Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sick

Ugh--this stomach flu is slowly killing me! It has steadily made its way through my entire family--except Teddy--somehow Teddy was spared?

It hit me hard yesterday in the form of an all over body ache--seriously ALL over. My scalp hurt--my eyes were killing me. Then I alternated between feeling freezing cold and sweaty hot--I kept turning the heat either way up or off. All this plus the general stomach bug stuff. It was a nightmare!

On top of this, I had three sick kids at home. I could barely lift Pickle up to change her diaper. Then Andy called from school to say that he had suddenly broken out in a weird rash that was spreading, so I had to go pick him up and take him to the doctor.

The doctor wasn't sure what it was, but I think it's some kind of post-viral thing.

Anyway, through all this, I just kept telling myself that if I could just make it through until Don got home I could go to bed. I was just barely hanging on...

About fifteen minutes before he was due home, Don called from his train and said there was some kind of trouble on the tracks and the train had stopped. He didn't think it would be too long though.

Then, about twenty minutes later he called back to say someone had been struck (and killed) by his train and that there were police cars and fire trucks everywhere. He had no clue how long it was going to take.

After awhile, I gave up and had to give the little ones dinner and get them to bed, plus pick Teddy up from a party. I was SO tired and sick that I just started sobbing.

The bottom line was that Don got home THREE hours late! Finally the train was allowed to move, but everyone had to get off at the next station and he had to take a cab home. I don't know what the deal was with the person that was hit--but I think it was a suicide. Very sad...

Now Don is sick, but everyone else is on the mend. I'm not perfect, but about a million times better than I felt yesterday.

Sorry for this whiny complaining blog!!


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14 comments:

Missy said...

Jennifer,
So sorry you all were/are sick with the bug. It is the worst! Especially when Mommy is sick. I have always been told "When Mom is sick - no one feels good." I hope you all feel better soon!!!

Ronda's Rants said...

I am so sorry...I woud have helped you! You need to phone a friend...literally!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Ugh, the hot/cold sweats are the WORST!
Feel better!

noble pig said...

OMG these are the days that make a mother...a mother. I wish you well today and everyone over there. Get some rest but now Don...ugh!

Jennifer said...

Oh no, Jen. Feel better soon!

We had a 24 bug/flu hit us, everyone in my sisters family got it, we all got it but one person- Haley. She never got it. And, I don;t think she knew how lucky she was. ;P

Hugs & get lots of rest.

Mimi said...

I hope this clears out of your house soon. And that Teddy doesn't get it now.

Becky said...

That is the pits!

There is nothing worse than being sick, than being sick AND having to take care of everyone else that is sick. UGh! I have been there! Hang in there!

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh man... I was hoping you'd be spared! I cant imagine what its like to be sick & have to take care of so many still... mom's cant get sick!!!! Glad you're at least feeling BETTER... hopefully Don gets the FINAL bug... Go Teddy!!!

Susie said...

There is nothing worse than feeling sick and counting on someone to relieve you and they get hung up! I would have broken down into tears long before you did!

Shannon said...

OMGosh! There should be some sort of vaccine given just to moms... to keep them from getting sick, ever!

Raising a Happy Child said...

That's quite a day you had. Better than the poor guy under the train, but just barely. I hope that flu finally leaves your house and doesn't come back.

Z's Mom said...

You poor thing.....I can't imagine having to function with the stomach flu...you are a STRONG woman!

You know....I spent about 2 months working in London several years ago and you would be surprised how many people commit suicide by jumping in front of the trains.

Jen B. said...

OMG! I hope you are ALL feeling better!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You deserve to whine! Its so hard to function when you're sick and caring for little ones. I hope everyone is better now!