Sunday, January 27, 2008

sick...

i MISS creating...

but my entire household - myself included - have been sick. really, gross, icky, sick. the week started with a sinus infection for me sun-wed and the dreaded stomach flu for my husband mon-tue. he went back to work wed. wed night at around 930 both of our children (3 and 22 months) woke up and proceeded to projectile vomit every 20 min until about 5 am. and so it went - off and on - until we decided to take them to the hospital yesterday because they still couldn't even hold down water.

THANKFULLY they weren't as dehydrated as i feared so they did not need IVs. but they did receive anti-nausea medication which allowed them to finally hold down baby sips of water and frozen pops.

but im telling you...my husband and i are spent. every single towel, tshirt, blanket and sheet in my house has been washed in excess of 3 times each...buckets have been scoured, every surface disinfected, sprayed, wiped and sprayed again. my hands - which are usually cracked - are now cracked and split beyond belief from using so much hand sanitizer. my kids are better...not nearly themselves...but definitely better. they still sleep a lot and when awake my daughter is content to do quiet activities like puzzles and dolls but my son wants to do nothing but lay on me.

and this is just a virus people...it will move on and we'll be fine...

i couldn't imagine having a child who is *really* sick...i know it may sound a bit melodramatic (you weren't here with us this week...i promise you it's not) however i have a whole new perspective on parents who have children dealing with any kind of long term illness...they must have wills of iron...i mean i lost it in the ER seeing my children in those tiny backless nightgowns - jonnies. it was the saddest sight ever...

anyway -i'm hoping to blow the dust off of my studio this week and get back to it...

i hope everyone is having a more creative weekend than i am!!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I feel your pain. It is so rough when the whole family goes down, and awful to watch our children suffer.

We had that nasty stomach virus in our home, too, and it was the worst.

Glad to hear you are all on the mend. Be well!