Still Fevered

Another day of fevers. šŸ˜” The Tylenol / Advil have offered Nora some relief, but she’s just not herself. She’s slept lots today, which hopefully is her sweet little body’s way of getting rid of whatever it is she has.

Here is a sweet little video clip from earlier.

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Um… Yes, please?

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Amidst the concern over Nornor not feeling well, “life as usual” beckoned–dance recital rehearsals, baseball games, and trips to the grocery. We are so fortunate and blessed to have loving, trustworthy and knowledgeable nurses and sitters to help us out when we need them!

I got Greta to her dance studio shortly after 4:30, then buzzed back home to get Gavin to his 5:30 game in the opposite direction. William was able to join me in watching the game before I had to leave at 6:45 to get Greta. While I was still there Gavin hit the ball and made a really great play.
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(If you zoom in very closely, to the right of the little white sign on the fence there is a duck in the outfield!)

As Gavin was standing on third base he looked over at us to see if we were watching. He smiled so big, so proud of himself, and instantly welled my eyes up with tears. He’s such a sweet buddy.

I got back to my pretty ballerina just in the nick of time. On our way home we saw a rainbow spot in the clouds.
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We both agreed that the setting sun looked like an eye!
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William and Gavin arrived home a few minutes after Greta and I. Norns was sleeping peacefully. William sent the kids upstairs to get showers and debated whether or not he should go get Penn Station or go on a run and eat something healthy when he came back. I laughed at him and encouraged him to go out on a run!!

Before long I heard the front door open and close, tired footsteps, and a mysterious peeping sound. As I turned around my eyes were immediately drawn to a gaping tiny yellow beak on a fuzzy little head peeking out of William’s cupped hand.
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William found him on the curb of our street. There were no trees and no buildings anywhere close enough that this teeny tiny little bird could have fallen from. Mystery aside, we promptly prepared a makeshift nest in a container, loaded soggy cat food into a little medicine syringe and named him Albert Einstein Yusko. He snuggled up contentedly after I filled his little crop.

Ordinarily birds don’t need to be fed throughout the night, but it was anybody’s guess how long Albert had been hanging out on the curb waiting to be rescued. I responded to his feeble little peeps around 2 am with another helping of soggy cat food and then closed him in the kids’ bathroom safe from the cat. A baby bird stuffed with cat food. You do the math on that one!!! šŸ˜¬

If I weren’t already so busy with the care of another certain 17 lb. “baby bird”, I would have gladly taken on the responsibility of caring for Albert just as I did my sweet little Ava. I did find someone to take care of him, and hopefully he will grow up to soar the great blue skies.

In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
(Job 12:10 NIV)

8 thoughts on “Still Fevered

  1. Poor Norns! And Mom. Sending prayers. The video and pics are so sweet but you can just tell by looking at her the poor little bug doesn’t feel good.

    Love the comments in Gavin and his game. My Chase is the same way. Always looking to see if I’m watching and he just can’t contain that big ol’ smile when he he gets a great hit or makes a play. It definitely melts your heart to pieces. They grow up so fast, I try to treasure every moment I can. Even at practice the other night, he wanted to know if I saw his good hits lol

    Things like that just makes you want to run out and do anything in the world for them which makes me think about the way God looks at us. If we being evil…. I mean, to think of the way that we feel about our kids how much more so would the One who lovingly knit our entire beings together feel about us? This brings me great comfort in knowing then, whatever He allows in our lives does not come without great purpose or love.

    He withholds nothing good from His children at whom He looks upon with great favor and adoration. Prayers for you both.

  2. O.M.G !!!. You ‘d have seen my face when I’ve seen the pic of Albert Einstein !!!. I couldn’t believe you had found another birdie !!. Yes, 2 babies at home is definitely too much ; had I lived there I’d have happily taken care of Albert Einstein Yusko !!. Plus ,it would be the version of ” Temptation lives upstairs” for poor Crockett ( starring Albert Einstein instead of Marilyn Monroe, lol).

    Love seeing Gavin in his baseball uniform !!. It’s sooo American !!.
    Little Muffin is sleepy because of the tylenol. Her eyes look even lighter in the video !!. How beautiful she is !! . Love her hair !!.
    Have a wonderful weekend !!. Muuaahh šŸ™‚

  3. You amaze me daily! I can not believe how much do and how
    well you hold up through all of it. You are such an inspiration to
    me. When I am dealing with a minor issue with my son,
    plagiocephaly, and insurance issues, I get overwhelmed. Then, I
    remember how you just turn to God and trust in Him. I am trying to
    take a page out of your book! Thank you for showing how important
    it is that we all care for the smallest and most helpless of God’s
    creatures. They are the ones that bring us the greatest joy as we
    watch them grow strong and independent!

  4. Three birds this week that needed your love and guidance! ~The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. John 21:17~

    Sounds like Nora has what my son had for about a week… we had an ER trip in there, too. He would spike fevers and was generally just feeling horrible. It finally broke after 8 days and it was like nothing happened. They chalked it up to a virus and teething. Hope Miss Nora is feeling more like a happy squealy baby today.

  5. She is SO sweet…thank you for sharing her video…always
    love seeing her. Blessings and prayers to all of you for strength
    and health. We love all of you over here. HUGS!

  6. BLESS NORA’S LITTLE HEART, I CAN TELL BY THE VIDEO THAT SHE IS NOT FEELING VERY GOOD. I PRAY THAT GOD TOUCHES HER AND SHE IS SO MUCH BETTER TOMORROW. HER HAIR IS GETTING LONG, AND I LOVE THE WAY YOU HAVE IT COMBED. SHE IS SOOOO BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE ALL THE PICTURES AND THE VIDEO. GAVIN LOOKS GOOD IN HIS BALL OUTFIT. YOU AND WILLIAM HAVE SUCH BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. WELL IT IS AFTER 3 A.M. SO I GUESS I BETTER BE HITTING THE BED. I LOVE YOU ALL. I WILL BE PRAYING EXTRA HARD FOR NORA AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY ALSO. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

  7. I FORGOT TO MENTION THE “LITTLE BIRD”. HE IS SOOOO ADORABLE. HIS BEAK IS SO BIG FOR THE REST OF HIS BODY. HOPE HE DOES GOOD AND IS ABLE TO GET ENOUGH FEATHERS TO FLY. I HAD TO SMILE, BECAUSE HE IS SO CUTE.

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