I haven't posted in a few days because it has been crazy, and not in a good way over here.
Missy turned 17 on Sunday. I can't even believe it. On Saturday, we went shopping for her, plus school clothes for the boys. I guess our credit union decided we spent too much money, because they shut our account down, effectively leaving both me and Mr. R with no money. He was in Oklahoma when THAT happened. It took two days to fix that.
On Sunday, Tiger complained that his...well, butt, was hurting. I honestly thought it was because we had spent hours walking on Saturday. I even cracked jokes (get it? cracked?) and assumed he just had a bug bite of some sort. By Sunday, it was clear that he was in real pain and under duress, he finally allowed me to look at it. I almost cried for him. A huge red mass which started on his thigh and went all the way up, I knew I'd have to take him to the doctor.
I called the doctor Monday, and they got us in for an appointment two hours later. He was diagnosed with cellulitis of the buttocks, legs and groin. He is on an antibiotic for a week, 4 times a day. We have a follow up appointment tomorrow, and if the mass hasn't gone down, we will likely have to take him to hospital to have it removed; yes, that means surgery. This happened SO FAST. I have barely slept, I keep hopping up to take his temperature because he has also been running a fever through the whole thing. He finally broke down tonight; he is in so much pain he sat on the couch and cried. I made him take a cold shower to bring the fever down and he fell in the shower, because he can hardly stand. I may even insist that he sleep in bed with me tonight so I can keep an eye on him. And for the first time in 8 years, I called in sick.
So that's why no pictures, no updates. Mothering has always come first to me. This blog is fun and I enjoy doing it, but my baby is my baby. I will try to keep you all updated. It is about three weeks until school starts, and I am praying this is not so prolonged that he misses school. Please keep him in your prayers!