Sunday, March 29, 2009

Enough already with the drama

Alrighty, it has been a long day(week, actually), so I am going to break this down and not even pretend to write with any eloquence whatsoever.

I am writing this update from a very comfy bed, tho not mine, in a very beautiful house, which is equally not mine. I wish I could say we were on vacation visiting friends or in some swanky hotel, but, not so much. I woke up this morning to discover that the carpet in our master bedroom made an odd squishing noise and had the added bonus of water springing up between your toes when you walked. Very beach like. Without the whole relaxing ocean sounds though. It would appear that we have had some sort of breach(slab or roof, not entirely sure yet) and that the rain in our house did not stay mostly in the plains of Spain, or even outside for that matter. Nope, it came in. Apparently has been doing so, unnoticed for quite some time. It has left mold as it's calling card.

So, we are at a super wonderful friends house about 10 minutes away. When the water removal guys came, they discovered the mold. Mold in your house under perfectly normal healthy circumstances can be really bad. When you have an immune compromised kid, well, it is potentially catastrophic.

SO, for an as yet undetermined time we are guests of a wonderful friend of ours. It could conceivably be quite some time before we are able to return home. Walls will be coming down, flooring coming up, disinfectants going in and mold coming out....all sorts of fun.

I will be calling Mandy's docs in the AM to see if we should do a chest CT to see if she has any inhaled spores. Just as a precaution, she is fine from all outward appearances. As long as she is okay, the rest....whatever. It's just a house. We will figure it out.

There was some other drama sprinkled in this week too. Suffice it to say, I am ready to start a new week.

Off to bed now.

Love to all~


Dan said...

I am praying for all of you for this to be resolved fast.

As soon as you said mold, I thought "oh oh Mandy does not need this".

Please keep us posted if she will have a CT scan.

Your friends are awesome for inviting you to stay with them.

Andrea Cook said...

I am so sorry - and mold - yuck! I hope Mandy is doing great.

COLE Prayer Team -

Hugs of love, Andrea