Wednesday, September 17, 2008


... for all your encouragement, friends. I do realize I was a bit cryptic yesterday...I stumbled on that sign, and it just spoke to me. But after a worried, late night text from one of my best friends, I thought I should explain. This sickness we're fighting is lasting forever. Unfortunately only one of us had strep (which can be fixed easily with medicine) and the rest of us have a virus with head and chest congestion, hacking coughs and fever. After two visits to the doctor, we are still having to just let the virus run it's course. Elijah had both the virus and the strep and even after the strep was gone, the virus lingered on. All told he was sick for about 15 days, 12 of those with fever. Kaleb is on his 8th day of fever, Emet is on his 5th. I'm close to being out of the woods, but I still don't feel like doing anything, and my dear husband who has done such a great job of making dinners and getting medicine for us hasn't even started the process yet, although he said this morning that his throat was tight.
So, even though I'm sure there is a light at the end of this tunnel, I just couldn't see it yesterday.

photo from here.


Michael and Jana said...

Wheww... you had me really worried.

I will still be praying that you guys ALL feel better soon.

amy stanfield said...

whew...i know you must be exhausted. before we figured out that nyah had asthma (she had no obvious symptoms) there was a time period she was sick about every 2-3 weeks with a hacking cough and would catch every little cold, fever, virus, etc. matt was traveling a lot those days and it was so tiring! i'm so thankful you have such a helpful husband and i pray that he stays healthy!! praying for total recovery for you guys too. ;)

Amanda Conley said...

Thanks for your prayers!

Courtney said...

ugh, I am sorry you all have been so sick! that does not sound like fun...get well soon!!!

Carrie, The Modern Housewife said...

Yuck! I'm so sorry!! I hope Seth doesn't get the bug for real.