Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Welcome to my world....the infirmary


Just thought I should grab a few quiet moments to let you know we're still alive......I'm too busy with the sick at the infirmary @1904 Young St. to blog these days. It all started with Michael having the stomach flu about 10 days ago. Right around the same time, Lauren came down with a pretty bad cold and cough. Well, just about the time Michael was feeling better, Caleb came down with the stomach flu. I've changed more nasty diapers and been puked on more times than I care to recall. Lauren's cold got worse over the weekend, so I kept her and Caleb both home from church. Then yesterday, Caleb was showing some signs of early dehydration. So, I called a babysitter to come watch Lauren and Michael and took Caleb up to Children's Hosp. ER. Of course, while I was there, he downed a whole bottle of Pedialyte, and kept it down. So, there I was, looking like a bit of a paranoid Mom. And by the way, why do they ask you 4 or 5 times the whole illness history? Is it cross-examination or what? The only person to enter our exam room and not make me go through the whole story was the cleaning lady. Wow....was she ever a welcome sight! :) Like: when were all the times he threw up, when was his last solid food, when was his last bottle, when did he last have water, when .....on and on. Here I am, very sleep-deprived and hardly able to tell you what day it is....
Well, the good news is that Caleb is better. He slept through the night....mostly. And while he slept, Michael got up several times complaining of a hurting belly. All day today, Michael has laid around and eaten nothing.....
Hope you all are having a good Tuesday! Maybe one of these days I will have my healthy children back. Really, I shouldn't complain. If I remember correctly, this is the first time Lauren and Michael have been sick since last summer. Stay away from us and stay healthy! :) (That last statement was NOT for those planning on attending my Pampered Chef party Thursday night.!!!)

5 comments:

Leanna said...

Sorry everyone is sick. I think I have what Lauren has. :( I thought I was going to make it through this winter w/out getting sick. My cell phone is not working right now & is why I haven't called. I'll try to call later this week on Kendall's. Hope everyone gets better soon.

Jana said...

Oh Nancy, SO sorry!! It is so hard to have a sick family. I was just telling Mark a couple of days ago how thankful I was that we had not had the flu this winter then I heard on the news that the major peak is in February...Hope You stay well and the rest have a very speedy recovery!!!

Angie Davis said...

So sorry! I can sympathize a bit, with the RSV and all. I hope you can get through the PC party before it hits you!

Martha C said...

No wonder you were taking Caleb out of the bath when I called! :-( Sorry to read this post. Hope it misses you, and your party is a huge success!

Brenda Pardoe said...

Sorry to hear about everybody getting sick. Hope it all goes away soon and that you don't end up getting it. Will be praying for your family.