Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

It has been a challenging 24 hrs to say the least. Olivia got the stomach flu around 6 pm yesterday. She threw up twice, but acted relatively normal. She fell asleep in bed with me. Then things really went downhill when my husband had to go into the emergency room and Olivia got really sick. At this point in time, we don't quite know what's going on with Ryan, but I'll update you at a later date. Anyway, Ryan's gone and I'm super worried about him, but I can't leave Olivia's side. She then starts throwing up all over and feels absolutely horrible. I put Abigail down ( who was nursing ) and she starts screaming bloody murder. Olivia needs cleaned up, sheets need washed and she's crying for me. And there is only one of me, so I have to let Abigail cry for a bit and tend to Olivia. I tell ya, it challenged me as a mother. I just walked around repeating," We're ok. We're ok!" Finally, at 3 am, I called my mom because I really needed help. Don't we all get to that point where we just really need our moms? I felt so comforted when she got here and helped get things in order. I just wanted her to take Abigail and keep her away from all the yuck. By the time Ryan got home he was unaware of the chaos that had ensued. Well, until I told him. Olivia threw up a few more times, but went back to sleep. Thank you to Ryan's mom who helped out this afternoon and took care of Abigail. I sure don't want my little baby sick too! Thank you to Shelley, Stacie, Amanda R and Amanda U who talked with me through all hours of the night. Olivia is still not doing very well, but hasn't thrown up in 12 hours. She is napping in her bed. Praying she is on the mend and that the rest of us don't get it. Makes me want to go back into hibernation like we did when Olivia was a baby, but that's impossible with Olivia in preschool. There are way too many illnesses going around right now. I'm a neurotic mess! Please cover my family in your prayers. My friend, Amanda, reminded me that "this too shall pass." That really calms my mind and makes me realize that things will get better, no matter how bad they seem. Hoping you and your family stay healthy and I can't wait until spring!!

1 comment:

Brandi W. said...

Wow! You have had a lot going on at your house! Carson has an ear infection/eye infection. Evan has a cold/eye infection. It's that time of year! Carson starts preschool next week so I am sure he will bring all kinds of germs home. I hope that everyone gets better soon! All of you will be in my prayers.