April 7, 2011

Woe Is Mia

Mia has pneumonia. We're a little freaked out but trying not to show it. This is because she's had pneumonia once before and ended up in the hospital for three days as a result. Wearing an oxygen mask, armed with an IV. It was awful but she's surprisingly okay with everything that happened a year and a half ago. But Mia is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week and she's incredibly grumpy about it. And just flat pathetic. I'm a little disgruntled as well.

I have a firm and, some would say misguided, belief in the collective healing power of thought so the internet feels like the perfect place to test that theory. If you have some healthy thoughts you could send Mia's way, I'm sure she would appreciate it.

Posted by Chris at April 7, 2011 6:56 AM

Sending good thoughts your way.

Posted by: Nancy at April 7, 2011 7:48 AM

Feel better Mia.

Posted by: kirida at April 7, 2011 7:52 AM

Sending many warm, healthy, healing thoughts Mia's way. Poor Mia-bean... hope this passes soon!

Posted by: Nynke at April 7, 2011 8:00 AM

Poor Mia :( Hope you all feel better soon!

Posted by: Elizabeth at April 7, 2011 8:12 AM

Dearest Mia, Sending you warm, wonderful and loving thoughts for a quick recovery from your nasty cold. Drink lots of juice and tea, and sleep as well as watch lot's of happy TV. Before you know it, you will be well!

Posted by: Maribeth at April 7, 2011 8:16 AM

I always hated when my son was sick and that feeling of helplessness and just WILLING them to get better.
So I'm sending out my good thoughts and positive energy and together we will help her feel better.

Posted by: NancyB at April 7, 2011 8:17 AM

~~~ <--- Healthy vibes.

Posted by: Claire at April 7, 2011 8:32 AM

Happy, healthy thoughts for Miss Mia DEFINITELY headed her way!!

Posted by: Emily at April 7, 2011 8:43 AM

Feel better soon, Mia!

Posted by: 3jaysmom at April 7, 2011 8:57 AM

Healing thoughts for Mia...and thoughts of strength for you & Beth. I know this is one of the hardest parts of being a parent.

Posted by: fauve at April 7, 2011 8:59 AM

Dear Mia,
Hope that you're better soon. Being sick is no fun.

Posted by: Beth at April 7, 2011 9:14 AM

Poor thing! Feel better soon, Mia :)

Posted by: Kristy at April 7, 2011 9:30 AM

Poor sweet Mia. Being so sick is no fun. I hope she's better soon and that you and Beth can get some rest, too. I know it's scary!

Posted by: Sam at April 7, 2011 9:33 AM

Poor Mia. I know pneumonia is not fun. My daughter has it right now as well. I hope they both feel better soon and get back to their fun crazy selves.

Posted by: Becky at April 7, 2011 9:57 AM

I hope she feels better quickly.

Posted by: cassie-b at April 7, 2011 10:00 AM

Sending all my healthy vibes Mia's way right now!

Posted by: Kris H. at April 7, 2011 10:06 AM

Dear Miabean - Let the light of healing surround you and fill you and heal you. Dear Chris and Beth and Owen - Know that this is so.

Posted by: bacioni at April 7, 2011 10:20 AM

So sorry to hear that Mia has pneumonia. Sending hugs and lots of good vibes her way. Hope Mia is quickly on the mend. Never good to see your child so sick.

Posted by: One Mom's Opinion at April 7, 2011 10:21 AM

Get well soon, Mia! Sending lots of healthy thoughts your way.

Posted by: Hillary at April 7, 2011 10:28 AM


Posted by: Heather at April 7, 2011 10:28 AM

Health vibes coming your way, Mia. Get better soon!
Signed, a random internet lady who thinks you rock

Posted by: Laura Gato at April 7, 2011 10:53 AM

Mental vitamin C coming your way.

Posted by: Jess at April 7, 2011 11:15 AM

Get well soon Mia. My thoughts and prayers are with you to feel better quickly and be up and about and having fun with mum and dad and Owen.
Big grandma hugs to you.

Posted by: Trish V at April 7, 2011 11:17 AM

Absolutely good thoughts for Mia and all of you. Hope it passes soon.

Posted by: Ann Elizabeth Adams at April 7, 2011 11:48 AM

Awww. My daughter was asthmatic in her younger years and she had several bouts with pneumonia. Best wishes to Mia! It sucks.

Posted by: Brooke at April 7, 2011 12:24 PM

Don't worry Chris. Praying for Mia to get well soon.

Posted by: Plankton at April 7, 2011 12:26 PM

Feel better Mia! Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!

Posted by: Julie Andel at April 7, 2011 12:40 PM

Sending healthy thoughts her way and comforting thoughts for the rest of the family!

Miss Mia: I hope you feel better soon. Drink lots of liquids, eat lots of soup, sleep a lot, and relax with your favorite stuffed toy at your side.

Posted by: Krush at April 7, 2011 1:23 PM

Aww. I am sending TONS of good thoughts her way!! I really hope that she feels better very, very soon.

I hate seeing my kid with a cold, I cannot imagine her having pneumonia. :(

Sending lots of goodness to you and Beth and Owen, as well.

Posted by: Jen at April 7, 2011 1:42 PM

Of course! Sending a million feel better vibes to Mia!

Posted by: Gabriella at April 7, 2011 2:04 PM

Sending many, many good thoughts your way!

Posted by: Fraulein N at April 7, 2011 2:28 PM

Ms. Bean -

Get better right now. It's no fun being sick. I was very sick a lot when I was little and got pneumonia a bunch of times! Sometimes, my bear would help a bunch. Sometimes, I would play with my Care Bears and Transformers on a tray on my lap in bed. Sometimes I was so tired, I just wanted to lay down and watch a movie. And sometimes, I just had my grandparents read to me, because my mommy and daddy had to work out of the house.

Tell your daddy you're getting better very fast and that he should give you an extra hug from me. I can't wait to meet you, I'm moving to your city soon!

Lots of love,
Alektra (Chris, please use my real name, thanks!)

Posted by: alektra at April 7, 2011 4:39 PM

Get better soon Mia! Sending positive thoughts your way.

Posted by: Emily at April 7, 2011 5:41 PM

I am really sorry to hear this! I sure hope she starts feeling better soon. Definitely sending thoughts and prayers. Our son was hospitalized numerous times with pneumonia in a relatively short time period. We were eventually referred to a pediatric pulmonologist who took one look at all of his xrays and said that he never had pneumonia, but untreated asthma. She started treating him for the asthma and we haven't had a "pneumonia' episode since. I'm not saying that is the case here, but reading about her bouts with pneumonia was reminicent of the issues we had with our son.

Posted by: Sarah at April 7, 2011 5:46 PM

Big sunshiney happy thoughts from Florida for Mia.

I think there is something with the universe this week - I too am having a no good, horrible, very bad week. I'm ready to give the universe a big fat giant middle finger.

Posted by: Melissa at April 7, 2011 6:04 PM

Poor sweet baby! I hate it when little kids are sick:(

I'll ask my little girls to put her in their prayers tonight. Good healthy thoughts/prayers from little kids are ten times more powerful than from adults don't ya know:)

Posted by: Leilani at April 7, 2011 6:05 PM

Sending healing thoughts your way.
My boy also seemed to be susceptible to pneumonia a lot when he was younger - 3 times in 3 years. He hasn't had it in over 4 years now and we are all breathing a sigh of relief hoping that it is done. I hope Mia recovers quickly.

Posted by: del at April 7, 2011 6:50 PM

Good thoughts, good vibes coming Mia's way! Hope she feels better soon and you and Beth can breathe easier, too.

Posted by: Cyndy at April 7, 2011 8:41 PM

Eep. Nope, no pneumonia allowed. I shall send you all the healthy thoughts at my disposal.

Posted by: Heather at April 7, 2011 9:08 PM

All my thoughts for Mia. Let me know if you guys needs anything.

Posted by: jodifur at April 7, 2011 9:13 PM

internet hugs to mia. i'll be thinking of her! it seems like so many kids have ended up in the hospital with pneumonia this year. i'm hoping mia won't be one of them!

Posted by: kati at April 7, 2011 11:33 PM

Oh no! Poor little Bean! Sending hugs and happy thoughts and Popsicles. Get better soon, Mia!

Posted by: zanie at April 7, 2011 11:41 PM

Healing thoughts coming your way.

Posted by: Annie at April 7, 2011 11:57 PM

Thinking of you, get well soon Mia.

Posted by: Katherine at April 8, 2011 3:00 AM

Sending good vibes for Mia and your whole family! Hope she has a good weekend, and the meds kick in quick!

Posted by: mmpotter at April 8, 2011 7:14 AM

Oh, I'm really sorry to hear that. The poor mite. And poor you, and poor Beth. Much sympathy.

Posted by: Anne at April 8, 2011 7:19 PM