Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A good day with a bad ending...

Yesterday we thought we would take a "quick" trip over to Petersburg, Kentucky and stay the night so we could go to the Answers in Genesis Creation Museum today. Okay, St. Louis to Petersburg, outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, is not exactly a short trip, but.... it is closer than if we had come from South Carolina, so we figured it was our chance! We listened to our Jonathan Park CD's to set the stage.

Claire was a little fussy last night, which is not normal for her, so I thought the casts were bothering her. It annoys her a great deal that she can not move easily in the crib. I also had to get up with her twice to change her diapers so apparently her stomach was a little upset too. But, she was doing pretty well this morning, considering she isn't much of a morning person anyway. So, we headed out to the museum.

We spent the entire day out there. It was very nice to be in a real museum, full of scientific and historical facts that did not claim the theory of evolution as a matter of fact for any of it! The weather was very nice as well, so we were able to enjoy the lovely gardens and petting zoo they have. Claire does not like to be near animals of any kind so she just sat safely in her stroller and watched! We also enjoyed the scavenger hunt for kids and the special effects theater.

Dinosaurs are cool!

Camels tickle when they eat from your hand!

Even though Claire seemed fine today, we noticed that when we catheterized her, her urine was getting cloudy. As the day went on I felt like she was running a temperature and by the time we got back to the hotel, she was definitely running one. We have called our doctors and we are observing her right now. She was already on antibiotics in case of a urinary tract infection. Obviously, she has been in lots of situations in the last few days that could have exposed her to a virus but cloudy urine is not a good sign. Paul has gone to get a thermometer because I forgot to pack ours. If her fever continues to go up and she gets any more ill, we will have to take her to the hospital. Please pray for healing for her! If I do have to take her to the hospital, I want it to be the Children's hospital in St. Louis.

Our plan for tomorrow is to head back to St. Louis. We will stay there until after Claire's second casting on Monday and then head home. Hopefully, she will feel up to going to the zoo one day, which is FREE! As a matter of fact, there appear to be quit a few free and interesting things to do in St. Louis.

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