9.21.2009

Feeling Ill + A Pretty Picture



I have been going back and forth whether to share this tidbit of information or not, but here it goes... the kiddos and I have had the swine flu since Wednesday. There I said it and no don't worry we have not left the house. It's a funny story really...

Ellie woke up Wednesday morning a bit warm and out of sorts. I thought she may be getting the cold we all have been fighting the previous week so I kept her home. KJ cried a lot throughout the day, but again it must be that dreaded cold. Thursday I have to wake up the kiddos and Ellie feels about a million degrees and doesn't want to walk, eat, etc. KJ is warm, but still acting normalish. At two is there ever really a normal? We had well check ups that day so I called and made them sick ones. We walked in the lovely nurse swabbed for the flu and the next thing I know everyone has masks on. I caught on pretty quickly and I was sent home with prescriptions for all of us and breathing treatments for brother, he has a bit of a wheeze. The whole day I cared for my lifeless children and by the time I put them to bed I felt like I was run over by a bus. The flu is awful, but I will spare you any details and it seems the children and I all had different aspects of it. I miss the days when my mother waited on me hand and foot while I laid in bed. Now I have no time to be sick except at night and during nap time. We are all on the mends and seeing the light of a very long tunnel. My husband found a plus side to it all... since we can't get it again we don't have to worry about germs so much this season, back to licking handrails for us I guess. Oh, and I am sure I am a few pounds lighter, just in time for all that holiday eating.

So if some if my comments did not make much sense or I missed a few emails, please excuse me. It must have been the fever. And to all the locals... I have no idea where we got it. It's anybody's guess I suppose.

{image via here, via Anna Aden}

48 comments:

Gracie said...

Ohh no that's horrible! I hope all of you feel better soon. Rest up well and get better!!

The flu is the worst (and this strain isn't any good). Take time to take care of yourself and hope your back to normal soon (and the rest of the fam). x

amy and ann said...

oh yikes. i feel for you! we had friends who got that this summer, what a scare too with all the hype. We wish you fast health! I am just trying to keep my kids well bc we leave this wk for my little sisters wedding and my kids are all in it! yikes, sick is not good when there is a wedding. Get well soon. XO

Ms. Bright said...

So sorry to hear y'all have been "sick with the ick!" Glad that you're all on the mend, hopefully that will continue and you'll all be good as new soon!

bluehydrangea said...

We haven't caught it yet but a lot of our friends are oinking so I am sure it is only a matter of time!! Hope you are all better soon. Mommas don't really get to be sick, do they?

Design Esquire said...

I hope you feel better soon!!

DesBisoux said...

So sorry to hear that! i hope you and you kiddos feel better real soon...xxx

erin said...

so sorry to hear your news! glad you're on the mend!

the NEO-traditionalist said...

I just came across your blog and absolutely adore it. I do hope you get better soon---what an ordeal you've been through! Get lots of rest!
XX Kate "the NEO-trad"

Char said...

oh no!!!! I hope you all feel much better soon. Poor dears - it's be rampant down here too. Take care.

ms. less is always more said...

Oh no! Take care and do let us know how you are doing! I'll be thinking of you...

Smitten Design said...

I hope your family gets better soon! xo

Staley Mc said...

Hope you all feel better soon!!!

Heather said...

Oh dear! Hope you're all feeling better soon! My brother in law is a teacher, and he told me that all the teachers in his school were warned that it's much more prevalent than the media is letting on. Good luck!

Amber B. said...

I am so sorry to hear that! I *think* we may live in the same town (based on some of your posts), and if so, then it's everywhere. Hubby has a ton of folks at work who's kids have it. I am glad y'all are starting to feel better. Hang in there!!

Simple Creative Inspiration said...

oh no! Please feel better soon - thats terrible! We'll all be thinking and praying for a speedy recovery!

LobotoME said...

oh no - please feel better soon!!!

Jennifer said...

oh my! well at least you're all getting it over with? "back to licking handrails" -- hilarious!

hope you all feel better soon! :)

vanessa said...

Hope yall get better soon so you can get back to licking those handrails!

Adriana said...

I'm happy you and the kiddies are seemingly over the flu. I have heard of a few friends from home and here getting the flu, and they have all pulled through - it is alot more common and less feared I think. Glad you're feeling you're old self, looking forward to some of your posts to come :)

Adriana said...

I'm happy you and the kiddies are seemingly over the flu. I have heard of a few friends from home and here getting the flu, and they have all pulled through - it is alot more common and less feared I think. Glad you're feeling you're old self, looking forward to some of your posts to come :)

nkp said...

Oh Paula, I hope everyone is better and the worst is over. That darn flu is eveywhere. We've had three families in our cul-de-sac alone who've been through it. And honey, don't go licking those handrails just yet, I'm pretty sure you can get it again. Stay well and get some much-needed rest!

.nkp

Full House said...

I hope you all are back to normal very soon. Nothing worse than tending to sick kids while the momma is sick too.

ashley&christy2001 said...

Oh Paula you are a hoot...you articulate things so wonderfully:) I am so sorry your kiddos have been sick,and you are sick its no fun being mommy when your sick...But its great news to hear that we will see you back at licking the handrails;) My friends little girl they call her Miss Betty Bacteria cause she loves to lick the walls in the bathroom's well honestly she will lick any thing she gets close to:0) Glad you all are getting better that is fantastic news.

LindsB said...

Oh no, thats so awful! I hope by the time you read this you are feeling a little bit better and your kids are on the mend too...its no fun to be sick, I'm so sorry you feeling crappy :(

Get well soon!

wide open spaces said...

praying for a quick recovery for all of you and grace upon grace in the midst.

xo

Blair said...

Oh no! I am so so sorry paula! I hope that you and the tykes are up to snuff soon. xx blair

red ticking said...

sooo sorry to hear this... hope you are all on the mend soon. stay tucked in and i will say a prayer you are all well soon... x pam

ps love your blog... so fabulous!

For Your Inspiration said...

Hope you all feel great soon!

Kasey said...

oh gads..
just don't have a cow.
{sorry..that wasn't funny}...
I hope you feel better soon..and the kids...
at least you don't have to get the shot now right?!

pink-to-green said...

Oh no, I hope you are all feeling better soon!

Kotori said...

Isn't it times like this that we all want our mother? I'm so sorry to hear that you've all been so sick. But I do love your cheery outlook on things - licking handrails is certainly a favorite pastime of my 2 year old!

Hanako66 said...

oh no!!! I'm glad to hear that you are all on the mend!

la la Lovely said...

Oh dear... it is so hard being sick when you are a mommy! Praying for all of you!
xx

Lotusphx said...

Feel Better!!

the southern hostess said...

Oh no! Feel better soon!

Lily G. said...

omg, swine flu??? That's horrible!! I hope you feel better real soon!!

megan and melissa said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better...hope you are having a good week and that your kids recover quickly!
xoxo-Meg
fiddlesticksandfunnygirls.blogspot.com

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness! What a scare you must have had. I know what it's like for your babies to be sick...but this must have been a doozy, especially since you are too..I hope you're all feeling better soon!
Take good care.
xx

Brandie said...

Glad to hear that you all are on the mend. Take care!

knack said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better! I know it is so hard to be sick as a mom...and even worse when the kids are sick with you.......

...loved the "back to licking hand rails " comment....too funny! xo

Padgett Hoke said...

swine flu? yikes! at least you won't get it again!

thank you for entering my giveaway, my fingers are crossed you win! I love your site, how lovely!

Lauren said...

get well soon!

eco-stylista said...

I am sorry to hear that!! Hope you will get better soon!!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Paula- I hate to hear that y'all were all sick. I hope everyone is feeling better!

AllisonM said...

oh Paula! I hate to hear that! I hope everyone is feeling better! I am in Bham too..and had the SWINE FLU this weekend also..except I missed a great trip to colorado because of it! Ick! AT least it was a nice rainy weekend to be lazy indoors!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

I hope you're feeling better. You survived to tell the tale and now at least know that you can't get it again (bonus!). Hugs to you.

kristine said...

So sorry that you guys have dealt with this! Hope everyone is feeling better! I work at a high school and we've had several kids come down with it...same story: no idea where it came from...

PS~Erin said...

Oh dear. So glad you all are on the mend (and immune now)! Fevers are mis-er-a-ble. Hope you are are at 100% asap!