Thank you all for your kindness and prayers. Maybelline has had mid to low pain levels all day, but no further nausea. Saltines, bananas and ginger ale. Laptop and Heroes episodes she hasn't seen. The blood results are normal. The doctor's office is still working to get her an appointment with a gastroenterologist. So she won't move around much till then, or probably even go to school. Poor thing. I'm sure she'll be crushed when we tell her.
As to Lou, he's still a pain in the butt, as always. He purrs now when I pet him, he's come down to eat and he's aggravating the dogs again. This photo, though, is not for the weak of stomach. He has a nasty gash. But it hasn't oozed or bled since he's come home. I just know he's getting better, so I'm leaving things be. Scroll down for the photo:
Gross, huh? He's not at his prettiest, that's for sure. But he seems to be his old self otherwise.
Again, thank you all! My three boys are all out fishing (Little Guy LOVES to fish, and Oatmeal Head had to get in on the act). Tomorrow we really will have a Fall Break day. Head out to Tahlequah and at least look at changing leaves and take pictures. Let the dogs run and get wet. Let the boys run and get wet. Picnic lunch. Hoorah!
Honestly? I'm grateful this happened to Maybelline now, while she had time off and no tests or homework to worry about. And while I had time off and didn't have to worry about sleep. As yucky as all this is, God, in His mercy, let it happen now. Not next weekend. Stuff's gonna happen, ya know? I'm just glad for the timing.
Until I write again ...