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I talked to the family today. Mom Pony is home, and she is doing much better. She sounds dreadful, and paused several times during her conversation to hack up a lung, but that's better than yesterday. The "official" diagnosis is Lyme Disease, although Little Sister Pony doesn't want to rule out Random Mommyvirus. Apparently, Dad Pony and Little Sister Pony took Mom Pony to the doctor, and the doctor said it sure looked like Lyme Disease, but that the official test takes two weeks to get results back, but the antibiotic starts working in a couple of days. So he called it Lyme Disease, fixed her up with the antibiotics, and she's doing a lot better. All the good vibes surely helped. Thanks to everyone for them.

And I am once again grateful that Little Sister Pony knows that I'm not telepathic and like to be kept updated about family emergencies. I think that this incident kind of got to her, and now she makes sure that I hear things. Which is good, because Dad Pony mentioned that, after Mom Pony was home and drugged up and feeling better and Little Sister Pony was cooking dinner for them and taking care of them, he thought that maybe it might be a good idea to let me know about all of this. . . .


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Jul. 20th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
I'm very glad to hear Mom Pony is doing better! I'll certainly continue to keep you and your loved ones in my thoughts and prayers. And I think I'm lucky that my parents -do- tell me these things...
Jul. 20th, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)
It was indeed a great relief to be able to talk to her on the phone last night. Even if she was hacking up a lung, she was feeling better, and that's the main thing.

I am lucky that Little Sister Pony is entirely incapable of keeping secrets. It's kept me sane for the many years that I've lived a thousand miles away from the Pony Parents.
Jul. 20th, 2007 11:24 am (UTC)
I'm sorry it is Lyme Disease, but at least she is on the antibiotics. That clears up the most dramatic symptoms very quickly. And it is a good thing your sister is there. I think I would go mad if I heard about the whole thing long after it was over. Something that important is not to relegated to afterthought.
Jul. 20th, 2007 11:53 am (UTC)
Little Sister Pony would stress that we should call it Lyme Disease*, with the asterisk, like Roger Maris's home run record, because the doctor made the diagnosis empirically. Whatever, the antibiotics seem to be working, and Mom Pony is feeling better. That's the best part.
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Jul. 20th, 2007 12:16 pm (UTC)
Whatever it is, she's feeling better, and that's what matters to me. Mom and Dad Pony are under the excellent care of Little Sister Pony, and I'm kept in the loop, and everything is cool.

For now.
Jul. 20th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
I'm glad the news is hopeful and good--and that Mom Pony is feeling better! Little Sister Pony rocks, especially in her powers of non-secret-keeping. :-)

Please assure Mom Pony that lots of people she does not know from Adam's house cat are wishing her well! :-)

Jul. 20th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
Little Sister Pony does rock. One of her best qualities (aside from her powers of non-secret-keeping) is that she has the ability to remain pretty calm in a crisis. As far as I know, we both inherited that from Mom Pony. So when the crisis came, and one that involved Mom Pony at that, Little Sister Pony took charge.

I'm sure all the good vibes helped, too.
Jul. 20th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad she's doing better! I hope she continues to improve and is her old Mom Pony self in no time.
Jul. 20th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, she's already her old Mom Pony self. Even through all of the hacking up of lungs, she wanted to know all about The Wedding. I'm glad she's feeling better.
Jul. 21st, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
I'm glad Mom Pony is feeling better and that the antibiotics are working. We can worry about the exact diagnosis later.

Y'know, my husband tends to tell his family things after the fact. He says it's so they won't worry, but perhaps he doesn't comprehend the frustration this can cause. Maybe I need to take up some of Little Sister Pony's non-secret-keeping ways.
Jul. 21st, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
As long as Mom Pony continues to improve, I am a happy French Pony.

People who keep things secret until after the fact irritate me tremendously, even as I can see the appeal of doing so. I guess I'm just inconsistent that way.
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