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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Let's Hope It Just Comes in Threes

I don't know what's impressing me more: how many different illnesses have struck members of this family; or how no single illness seems to have passed on from one of us to the next -- so far, anyway, knock on wood. (Go ahead, find some wood and knock for me.) (Knock-knock-knock.)

Last week John was sick with ... er, um, let's just say he spent a lot of time in the bathroom. Then I came down with Strep. Only I really didn't think it was strep. So I didn't go to the doctor as soon as I could have and then I didn't go because I didn't want to deal with the emergency room and then I tried to go on Monday only to be sent to the ER anyway because the clinic has no appointments for sick people. That's right, every Tom, Dick or Harry complaining about a sore throat or a collapsed lung gets sent to the ER. Gotta love military healthcare.

Olivia is the latest victim.

She woke up this morning blowing chunks, all the way into our room. Too bad I was fast asleep with Sean-Peter in his room and missed all the excitement. She seems to be done with throwing up and is able to keep down water, which is a good thing as her fever is a bit on the high side.

It's probably a bug I brought home with me from the ER.

Really, I have no idea how or why I got strep. I suspect my body was harboring it and waiting for the perfect time to bring it to life. Like right before we get ready to go on a road trip. And shouldn't Olivia have strep? Not the barfing flu? And what other surprises do we have in store for us?

We're supposed to leave in three days. Prayers are encouraged.

11 comments:

the dragonfly said...

Awwww....

Everybody feel better soon!!

RDC CCC Mom said...

Bummer! Better to get it all out of the way at once, than have it drag out for weeks?!?

I have heard of melatonin (for RDC) and might use it for him depending on what the sleep study says!

Never thought about it for myself! Good idea! THX

Anonymous said...

Poor babies! I am really surprised that these illnesses have not been passed from family member to family member. Strep is highly contagious, as you probably already know. Hope everyone is hale and hearty for the road trip!

Scott and Hannah Reasoner said...

Oh no, that is not any fun! Seems like it is going around. I have been sick with a sore, red throat for three days now. Hope you all feel better soon!

Tam said...

I had a sinus infectin...turned to bronchitis with STREP throat and my boys just had the sinus thing. Who thought strep was going around in the Summer? Well I have finished the antibotics and now I have a doctor apointment because guess WHAT....I am still very sick! The Bronchitis and well now I can hardly talk....I think the Strep IS BACK and well I am Suffering UNTIL TUESDAY...Yeppers because WHY.....TRICARE! That is all I have to say about IT!!! Tricare!

Mary Alice said...

prayers on the way. Hope all are doing beter.

Emily, RN, BSN said...

Oh how horrible it is to be sick...AND go to the ER! Hope everything gets better soon. Drink lots of water and get lots of rest.

Emily, RN, BSN said...

Oh yeah, drink some Emergen-C too. LOTS of it.

Tam said...

I so hope everyone is well and enjoying a great summer

Laura said...

I hope everyone is all better now!

OHmommy said...

Oh no.... I am so sorry to hear about all the bugs. I will keep you guys in my prayers. For sure.