Mono

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thank you for your prayers and comments regarding Kate.  We were back at the doctor this morning because Kate is really sick and her fever will not break.  They did more blood work and she has mono. Her tonsils are so swollen she is having trouble breathing and eating or drinking anything (let alone the sore throat).  I feel SO bad for her. She is miserable and will not let me put her down (she is napping now).  I just pray no one else in the family gets it.  The boys would have to stop baseball and Judo for a month because of risk of the spleen rupturing.  I have to keep a close watch on Kate too.

As an aside, this morning as we were getting dressed for the doctor, Kate was so cute.  I put a skirt and a white tee on and she wanted to dress just like me...so we found a white tee in her drawer and a similar skirt and then she wanted "pearls like Mama." Obviously, my boys have never wanted to dress like me so this was a first mother-daughter moment.  I loved it.  I took two photos...they are awful because we were in a rush and she feels so terrible but here they are because I always want to remember this morning.  It made my heart jump....


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She picked the shoes.....

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My poor little angel....

92 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that...sure hopes she feels better REAL soon!!! No fun for you or her...hang in there!

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  2. Oh dear. I do pray she feels better soon. And that y'all escape it - because more than one sick person in a house is torture. Hugs ~ TM

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  3. Awww poor Kate! I hear mono is no fun to have and deal with! I hope she gets better soon!

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  4. Oh poor Kate! She really looks like she does not feel well! I hope she is feeling better soon...

    annie

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  5. Oh, bless her heart! Morgan had mono this past November and it was awful! I hope that Kate rebounds quickly and her immune system recovers quickly. It helps that we are coming into warmer weather with less ickiness.

    That is so sweet that she wanted to dress like her mama! What a precious little pearl you have!!

    Covering you in prayers! Hope the boys stay healthy! Tell them to stay outside as much as possible!

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  6. Oh Kim,

    Poor little Kate! I'm sorry she has been adn still is so sick. I hope she gets better soon. Even not feeling well, she is adorable in her skirt and t-shirt to match you.

    I will be thinking of you guys and hope Kate feels better soon.

    Rachel

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  7. oh no! How horrible. I didn't realize that you could get mono so young... I am so sorry. That is the wost.

    Feel better, Kate

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  8. Mono is so hard! I'm sure her throat is miserable because her tonsils are probably huge! Poor little thing. I didn't post this on the last post, but I'd really miss you if you went private! I love to read your stories and hear about the kids. You have a wonderful family!

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  9. I'm so sorry Kate is so sick, poor thing. Hope she feels better real soon!

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  10. I am so sorry Kim... She looks like she doesn't feel good. How's Harry? Been worried about him too.. Call when you can.

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  11. Oh my, poor little Kate. She sure looks like she doesn't feel well. I'll pray for her recovery and that no one else in your house catches it. Kate is awfully sweet in her pearls and skirt.

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  12. Oh no - Not mono! My sister had it when she was a bit older than Kate and our mother said it was the "kissing" disease...she wouldn't go near boys for the longest time :)

    My poor sister probably got it from sharing drinks with friends, but the kissing comment scarred her for a while :) Not that momma was complaining about her thinking boys had 'cudies"

    Hope you little mini-me feels better soon!

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  13. Poor Kate, bless her heart.
    Hope she bounces back quickly and no one else gets sick. Enjoy the cuddle time!

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  14. Poor thing......I pray Kate is feeling better soon. Mono really does hit hard.

    It is so cute that she wanted to dress like you. You'll have to get a pic of the 2 of you together!

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  15. I just found your blog from a fellow blogger. I have been following for a couple of weeks and saying prayers for your health. Poor thing looks miserable in the second picture.
    I hate it when my kids get sick, it is torture.

    Hope she starts feeling better soon

    Mandi

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  16. Oh no! I will be praying hard for your precious little Kate!!

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  17. I will be praying for you, Kate and the rest of your sweet family!

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  18. Oh my goodness!! Poor little love!! Sweet Kate is in my prayers. But yeah for a special momma-daughter moment!!

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  19. Awwww poor Kate! I hope she starts feeling better soon. I also pray that the boys don't get it either. It is bad enough when one kiddo is sick but to have the others sick too ugh!

    What a sweet mommy/daughter moment though....

    Hugs!

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  20. Oh poor little Kate. I pray she is feeling better soon.

    Love her style! What a great moment you shared. We have the same shoes. I love that you can thrown them in the wash!

    xoxo

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  21. The poor little thing! I hope Kate is feeling better soon! She does have such great taste, doesn't she?!

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  22. So sorry Kate is so sick- sure hope she gets lots of rest and feels better soon!
    Blessings,
    Shay

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  23. My girls are back at the doctors today as well my husband took them today as I am home with the two who actually feel good. Hope kate gets better soon.

    Kathy

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  24. Awww...Poor Kate. I hope she is feeling better soon. Praying for her healing and that the rest of you do not get mono as well.

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  25. Oh she looks like she feels so bad~ I sure hope she feels better for good very soon! Sending prayers your way
    Kim and Katiebug

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  26. Look at that face! Poor little Kate, hope she feels better soon.

    Thanks again for stopping by, I'm happy to have found your blog :)

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  27. Poor thing...she doesn't look like she feels well! (But what a CUTE story about her getting dressed!)

    I've had mono myself. It's no fun. I hope she is feeling well soon!

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  28. Awwww, don't you just hate when they are sick! Hope you are feeling better Kate!

    Okay I was waiting for picture of KATE AND MOMMY!! You have to capture this KODAK MOMENT w/both of you in the picture NO DOUBT!!

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  29. Oh no...feel better soon Kate!
    Laura

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  30. Oh no! Poor baby, she does look miserable (but adorable in her "like mommy" outfit). I hope she can rest up and get to feeling better soon and that the boys don't get it!

    Y'all take care!

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  31. Poor Kate, I hope she is better soon.

    Love her outfit, and she looks cute even when so sick.

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  32. gosh, there is just so much stuff going around. I have been so sick with the stomach bug/flu, I hope that Kate is feeling better soon!!

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  33. I am so sorry Kate is so sick. I will keep her in my prayers for a quick recovery.

    Take care!

    Linda
    Bruce's Mom

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  34. Oh my! Feel better KATE!!! Thinking of you....

    You take care too Mommy!!

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  35. We are sending get well wishes to Kate! I've never heard of little ones getting mono. So glad you have a diagnosis now I want you to have your healthy Kate back!

    I love the outfit and the moment of this morning. They sure can be fun! I also love Kate's shoes. I have been thinking of them for Grace because they go with everything! She looks adorable, mono and all!

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  36. Oh Kate I am so sorry you are sick - and Mono of all things:(! I hope you feel better soon and everyone else stays well!

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  37. Poor Kate...I have never had a child with Mono so I can only guess how rough it is on Kate and you.

    I hope she feels better soon and that no one else in the family gets sick.

    Sending prayers and good wishes.

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  38. Oh Kim, I'm sorry to hear she is still sick and now has mono....uuuggh!!
    I hope she gets well very, very soon and I hope you can keep yourself and the rest of the family healthy.
    What a sweetie she is in her pretty skirt and tee and "pearls like Mama"!! Great choice on the shoes too....she has style just "like Mama"!! :)

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  39. Ohhhhh I am so sorry. Poor Kate.
    I am praying she gets completely well and that no one else in the family gets it.
    God bless you guys....
    Love,
    daleea

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  40. Oh Kim I so feel for you...we have had enough sickness in our last 9 months to last a lifetime...hang in there.
    EMily

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  41. She looks adorable in her skirt. What a precious moment. I'm praying for Psalm 41 for her.

    1 Blessed is he who has regard for the weak;
    the Lord delivers him in times of trouble.
    2 The Lord will protect him and preserve his life;
    he will bless him in the land
    and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.
    3 The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from the bed of illness...
    (from Psalm 41)

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  42. oh poor sweet adorably cute darling... I will say a prayer she heals speedily...Love C

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  43. Oh poor Kate. I'm sorry she has mono. Sending big hugs your way!

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  44. Poor baby ... and poor mama! Hope Kate feels better soon and doesn't share the mono with the rest of the family.

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  45. Oh no... Mono is not fun, I hope she recovers as quickly as possible and that nobody else will catch it! She is adorable when she is not feeling great :-)

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  46. What a treasured morning that she wants to dress like you.

    I hope she feels better soon and the rest of you stay healthy.

    I am home today with the flu and hoping it does not turn into an ear infection.

    Take care, Michele

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  47. Ahhhh - she looks like she feels awful! I hope she is on the mend very soon - and LOVE the outfit!
    Carol in FL

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  48. Wow Kim, so sorry to hear about Kate. We will pray for her & the boys.

    Glad to see you are back. We are still here and still waiting.

    Let me know if you are still collecting swatches for her quilt.

    (((hugs)))

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  49. Oh my -- such a little sweetie! Hope she feels better soon. It is sweet that wanted to dress like you. Take care and hope the rest of you stay well.

    Janet

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  50. Poor little Kate! I had mono my Freshman year of college (blame it on the dorms) and wanted to sleep all of the time. Hope Kate will be feeling better soon... we all know she has a wonderful nurse!

    As for the mother-daughter moment... so sweet :) You are so lucky!!!

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  51. So sorry to hear abt. poor Kate! Mono is going around our area so much they are considering closing some of the schools for a period. Glad you caught it early!

    I missed your trip to China and have had so much fun 'catching up'! Hope everyone else in your family stays well!

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  52. Kim,

    I am so sorry Kate is sick...but so glad they got to the bottom of it and can treat her properly!

    It is the worst thing to see you children sick...we just seem to fall into the pattern of taking their health for granted. These are the worst moments for sure.

    Praying for you all...but especially sweet Kate E...

    Kate

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  53. Oh my goodness, poor Kate! I hope you feel better soon.

    Gin

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  54. Dear Little Kate... Libby & I are hoping and praying that you feel better very soon. Your sad little face made us sad too, and we want to see your happy smile again. May angels watch over you, and your Mommy, Daddy, and brothers too. Love, Erin & Libby Mei

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  55. Poor Kate! Even with mono she is still such a little lady. Two of my sons had huge tonsils which affected their oxygenation. When we had them taken out they had no more problems. Best wishes to precious Kate for a speedy recovery.

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  56. Oh Kim! Sorry to hear that Kate is still so sick! We also have one with a fever on our first official day of spring break. Hang in there...

    Jen

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  57. I have followed your blog for a year now, and truly enjoy seeing the pics of your beautiful family. I also enjoy your wonderful sense of style and enjoy your decorating tips and pics as well. I certainly hope your sweet little girl is better soon!

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  58. Poor Kate! That is just terrible- she needs extra love and attention, and maybe some extra ice cream too :)
    P.S. Hope everyone else stays well.

    Emily

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  59. Bless her heart. I am so sorry. I had mono in my mid twenties and I felt awful. I can't imagine how bad a little one would feel. I will keep her in my prayers.

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  60. Oh Kim...I am so sorry...Mono is not fun..Hope Kate feels better very soon, and the rest of you stay healthy. We have the Chicken Pox here at our house...so far just Blake..and yes, we had the vaccine...such is life!!!

    Hugs to you!

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  61. Your poor sweet girl.. Hope she is on the mend soon. Congrats on your darling boys intheir Judo success, I am so glad you are not private, I was so sad!! Take care of yourself as well. Beth

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  62. I am sooo sorry that Kate is sick..
    She is sooo darling.. sick or not..
    LOVE her little outfit..
    Hugs..

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  63. Poor baby!! I hope she's better soon!

    Luv the duds tho. :)

    Snick :)

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  64. Oh no! Poor little thing...Lottie, Emma Jane and I will be praying very hard for your sweet girl.

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  65. Saying a little prayer for Kate Emerson to recover quickly and for the other Peanuts to stay well!

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  66. Poor Kate! I hope she feels better SOON!

    It is so special having a daughter!!

    And just so you know, (shhhhh...) when I went private I begged for and received special permission from Blogger to have unlimited invitees. Don't think I could have picked only 100! Good luck!

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  67. Poor girl....you can see it in her eyes, she is not feeling well at all, but she still looks as cute as a button!!

    Keep us posted on her and I hope that the rest of you stay healthy!

    Lisa

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  68. Poor Kate :( I just recently had mono and it is brutal, even for adults, so I am sending BIG hugs and prayers your way. My heart aches for her, as her little eyes look so weak.
    Gotta love a girl who is worried about a fashion statement in her time of need, though : ) I know your heart skipped a beat when she wanted to be like her mommy!

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  69. Feel better soon Katie Ru! Praying for your health in PA...
    ~Lynn

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  70. I hope poor Kate feels better!! I have lived with two people who have had mono in the last couple of years, and managed to not ever get it. Just disinfect like crazy!! You have been kind to open your family to us, so I wanted to say I finally started a blog.
    thewayiseeit-cori.blogspot.com

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  71. Poor baby : ( I will keep Kate in my prayers. I have had mono and my son Kenny has had it. Its a tought illness. I hate that Kate has it. I wish there was something I could do for you to help out {{{hug}}}

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  72. I'm so sorry. Poor Katie.

    She look adorable though, just precious that she wanted to dress like her beautiful mama. Love it!

    Hugs, Jill. xx

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  73. O man! Praying she is feeling better soon!

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  74. My little one had mono last year at about this time. Apparently a child at preschool picked it up from her nanny. My daughter was sick off and on until June when it became pneumonia. Your little sweetie has already been through that-- poor thing. I mention this just by way of saying don't hesitate to go back to the doctor over little things for the next few months with her. Better to overreact a little and be proactive than have her get sicker. On the up side, my other daughter didn't get it (just me) and the pediatrician told me she ought to have immunity to mono now. Hope Kate feels better very soon and you all get some rest.

    Glad you're back! I missed you. :^)

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  75. Poor Kate! I hope she is on the mend quickly. Sending prayers your way.

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  76. She looks so sweet. She is such an adorable princess. I hope she feels better soon and you get a little help and don't forget to take care of yourself. HUGS AND MORE HUGS, Jen

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  77. Oh Kim,

    So sorry that Kate is not feeling well. My oldest had mono last year and ended up being in the hospital for almost a week because he had every complication that could happen! I hope the rest of you stay healthy!

    I was on another blog who is going private and she mentioned a "work around" for only allowing so many invites. So, I thought I would let you know her blog and maybe you can contact her for the "work around" directions. Her blog is http://roomforatleastonemore.blogspot.com/
    Please make sure that I get an invite if you do go private! I love your blog! :)

    Have a great week!

    Dawn

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  78. she looks so sad, her beautiful eyes don't have the usual sparkle.

    when our little man gets a sore throat we rely on "frozens" - juice pops, electrolyte pops, ice cream... all those treats to get some liquids in. good luck, hope she feels better soon!

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  79. What a sweet Mommy/Daughter moment : ) So sorry she feels bad. That picture just breaks my heart!

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  80. Pool Kate, she looks so sick in her eyes. Hope she feels better soon.

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  81. Oh goodness, Kim. I'm so sorry but am glad you got it diagnosed. She'll definitely need some cuddling and loving! Will pray for extra strength for you too and that no one else gets it!

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  82. Poor, sweet, little Kate. I will be praying for her speedy recovery. I'm sorry she is so sick and I hope the rest of the family stays well.
    Hugs

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  83. love, hugs and prayers to ya'll. that has to be so hard and not fun for entire family. ya'll are in my thoughts and prayers. wish i was closer and i'd bring you a few meals so you could just hold kate and your boys tight. xoxo

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  84. ps adorable that she wanted to dress like you! =) what a special moment on a hard day.

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  85. I never post comments because I don't ever really use my blog but always enjoy reading other blogs. I am a nanny and my parents considered adopting from China but never were able to locate the funds to do so, and as much as I would love a little China doll sister of my own I have to read blogs to see how all the other little ones are doing....I hate to see any child so sick I hope she feels better soon..Mono is terrible I had it in 9th grade and had to leave school and be homeschooled for the remainder of the year...I hope she gets over it faster and doesn't expieriance all the weight loss I did...Kyndle

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  86. Bless her heart! I hope she feels better, soon! I will be praying that the rest of you stay well, while sweet Kate recovers! So glad that they finally figured it out.

    Jen

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  87. I'm so sorry to hear your sweet girl has Mono. Wishing her healing in the upcoming days. No matter how sick she feels Kate always looks so cute!
    Monkeys Mommy

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  88. Oh, I'm so sorry Kate has mono! I had it in my 20's and really sympathize - I was soooo tired. I hope she is feeling better soon - you will be in my prayers!

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  89. poor kate, she still looks cute when she is sick. I didn't know kids can get mono this young:(

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  90. Poor little Kate. I hope she feels better soon. I sent you a card. Please excuse the handwriting, I have broken my right arm. But I wanted to thank you for your kindness.

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  91. I'm rereading your posts that I had to peruse quickly while catching up on blogs last week.

    Vivian has some Lelly Kelly shoes like Kate's (hers are slip-ons so she can manage them herself). They are so cute! Vivian calls them her *sparkle shoes,* and she loves them!

    I love your painted cabinets. I hope you're pleased with how your house is coming together. It sure looks great!

    Have a good weekend. Hope sweet Kate is on the mend.

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Thank you for your kindness.