Sunday, March 15, 2009

Starting fresh after being sick...with some slight details)

I think we've finally managed to finish off with this nasty stomach bug we've had for 9 days. If you've been with me through out this journey, please be patient while I help others who haven't. We started out 1 week ago last Thurs night about 11:30. My dh and I were just settling for the evening when we heard a noise from our girls' room. I won't go into details, but lets just say I never went to sleep more than 30 min at a time all night. Luckily for her, after the first 2 times it was just air. But it was hard to get her to stop. Finally around 5:30 am as I was getting my ds up for his early morning seminary class, I managed to get her up and take her downstairs where she finally woke up enough to settle. I laid her on the floor in the school room next to me and she finally feel asleep for several hrs. That one was not fun since we had lots of laundry to wash and toys.

That was took 3 days before she was back to normal. Then last Tues we were celebrating my bday and all was well. Busy day. Around 4:00 my ds starts acting really funny and goes really pale. I knew something was wrong. An hr later he finally gets sick. Thank goodness he was ready. Again, 3 days later he was better. So now dh and I are asking other dd how she is doing. So far so good. But I told her that if her stomach started giving her problems to let us know. This was on the Thurs that ds was almost better. Sure enough, Fri morning around 3:30 am I wake to hearing someone in the bathroom. At least she made it out of bed. So from 3:30 till 5:30 we were in the bathroom, mostly resting. I did end up with bathroom duty myself but not that way.

Eventually I had her carefully walk downstairs to rest on cleaner floor and away from the family so they could sleep. I laid down next to her as she settled. Dh eventually came down and found us asleep. "Yep" I told him "her turn". So now it's Sunday and everyone is better. Dh had blah stomach but that was it.

So now we're hoping to have a better week and more after that. I've told the kids that they can't get sick any more this yr. We've had our fill. We'll see if they listen. :)


JADs Mama said...

Bless your hearts!!!
That flu is a nasty, mean one! I am glad y'all are better and I am praying you don't get it anymore. I am like you in that I prefer the one "bathroom duty" over the other by far. lol I have been reading, just haven't had much time to post. We completely re-arranged our house Thursday, Friday & Saturday (well, the kids and I did...Carl was in Savannah for a weekend TDY). So I have been very busy. :) I will be created a new post very soon, though. Maybe even some pics. :) Wishing you a super week!!!
Blessings and hugs,

Jess said...

Love the new blog design... very pretty... =) Glad your all feeling better and hope it stays that way!
Its always hard when the kids get sicky and worse when mom goes down..

Karies place said...


Yes, it is. And I'll tell you, I think if I had to go through one more child (or adult)I was going to lose it. lol

I look forward to seeing the photos.

Karies place said...

Thanks Jess. My ds and I have worked really hard on getting the 3 column coding working right and getting the photos back.

Yes, we're hoping to stay healthy for the next 2 yrs.(xx crossing fingers and lots of prayers) :)

JADs Mama said...

I didn't know your birthday was the 10th!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY - belated of course. :)

Lori said...

hey thanks for stopping by and saying hi on my blog. sorry to hear about the sick household, stomach issues are never ever fun.

hope to get to know you better!

Karies place said...

Thanks Vania. If my kids knew you, they would have shouted to you about it. As it was, I was not telling everyone. They were doing it for me lol.

Karies place said...

Lori, you are welcome. I love venturing about to see other blogs and make new friends. Please feel free to visit my other blogs. :)

We seem to have become healthy once again. Crossing our fingers and prayers that we are. :)

Lisa M. said...

I just stumbled here!

I hate flu bugs, they are the worst. Glad to hear that your family is feeling better! It's like walking out of a thick fog!

I like the three column design, it looks great!

Karies place said...

Thanks Lisa M. It has taken me awhile to get it done, but after finding a link to instructions, I finally have what I want. :)