home for Christmas! However, Thursday evening we got word that my little cousin Faith was brought to the hospital with severe dehydration and my uncle had a fever pushing 102. Faith was in the hospital overnight, and once she was hydrated she was doing much better, thankfully.

Then on Christmas day, my mom came down with something and had to stay home all day. It was really strange to celebrate Christmas at my grandparent's house without her there! We were able to see her for a little while in the evening and have a family Christmas of sorts, thankfully.

Then, the day after Christmas we were all going to get together with my mom's side of the family (including my aunt and uncle from Texas) at my Aunt Faye and Uncle Dave's house. But, as soon as we got there we found out that my Grandma had been taken to the hospital because she had fainted 3 times that morning.

Let me just pause for a moment here to say OH.MY.FREAKING.GOODNESS.

Grandma was also in the hospital overnight so they could monitor her and find out what was going on. Thankfully, she is doing much better. The doctors think it was an issue with her medication, combined with not eating enough and the excitement of the holidays.

My aunt and uncle from Texas spent about 2/3 of their "vacation" here in the hospital, poor folks! I just hope that they aren't forever scarred by that experience and never want to come back!

So, that was my Christmas this year. I wish I could say that despite the circumstances it was completely amazing and wonderful and filled with laughter and smiles, but it wasn't. To be honest, it just felt weird. But I'm still thankful that everyone is okay, and that we got to see some family members that we haven't seen in a long time.

Also- I left my camera at my in-laws house, so my blog may be a little boring for a while... Hopefully I will get it back soon! I hope that you all had wonderful, non-weird Christmases!


  1. Oh, wow! This is going to be a Christmas for the books! Hope your New Year is a little less eventful :)

  2. Oh my goodness! That's way too much "excitement" for a Christmas vacation. Hope everyone is on the mend and STAYS healthy.

  3. Hey Mikalah, I'm so sorry about all of that. Maybe you can have a do-over in July or something. Take care and stay healthy!

  4. Ohmygosh! you need a veg day to do absolutely nothing! doctors orders =) Thank goodness everyone is alright and healthy now!

    Have a calm boring new year ok? hehe or another crazy one minus hospital stays! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  5. Thanks guys! Holly- I like the "do-over" idea. =) Here's hoping that next year will just be TWICE as good! =)

  6. Oh my goodness! What a dramatic Christmas! I'm thankful everyone ended up okay in the end! I've heard bladder infections are dreadful!!

  7. Ashley- me too! You're right, it was very dramatic! And they are NO fun, I really hope I don't ever get one again!!!



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