I have debated about posting this! This is my blog to my children and I want to journal about the things we have been through recently. If you want you can skip this post or if you continue reading....beware, you have entered into our lives!!
We returned from vacation on Thursday, September 1st. On Friday night I began to run a fever. It was a low grade fever (99 or 100) and due to nursing an infant and lack of rest and fluids while on vacation, I wrote it off as mestitis. Then after further thought and by Saturday night I knew it must be a sinus infection. I felt pretty bad Sunday and barely made it through both church services. On Monday morning I felt some better and actually was able to get a few things done. Monday night came and as I was preparing supper it hit me and I got the chills and could NOT finish supper. If I had not known any better I would have thought I had the flu! Tuesday morning dawned and I still felt yucky and I began to take some medicine and by lunch I was really feeling better. On Wednesday morning 4 out of 5 kids woke up with a really congested cough. My mind began to ponder what in the world could be up. Sarah was the worst and when I took her temp it was 99.7. Not too bad but she did not feel good at all. I mentioned it to a friend of mine who is a nurse practioner and she said that there was a terrible virus going around. The kids and I stayed home from church that night. Thursday morning the kids were still the same. Sarah was still running a fever and it was around 100 before lunch. When she woke from her nap that afternoon I could tell she really did not feel good. I took her temperature and it was.....104.9!! Yes, you read that correctly! I was real worried now! So I took her to the after hours clinic. They gave her an antibiotic and I just knew that this would help and she would be feeling better come Saturday morning. Not so! She has continued to run a fever. The virus usually last 5-7 days. I took her back this morning because now her cough is much worse, even to the point of she can't sleep. She has a new medicine now because her lungs sounded like pneumonia could be starting. I took her tempature a few minutes ago and it is 103.8. Which means she is still contagious and not feeling well! Today is day 6 so I am thinking and praying that tomorrow (day 7) will be better. It has been real hard emotionally and physically. I have struggled to stay focused on things that are true! God is greater than all this and He is with us! I am praying for His strength and endurance. I am so thankful that it is not the flu (again), that we don't have a life threatening illness, that we have each other, that God is providing for us and many more things I could list! Please pray for each of us to recover and that my sweet Sarah would be back to herself real soon! It is so hard to see one of my children sick (I know you all understand that feeling)! Thanks ahead of time for your prayers!