A hospital stay & some fun news!

What a week! This pretty much sums up our week…











My youngest, Courtney, had a fever all weekend. We kept going back and forth on what we should do…was it just a virus or not. Her fever had gone really high over the weekend and she was also throwing up. Monday we decided it was probably more than a virus and at this point she was having a whole lot of stomach pain. I brought her to the Express Urgent Care (which Courtney will tell should not be called express). They then sent her to the ER thinking it was appendicitis. After a CT scan and blood work they told us it was not appendicitis, but a UTI that spread to her kidney and formed an abscess. She was admitted and given an IV to rehydrate her and give her a strong antibiotic. From the blood work they could tell that a lot of her levels were off so they also fixed that. She was there from Monday till Thursday and by Thursday she was ready to come home for sure! The nurses we had we super nice and that helped a lot!!!! They took blood from her several times, which was not that pleasant, but she did great! From what I have been reading, (which by the way I am glad I am reading this after the fact) if the infection gets into the blood stream it can be very bad. Thankfully we are home and she is recovering :). It was really nice to be in our own beds last night! She will have to see a kidney specialist in 2 weeks to re-evaluate and make sure the infection is gone.

The hospital has a program where people make quilts and they are given to the patients…I LOVE this idea!…here is Courtney with hers.


She got this great basket filled with goodies from some of the families at our church. In it was glow bracelets so we decided to make them and give the nurses a surprise!



We did a lot of coloring and videos and board games 🙂


The best part of her hospital stay….



Needless to say my running this week consisted of whatever I could get in whenever I could get it in. No speed work for this mom this week!

Monday- 8.06 miles at a 7:56 pace in the AM before the hospital visit

Tues- 7.34 miles (8:12 pace) in the evening while my husband took a hospital shift

Wed- rest day….a run just wasn’t happening today

Thurs- 9 miles at a 7:48 pace in the morning. My husband came early to the hospital to take a shift so I ran, showered and headed back and we were able to go home that night!!!!

Friday- 8.25 miles at an 8:10 pace.

And my fun news……I am an ambassador for ProCompression!!!!!!! I actually found out on Tues morning, but have not been able to do anything with it till now!!!!!


I am super excited about this! I LOVE ProCompression socks and I buy them whether I am an ambassador or not.

The tall compression socks are awesome and I really love them because they are easy to get on and the compression is perfect. I have tried several other pairs that took 20 minutes to get on (and you know as soon as you FINALLY get them up they are on the wrong foot) and were so uncomfortable. I wear these for recovery after a long or hard run….yes I have been known to wear them around all day and make all sorts of fashion statements :)! I also will wear them for some races…I like to wear them when the weather is really cool because they also help to keep my legs warm 🙂

If you are not a tall compression sock fan though then you MUST try their trainer lows…I LOVE these socks also. They just came out with new PC runner socks that are simply awesome!!!!

They are having a great sale right now on all trainer lows!!!

Take advantage of super savings on all Trainer Low socks. Get 50% off and free shipping for all orders over $20 (to your US address only)!

Simply select the Trainer Lows you want and enter coupon code LOW at checkout…it’s that easy! Quantities are limited and coupon code LOW expires August 31, 2014


Basically this week just FLEW by and I didn’t get nearly the amount of things done that I was planning…but that happens, so time to readjust :).

We start school next week so now I am in MAJOR organization and planning mode!!!

As much as I love, love, love summer, there is something about back to school that is exciting for me too :)…at least until it gets the slightest bit cold outside and the start-of-school excitement wears off, then I am ready for summer again!

How was your week?

Have you tried ProCompression?

If you have kids when are they going back to school?


  1. says

    What a week! I’m so glad Courtney is ok 🙂 I love that quilt idea, it sounds like a great way to cheer up a hospital stay.
    Congrats on the PC Ambassadorship!! I love PC socks & sleeves too, they are by far the best compression brand I’ve tried.

    • Jen says

      I love the quilt idea too! Courtney got a sewing machine for her birthday so we are going to learn how to make them and make some for kids! I agree 100% about the PC socks!!!! They are my favorite and I have been buying them for a long time now so I am not just saying that :). Have you tried their trainer lows?! They are great too!!! Great job on the Charles Street 12 miler too!!!!!! I was really really thinking about doing that one but that was right when Courtney got sick so I just decided not to…maybe next year! Those kinds of races are great confidence builders!!!!

      • says

        It stinks that the timing of the Charles 12 didn’t work out, but you should definitely add it to your list for next year! I plan on doing it again since I loved it so much 🙂
        I haven’t tried PCs trainer lows, but I certainly plan to!

  2. says

    What a roller coaster!! I’m so glad your daughter is ok. That is SO very scary! I had something similar happen with Miles last year and it was awful. Glad that is behind you and her and that everyone is well. And CONGRATULATIONS on the Ambassadorship for PROCompression!!! I love them (of course) and will def be taking advantage of that coupon!!!

  3. Jen says

    It was a roller coaster and I am definitely glad it is over! ….just in time to start school :)!
    Thanks….I LOVE their socks and am pretty excited about it! I will be sure to send any and all great deals your way :)!

    • Jen says

      Yes definitely unexpected! Thanks!!! It was a great stress reliever and nice to get out and get the legs moving!!! :). I am so excited for your marathon, your training is going awesome!!!!

  4. Jen says

    Definitely a rough week and thanks!!! I am amazed at how fast you are bouncing back and your sweet little girl is just so very cute!!!!

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