Monday, December 10, 2012


3/5 of us have the flu. It's bad, I hate the flu. The last time we had it was 4 years ago. Apparently this flu season is going to be even worse than in 2008 (when we last had it). We typically don't get the flu shot because it never seems to cover the strain that's going around and I think that's the case this year as well. We went to the dr. for *A* Friday and he did the test and it came back as flu almost immediately. He said he had seen over 50 cases in the last 3 days. The next day, I got it. The next day poor, sweet baby girl got it. So now *A* is pretty much better, with a lingering cough. She missed 3 days of school last week, but she seemed well enough to go today. Let's hope her cough stays at bay. Today I'm on day 3 which has been the worst so far. It was that way for *A* too, major fever upon waking up followed by this worn out, wrung out feeling. Miss M is on day 2, when you think you're getting better, but then day 3 comes in with a vengeance. I am so worried about her day 3 tomorrow. She seems to be doing so much better today but I'm not letting it fool me, no sir Mr. Flu, I've got your number. Luckily my worst days have been when ^J^ is home, on his days off. He has been the most amazing nurse/housekeeper/daddy. My parents took (H) for the weekend to get him out of this infected house, so hopefully he won't get it and hopefully ^J^ won't either. It is a rare event for me to not be able to push on through an illness and get stuff done, but I simply can't get out of bed. I have this huge desire to go exercise because my muscles feel weak and unused but I can't and it's so frustrating. I wanted to vaccuum so badly yesterday but I could only stare at the crumbs on the floor from my perch on the couch. Luckily we've had meals from our amazing neighbor and my parents for the past 2 days. I'm a little frustrated at the lack of support from our church community but oh well. If there is one good thing about it, at least we're having all this before the crazy schedule of Christmas week and school break.
Ok, nap time.

1 comment:

soozinsta said...

Ugh! I hope you all get well soon!