So, after a long, long, long 3 days in the hospital with my baby, we were finally released. I have a lot of respect now for parents that spend long hours in the hospital waiting for the child(ren) to be healed. It was boring, long (I know, already said that), and also rather stressful. They weren’t sure what she was sick with to begin with so at first it was a bit of a shot in the dark. But they got it sorted very quickly and with the right treatment (IV antibiotics) her improvement was very rapid.
We made it back up the mountain just in time for a cheese fondue, and then to see my Lily get her ‘piu-piu’ medal from her ski class.
She loved it, and did great, from what I hear. Her and her little sister are already talking about going back next year, and Evie is pretty excited to get on skis next year. I am really proud of my big girls for handling Mama being gone so well, and proud of my Lily for sticking with skiing. I think I’ll take a nice, long, knitting project next year, and will try to relax a bit, as this year was anything but relaxing!
A good friend in the US with ties to France always jokes with me about “ski week”. All French children have 2 weeks off in Feburay during which a portion of the French population descends upon the various ski stations. Since he is childless, and not French, whenever he comes to snowboard in the alps he always checks with me when the famous “ski weeks” are as to not come then.
We pulled Lily out of preschool for a week in the alps (I know, bad parents!).
We spent a lot of time talking about ski school (we signed her up for morning lessons all week), and she was really looking forward to it.
Saturday morning we packed the car, loaded up the girls, the dog, and took off. I knew something was a bit off with the littlest because she was really quiet and docile the whole ride. We made it to the alps, met my brother-in-law and his girlfriend, grocery shopped at the bottom of the mountain, and drove up to the place we rented. We unpacked, ate dinner, put everyone to bed. Sunday, my youngest still wasn’t up to snuff, and by Sunday evening I knew first thing, I was taking her to the Doctor on Monday.
Long story short… We ended up heading down the mountain on Monday evening, in an ambulance, and we spent a rather long 3 days in the hospital while she recovered from what ended up being… pneumonia!