Wednesday, February 25, 2009

No Love Bug

It looks like our family has been bitten by a bug this week, and it's not a love bug. Nine-year-old Carson woke up in the wee hours of the morning Monday with stomach problems. He got so dehydrated that we spent most of the day at the hospital getting IV fluids. We assumed it was food poisoning until Mary Ashley and Emma woke up sick during the night. They are still having trouble keeping liquids down, and Joe is now the latest victim to the virus. He came home early from work very sick. Christian and I are the last ones standing, so I am praying that we will be spared. I am going to take a little break from blogging to tend to my family. Stomach viruses are my least favorite experiences to share as a family, but at least they are usually short-lived. I hope to be back soon. Let's hope the only bugs that bite us for the rest of the winter are love bugs!

21 comments:

Faye said...

MELISSA,SO SORRY YOU HAVE THE STOMACH VIRUSES.MY OLDEST GRANDAUGHTER HAS BEEN SICK FOR A WEEK WITH THIS AWFUL STUFF.HOPE THEY ALL GET BETTER SOON!

Laura said...

Melissa, so sorry to hear about your family's stomach woes, but something is definitly going on in our neck of the woods, too. Luckily - Lord willing - we want get it! I'll be praying that your family will be well soon!

T. Brodie said...

Oh no! I hope you stay well! By the way- I saw Christian in the hall today, and he mouthed "Hey" to me. I was excited!

Laura said...

This nasty virus is making rounds. I had heard of it before your little family came down with it. I hope all is well soon.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Melissa, I'm so sorry! A friend of mine went through something like this with her youngest, he ended up in the hospital, and then the others got sick. I pray you don't get it. I'll be thinking of you and hoping that everyone will be on the mend SOON!

XO,

Sheila

Sandy Toes said...

Feel better soon!~ Sandy toe

The Things We Carried said...

Oh no! get well soon, I hope!

Carly Winborne said...

my gracious! i can't imagine the laundry you're faced with (just putting it in terms we all understand, you know.)

my prayers are with you and your sweet children. i'm sure you will take great care to hone in on your warm, gracious mothering skills. you make it look easy, if nothing else.

wishing you a night of rest, no matter how many times you have to get up to care for another.

Tracy said...

Hope your family feels better soon! Hugs and prayers... :)

Laura said...

Melissa - I was looking for your email address. Can you drop me a line at wayla0422@gmail.com when you have a moment? I wanted to get your thoughts on something. Thanks. Of course, get over that sickness first, though!

The Holtons said...

Hope your family is on the road to recovery and that you have not gotten it! My husband and daughter were sick over the week-end and Jessica is just getting to were she can hold anything down. Thankfully, "MOM" was not affected! YET!

Tina Foster said...

If only there was "Off" for those kind of bugs!! I'll be praying for all of you, but especially that God would grant you good health to care for everyone else. I appreciate you so much!!! :)
In His Love and Care,
Tina

Becky Welch said...

Bless. Carter woke up all night with the same thing. I am taking him in just to make sure it is not the flu like LB had!
We are going to have a Fancy Nancy party as well. I will be stealing your ideas!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh gosh, SO much of this is going around. I really hope you all get better fast!!!!!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I'm SO sorry. We've managed to avoid it so I hope I'm not jinxing myself by saying it out loud!

Melanie said...

Oh, I am so sorry that you are going through this. Yuck!!!
I will say a little prayer that it passes right over you... however, I did learn last week that Rest is Good! Unfortuately, I had to be sick to get it.

Stay well, my friend!

Sweetie said...

I hope that all have a quick recovery and that you don't catch this bug.
Sweetie

Gramma 2 Many said...

Feel better soon!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I hope your family feels better soon! It's really going around. One of Lauren's friends ended up in the hospital too because she got dehydrated.

new mom in law said...

It has been a couple of days since your post. I pray that in those two days, instead of you getting sick, everyone else has begun to get well! No fun having sick little ones....especially if YOU get sick!!

Jennifer P. said...

been hoping you guys were feeling better ever since I read your comment that you'd been sick. Oh--there is nothing lovely at all about stomach flu!

Hope you are all better now and we'll be hearing from you soon!

Love and best wishes!

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