Sunday, November 16, 2008

Back but down for the count-- uggg!!!

* Update-- Yep-- woke up feeling like crap. Had to get my hair done but Kev and Owen were home sick. I took Mia with me and she seems fine. Came home from getting my hair done and just collapsed into bed and slept till 8pm-- gonna go back to bed soon. I also realized when I woke that the area rug In our family room was missing and that I had a moaning eldest child on the couch. Well, while I slept my healthy son suddenly caught whatever we all have and puked all over the family room carpet and has to date puked about 5 times-- poor little guy. So Mia is the only healthy one in our family at this point. Hopefully Owen will feel better enough to go back to school tomorrow but that is still up in the air. So, thanks for all your comments-- I will post pics soon but just can fathom sitting here and doing that now-- just want to sleep. Got pics of Mia getting her hair cut today as well so I will post soon. Oh ya, and by the way, when I get the flu I always still have an appetite so I am one of those people who never puke and never lose any weight. Well, this time there is a bit of satisfaction in knowing that food has not been too interesting (haven't puked but stomach cramping) so maybe the bonus out of this sickness will be a pound or two lost-- gotta look at the bright side of this living hell :)

I woke up this morning in Dumont to a clear beautiful 80 degree day after a night of Mia screaming and Owen dry heaving. I also woke up to a husband who had stomach cramps and was shivering under our 3 layers of covers. Needless to say, over that difficult night, our family had been given the wonderful gift of the FLU!! As the day progressed I saw that Mia was fine-- just cranky but Owen and Kevin were not well at all. We waited until Kevin was OK to drive and then made the 2.5 hour drive home. As we were driving home I started to feel my stomach cramp and small signs of aches and pains which I chose to ignore completely unwilling to accept the fact that both adults in the same home are sick with the flu-- but alas, I think it is the case. Kevin pulled our motor home and the trailer up to our house, got out, walked upstairs and has been there ever since. I unloaded most things with Cassie's help (she happened to be at our house--thank GOD) and then realized how bad I actually felt. At the present time I am putting kids in bed and praying that if I go to bed that the flu will somehow skip me-- Oh I pray I am that lucky but as of now I am not feeling too hot. Anyway, if I'm feeling better in the morning I will post some Dumont pics-- of not-- I will lay in bed like a dead fish attempting to somehow take care of my husband, 8 year old and my crazy fussy 2 year old (Ethan still seems fine). So, I will hopefully post tomorrow-- Sleep well :)

Oh ya, I thought I would mention that there are no major fires burning very close to us. I think the closest is the one in Corona and it is about 20 mile plus away-- so we are fine but pray for Southern California right now. It is not a good place to be-- scorching temps-- crazy wind-- psycho people setting fires-- it is not looking good.


  1. Sorry to hear that you allhave the flu... that is awful..
    Thinking of you ..
    Hugs girly..
    Hope you still had a Great Time.
    Can't wait to see the pictures.

  2. Oh goodness. I hope you all feel better soon and I hope Mia and Ethan don't catch it! :) Hugs, LA

  3. Uggh. I am sorry that the bug has decided to visit your family..GET WELL soon!

  4. poor you!!!! My thoughts are with you. When there was three of us we all got the flu once. It was not good. But we did survuve, and you will too.

  5. So sorry you guys aren't feeling so hot. Hope you feel better soon.


  6. Hi there,
    I hope you guys are feeling better soon!
    I am really glad you mentionned the fires.....I am in Canada and when I heard about the fires in California I immediatly thought of you and your family!


  7. You poor thing! I hope you all feel better soon!


  8. I am so sorry that you guys are sick. That is TERRIBLE!!!! Bless your hearts. That's the thing about being a're sick too...but you STILL have to take care of everyone. It's SO HARD. I'm praying for you girl!

    Thanks for mentioning the fires. I was going to email you and ask. We're praying for your state right now.

    Hope everyone get's well soon!

  9. I was wondering about you over the weekend and hoping that you were not close to the fires! So sorry to hear that some of you are sick -- that just sucks, doesn't it! Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

  10. Sorry to hear you are all sick...the flu is the worst!!

    Hope everyone is feeling better soon!


  11. Christy,

    I,m so sorry to hear you had
    to end your weekend with the
    flu! I hope everyone feels
    better soon! As soon as we get
    thru Allie's party this week I
    will have a better idea of
    when we can head to Cali!!!

    Look forward to the new pics



  12. Oh no! It's bad when mom's down! Praying you all wake up healthy and refreshed.

    Glad to hear you guys are safe!


  13. Christy I am so sorry! I'm glad you've got Cassie to help you out. Get better. HUGS!

  14. hope you guys are all on the mend soon!!

  15. OMW... I am sooo sorry you are all sick now.. Hope Mia doesn't get sick..
    Hugs to you girly..
    Hope you feel well soon..

  16. Bless your heart! The flu is so awful! I got it when Cade was about 2, and Richard was out of town. My dad had to take off work to come take care of the kids. Ever since then, we get our shots early...I'm too scared I'll get it again. I hope you all feel better soon!!

  17. get better .. we had it over here a few weeks back. it is awful. i feel for you - literally!

    all the best -- debbie