Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Down with the sickness...

In good news, I'm back to the land of the living internet-wise. But, health-wise, the land of the living is a far cry from where I'm at. We all managed to contract some kind of nastiness. Who knows from where...probably the airplane. Sunday night, I had to take Luka to the ER with a fever of 105. That was the only symptom he had...no cough, no runny nose, no vomiting. That is, until we walked into the waiting room at the ER, where he promptly puked ALL OVER me. And, thanks to the ever-so-helpful military nurses that refused to give me a clean set of scrubs, I spent the next 45 minutes in the waiting room stinking of barf. I'm sure all of our fellow waiting-roomers were really loving us. I definitely caught more than one nasty sneer in my direction.

Alas, Luka had the flu. So, there was nothing to be done but alternate between Tylenol and Motrin, wait it out, and cross our fingers that nobody else in the house got sick. Ha! I should be so lucky. Hazel spent the night at our neighbor's house while I was at the hospital, and returned in the morning with a raging fever. "She Who Never Naps" spent the ENTIRE day on the couch asleep. So did Luka. And what did Mommy do? Tried, in vain, to unpack the suitcases and organize my over-flowing craft room.

Today, I woke up sick. Of course, both kids feel better. When Mommy would like to do nothing but lie in bed, and pray for death...the kids were finally wanting to be active. Go figure. And, so it goes with the military families of deployed spouses, and absolutely nobody around to help out...Mommy had to get up, get busy, and act as if nothing was wrong. But, one good thing about North Carolina...I have some AWESOME neighbors! That yummy chicken noodle soup up there...homemade from my very kind neighbor, Heidi. What a sweetie! And, it is YUM!

Surprisingly, I actually got stuff done today. I think I was operating under the delusion that if I just kept busy, I could forget about how absolutely crappy I felt. Not exactly true, but again, I got stuff done. I'll be back tomorrow with pics of the projects around my house that got completed today. Plus, some catch-up on my daily cards that I worked on tonight. I hope everyone is having a great week, and I'll be catching up on blog reading tomorrow. I feel so terribly out of the loop!


♥♥♥ jen o'dea street ♥♥♥ said...

hey girl...sorry you all got sick! that sucks big time. i'm rather sick too so sadly i am feeling your pain.

anyway i just wanted to ask if ya'll use airborne or zicam? they are LIFESAVERS!!! we always have them both in the house so hubby wont catch what i always seem to find...and even if you take it after you're sick...you get better ALOT faster. like before zicam i was feeling yucky sometimes 1 wk or even 2...now its @ most 3 days. and airborne is brilliant for everyone to take...you get well sooner & for those not sick, it could make it so you never get ill. i know for sure kids can take that...cause i mistakenly bought the kids airborne from sams club a few months ago cause its all in powder form so its like eating kool-aid powder. so just something for ya'll to try if you havent yet...that's the extent of my helpfulness on that lol.

anyway cant wait to see what you accomplished & sooooo glad you are back online!! missed ya!!!

ok now i gotta go die...it that time again....every 15 mins....ugh.

get well soon!! and kiss your lovely neighbors once you are all well again...you are lucky to have them!!


jill s said...

i hope you get better quick!
i HATE HATE HATE being sick and trying to take care of the kids.

i hope you can get some rest!


Melonie said...

Oh Holly Girl! That is so not what you needed the minute your plane touched down. I know how it is when you are sick and the kids are better. Hope you are feeling better very soon.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry that your kids were sick and now you are. I'm impressed that you've been able to work through it and get stuff done. I hope that youare feelign better already. Don't worry abotu the loop. It will still be here when you have time. :)

Tina said...

oh man, that sucks Holly. My cough is finally starting to get better. Turns out I had bronchitis. Well, I hope you and the kiddos feel better soon. That was really nice of your neighbor to make you homemade soup! It looks delish, maybe she should share the recipe? :)

Zoe said...

eww sorry to hear you are ill. that chicken soup looked yumo. what kind of bitch nurses do they have down there anyway????

Robyn said...

They would not give you scrubs?! there is no way I could've sat there stinking, I would've been ralphing myself. I can't take the smell. I hope your feeling better.

Anonymous said...

That soo sucks. Sorry hun. I can't believe the military nurses were so uncaring. I'm impressed your neighbor made you soup. Yeah for yummy soup & nice neighbors! Feel better! =0)

Jill Deiling said...

ohh holly, im so sorry that you guys have been so sick!! that experience in the ER sounds so awful, i feel so bad for you! :( I'm glad your kids are feeling better, but I know how it is having to get up and take care of things even though all you want and need is to rest and feel better! I REALLY hope you feel better soon. :(
That is SO nice of your neighbor to bring you soup though! she sounds so sweet! :)
I hope youre feeling better girl, talk to you soon!

Michelle said...

aaaw....it sucks being sick!! It seems like everyone got it over the holidays..yuck! Hope you feel better soon!! =) I am also loving your slide show..it totally rocks...=) happy day, holly!

kim brimhall said...

now its my turn to send hugs your way! i hope you feel better soon. thanks so much for your kind words on my bad "day" ...i turned it into a scrapbook page so not all was bad:) thanks again missy!!