Thank you, universe of medical technology, for the miracle of antibiotics! Oh, joy. I started feeling better the very next day, and now, two days later, I can swallow in gulps, eat most solid foods, and I think by tomorrow I won't even need my special liquid painkillers. My dad and Shelley were up here to help out--not specifically to help out, but the timing was such at least that they could watch the girls while I went to the hospital to find out why I couldn't swallow and why my throat and ear hurt about as much as labor pains.
Kora but her chin pretty good the day before yesterday too. She accidentally fell on the playground while she was out with a friend. Luckily, again, my dad was around who used to be a medic in a hospital, so he could look at the wound and let us know what he thought we should do about it. Initially we thought it could use some supergluing, but in the end we all decided that it didn't warrant it. Instead we cleaned it and put on some barbie bandaids and it seems to be healing up just fine.
Now Jenna's up too, so we have that much more help around while we recover from our dramatic day. Last night we were all at Callie's house, and I felt so at peace just surrounded by family...total happiness.