Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'm still alive!

When it comes to my blog, I'm trying really hard to follow the saying "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". That explains my absence for the past week!

It's been kind of a crappy week where I haven't done much of anything except lay around and be sick. I've seriously never been sick this long in my whole life. I've had a bad cold all month that kept coming and going. I've had a sore throat and a cough for weeks.

Shawn had planned to take a few days off work because we were planning on going out of town for my birthday, but when I was still sick we decided not to go out of town and he took the time off anyway so we had a low key long weekend at home and he helped out with the kids so I could rest.

Finally by Tuesday I was feeling much better and was so happy to finally be over the sickness. Then Wednesday morning I woke up at about 5am with a stomach ache and within an hour I was throwing up and extremely sick.

The boys got up to get ready for school and Matthew said that his stomach hurt, but after he ate something he said he felt fine, so I sent him to school. In the meantime Shawn called work to say that he was taking another day off because there was just no way that I could take care of Clarissa while I was spending the day in the bathroom.

At about 10am we got a call from the kids school letting us know that Matthew was in the nurses office because he had just thrown up. By the time Shawn got over there to pick Matthew up, Josh was in the nurses office throwing up too.

I don't know if we got food poisoning or the stomach flu or what, but it was horrible! Shawn and Clarissa never got it, but the boys and I pretty much spent the day in the bathroom. I'm so grateful to have such a great husband who played nurse all day long.

Today we're all feeling much better than yesterday, but I kept the boys home from school again so we can all take one more day to recover.

After all of this I hope that we've reached the end of the sickness in our family because I seriously can't take it anymore. It's been crazy around here!

Oh! One fun thing did happen this weekend! Shawn bought me an iPad for my birthday!! I've wanted one really bad so I was super excited! It has been keeping me entertained while I've been sick.

So there is the update from our house. Let's hope that my next post is about something fun and not another recap of another week of sickness!!


Drew's Mom said...

Sorry to hear that... hope you all are feeling much better!

Melissa said...

Oh no, that is awful! We've been a sick bunch around here, too, but my husband is deployed so it's been awful doing it alone! How sweet of your husband to take time off work to help!