Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Iced in

It's official, our sunny day yesterday was gobbled up by an ice storm today. We woke up to a beautiful scene out side of our window, like something out of The Lord of the Rings. It was a good thing there was no school today because about 7:00 last night, Olivia started throwing up. Yep, just about what we need around here, the stomach flu.

I hate that I've been pretty useless around here. My extent of helping is moving from one couch to another. With an occasional clearing of plates from the dinner table and the reading of bed time stories. But when vomit started flying, I was outtie. I mean seriously, if I'm going to start chemo within the next week, the last thing I need is the stomach flu. We are all begging for God's mercy that this thing doesn't spread like wild fire. She is on the mend tonight. Last time she threw up was 8:00 this morning and she was able to keep down liquids and eat some dry Cheerios.

I didn't leave my house today. Which will literally drive me batty. But I suppose one complete day of rest is good for me.

Looks like we are to get more ice tonight. I'm hoping for one more day off of school so that O can rest up without missing school. We'll see.

Hopefully one of these days I'll get around to taking some pictures so that its not just all of this dreary health talk. For real, I'm depressing myself around here. Cute pics soon, I promise.


vwiller said...
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vwiller said...

Ice happening here! Run from the puke! yes because you should not get it, but use any excuse not to clean up vomit!! Looking forward to some new pictures, but would rather words then nothing!! You will get stronger everyday and all of the work that you are watching other people do will be yours again!! Much love from this end of the state!

@gracoKaren said...

We had a week of the kids and DH being housebound. Luckily I escaped after two days to go to the office.

As for the flu, hope it leaves your house as quickly as it arrived and takes no one else prisoner. :-)

Prayers and strength to you and your family to fight the fight. Believe in prayer and yourself. You will conquer this.

Karen said...

just SO glad you keep posting! I'm so glad to know what your days are like! Praying for no flu! And, you are doing AMAZING! So glad the nurse confirmed what we already knew!