Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I want my Mama!!!

Sadly a very rude virus has taken over our household. Some of us have had chest congestion from the pollen for over a week. We've nebulized and used mucinex to help our poor chests. The baby had an ear infection and was wheezing. Our little asthmatics have all wheezed. Yesterday, I could have taken on the world. I cleaned our entire upstairs, washed about 10 loads of laundry, changed all of the sheets, etc. This morning when my alarm sounded at 6am, I felt funny. My tummy was very sick. It was so sick that I showered & could not move, so I crawled back in the bed. Children began to wake up & I asked them to help each other. It was my day to drive carpool. I called the other mama. She, too, had woken up with the stomach bug. We couldn't even help one another. I let our older children sleep in because I figured it would help fight the monster that had taken over my body! By the time they woke up, only one of the big 4 felt good enough to go to school, and she had a terrible cough. DH had to leave super early for a meeting so he wasn't home. I couldn't drive because the bathroom wouldn't fit in our car. So, sweet CP was kept home to help her sick Mama. I couldn't move all day. I heard children running around. They brought me a bagel, which I couldn't eat. They brought me notes, a cold Diet Dr. Pepper, and a cold wash cloth. They were simply AMAZING!!! Our other children became sick throughout the day. DH came home early from work in the late afternoon to help. Next thing we know, I have a pretty high fever,just like our son, and DH feels terrible too. This is the sick house. And I want my mama!!!!!!!!

This was a tough day of living so far from old friends and family. I am going to crawl back in bed even though I feel like it is a thousand degrees in here!

6 comments:

Mags said...

It's amazing that no matter how old we get that when we are sick we want our Mamas.

I hope you and the rest of the family feel better quickly.

pink green & southern said...

I agree with you--being sick and being away from family is the worst!

Melissa said...

Oh, sweet friend! I wish I was there to bring you chicken soup! I hate, hate, hate being sick and the stomach bug is the worst of the nasties.

The 5 Bickies said...

So sorry you all have such a bad bug in your house. I sure hope you and your family are feeling better really soon!

EntertainingMom said...

Oh I am so sorry. I hope you (all) feel better soon! I am so glad that the kids were so wonderful for you. It makes you feel doesn't it? As though we've done something right? We all (all 5 of us) had it during the Christmas Holidays. It was not fun. You have my complete empathy.

Christina said...

Oh no! I'm so glad your little ones could help out yesterday! I hope you all wake up feeling better today and that this flu doesn't hang on! I'll say a prayer for you all this am!