Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead
About 20 minutes after my last blog, “it” hit. Not only did I get what everyone else had already had, I think I was stocking up extra. I have not been sick like this since I was about 10 years old. (It all started with an evil music teacher who wouldn’t let me go to the bathroom, the result being me puking all over her classroom multiple times. It was downhill from there. Anyone else remember the Carter administration and doing school during weird hours in the winter to save heat?)
Back to me and my misery. Seven plus hours of violent stomach trauma. Mike left for work. I remember thinking I should ask him to run me over with the Suburban, but I didn’t want to freak him out. Ooopsss…I found out when he came home that I did ask him to run me over with the Suburban. Yesterday was a blur of sleep, fever and major aches. Today was much of the same. My new hobby is taking my temperature. At 12:30, it was down to 101. The end is near -right???
A friendly little reminder to all you moms about why you have to take care of yourself when your family is sick – if you’re totally run-down when it finally gets to you, you will pay.During this moment of normalcy, I want to apologize for anyone waiting for prizes from the raffle – they are all set to go, I just have to weigh and label them. There are a couple of orders in there too – I apologize for the delay. But, if history holds true, this won’t happen again until I’m about 71. And, I just have to add that my kids are AWESOME.
They have taken such good care of me this week. That first morning, Andy brought me ice chips and wiped my forehead. (He did keep checking the clock for a decent hour to escape to a friend’s house to play, but I think he was amazing.) This morning, very early, I was miserable and FREEZING. Danny dug a down comforter out of the attic and packed me in under that, my comforter, my robe and my jammies. He even took my temperature. (103.1 – yikes!) Ian made me tea and Tim handled cold drinks. Who knew Orange Gatorade was so delicious? The older boys have been keeping up the laundry, the dishes and making sure Andy gets fed and changes his underwear. Cross your fingers that today was the end of it. Thank you all for being patient. Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2007, 12:52 AM (UTC -4)


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