An important message from Mommy Mia:
|Lisa (RN) Providing Support to Nepal after the Earthquake
My cousin, Lisa, is amazing. In the last 3-weeks, she quit her job and put her life on hold for a month in order to go to Nepal and help the victims from the devastating earthquake that struck the country back in April of 2015.
My cousin is a registered nurse (RN) and I vividly remember sitting at the breakfast table with her after my grandmother’s funeral, and we had both just learned about the devastating effects that the earth quack had made on he country of Nepal.
She immediately turned to me and said, “I need to go there and help.”
3-months later, my amazing cousin is doing exactly what she said she would do.
She found an executive leader through “Helping Hands” (HelpingHandsUSA.com) and she is now over in Nepal helping the hospitals (who are still overwhelmed with patients).
Are you interested in helping this Registered Nurse support Nepal?
What could I do to help Nepal? I wondered. I am not a registered nurse. I would have a difficult time traveling to Nepal and leaving my family behind. My idea: help my cousin promote her
My cousin wants funds so that the hospital that she works for is able to purchase the medical supplies and equipment that they need in order to treat their patients. She also will use this money for purchasing educational training for the local nursing staff of these hospitals.
MommyMiaMonologues.com has created a Blog on behalf of my cousin (and on behalf of Nepal) in order to support her admirable efforts.
|Medical Supplies that Were Provided by Lisa
Here is the link to my cousin’s Blog about her nursing volunteer work that she is doing in Nepal:
Creepy Comments From Children
The Article, These Creepy Comments From Kids Will Give You the Chills, will do what it promises. It’s a compilation of quotes that different moms sent in of the various “creepy” things that their children have said.
The Baby Owner’s Manual
The book, The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance, is a funny and cute little idea as a gift for parents, or for parents themselves. Mr. Mia received this as a gift, and it’s made a great coffee table book.
The Baby Owner’s Manual
Presentable Yoga Pants!
The Mothers En Vogue – “Weekender Pants” are the closest that I’ve come, so far, to obtaining my dream of finding yoga pants that are actually presentable and that I could wear to happy hour at a decent restaurant without judgement (see more on my love for yoga pants at My Love Letter to Yoga Pants).
Moms vs. Dads – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
How Mom’s Really Feel About Summer Break
Great Way to Make Your Kids Feel Special on Their Birthdays
This mom made a list of 20 Ways To Make Your Kids Feel Special on Their Birthdays. It’s so cute. I’m willing to bet that these kids never wonder if their mom loves them. I love this.
Hilarious Dog Photos
If funny pictures of dogs makes you happy, then you will enjoy this post of 17 funny pictures of dogs.
The Middle of the Night – “Back Pain” – 4:00 AM
Last week, I woke up in the middle of the night for some strange reason. I sat up in bed and felt a stabbing pain in the lower part of the right side of my back. I got up to use to bathroom, and I figured that I had slept on my back in a weird way and that my muscles were in a knot.
(Dun, dun, dunnnnn…..)
12-Hours Later – “You have a kidney stone.” – 4:00 PM
Then, 12-hours later, I found myself in the office of my OB/GYN – crying, and squirming, and I was delirious because of the pain. I begged the receptionist to let me see a nurse or a PA or someone – anyone; I’m pretty sure the receptionist thought I was a crazy homeless person because, according to my sister, I had mascara running down my face and I was pacing around like a crazy person (I was in pain!)…and according to my sister, all of this topped with the over-sized fleece hoodie jacket that I was wearing made me appear to be a total homeless crackhead to the unsuspecting receptionist at my doctor’s office. To my OB/GYN’s reception: I am sorry if I scared you. But I was oblivious to how ridiculous I looked and sounded. The pain was felt like a mixture between a typical back pain but this pain somehow felt like it extended into my surrounding organs; the pain also felt like a urinary tract infection, which was why I chose to run to my OB/GYN’s office.
The P.A. graciously took me back, gave me some pain medication for my bladder, and she told me that I needed to go to the Emergency Room – she thought that I had kidney stones.
Yep. I had a kidney stone.
36-Hours Later – It Gets Worse – “You actually need surgery.” – 4:00 PM
After 24-hours, the kidney stone wouldn’t “pass,” and I was back in the Emergency Room with a 103-degree fever. They sent me to surgery to put a “stint” my urinary tract (to allow the kidney stone and the infection to drain or something), and I had to have the stint in for 4-days; and HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THAT IS SO UNCOMFORTABLE AND PAINFUL.
I am better now, but I have been absent from my blog for the past two-weeks for 3 reasons:
- Kidney stones (and kidney stone infections) hurt like a &^%$
- Pain medication makes me a useless blob
Moral of the Story:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Pray to God that you never have a kidney stone.
A Major Question I Have:
- What the hell do single moms do when they have a health crisis and need to go to the Emergency Room? Who watches their kids? Who helps them?