Monday, July 7, 2008

Nothing funny to say

After my last post, Youngest kept getting sicker. We kept going to the doctor but they couldn't figure out what was wrong. Meanwhile she kept getting sicker. Finally today, we found out she has a bad case of walking pneumonia, right before our annual beach trip. Oldest has also been diagnosed with beginning pnemuonia. Both are now on heavy duty meds. I've been surrounded by sick, whiny, crying children at home and sick, whiny, crying students at school. Hopefully now with medication, the girls will all get better. I really hope so. I haven't had a good nights sleep in weeks and this continuous cycle of sickness in the house has made me absolutely miserable.

So my inability to blog and visit my favorite blogs has now been explained. I have no idea how much longer I will be out of commission. But I can only hope and pray that Youngest and Oldest both get completely better soon so they are no longer so miserable.

30 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm so sorry. It really hurts a parent when their kid is ill. I remember it, though I only had one so never had two sick ones at once. I did have once where both Mary and Josh were sick. It takes a toll. I hope things improve soon.

I'm sending white light your way.

Kappa no He said...

Oh, I do hope they are feeling better soon. I'm sure they will be with the medicines. Now, don't you get sick!

Vesper said...

I'm so sorry, Ello. These things happen and, with kids, it's even more difficult because you can get a feeling of helplessness. Stay strong and healthy! They will get well soon! I hope you can still go to the beach - that air, full of sea salts, would do them very good.

There's a little award for you at my blog, to cheer you up... :-)

moonrat said...

poor ello. we're rooting for ya.

Sarah Hina said...

Ello, such misery is hard to bear in one of your children...but two? That's beyond bearing. When you aren't sleeping, and still having to work, everything is just compounded exponentially. I'm so, so sorry you are dealing with this, and my thoughts and good wishes are with your girls, and you.

laughingwolf said...

my prayers for the speedy recovery of both...

i will ask my apache friend in california to set up a prayer circle for their full recovery

it has worked before, many times

do take care of YOU, as well....

cindy said...

that sounds awful, ello. the poor bubs, and POOR MOMMY! *hugs* i'm always miserable when everyone else is sick in the fam, because we are the main caregiver! *hugs* i hope the girls are on their way to a speedy recovery.

you deserve a nice spa treatment after all this!

Conduit said...

So sorry to hear this. As laughingwolf says, do remember to look after yourself in the midst of this. Hope everyone is on the mend soon.

J. L. Krueger said...

Ell,

Do take care of yourself in all this. Hoping for a speedy recovery for all.

I'm glad we're down to our last "in house" child. Of course, if she gets sick in the next year, I'm not the one who has to deal with it...but I'll surely hear about it!

jjdebenedictis said...

I wish a big "Get Well Soon!" to both your little ones. Hang in there.

March to the Sea said...

hope stuff turns around for you all!! uggh..no fun..at any time of the year!

laughingwolf said...

shamanic and other prayer circles set in motion, my friend, for your whole family....

JaneyV said...

Big, smiley, furry, warm hugs to you and yours. It is awful when everyone's ill. You swing between pissed off and worried sick - no fun at all. The meds will work and everyone will recover quickly. Then you put your feet up and have a big rest on you beach holiday. You've earned it.

Healthy vibes on their way to you. xxx

Travis Erwin said...

I hope everyone gets well soon.

Steve Malley said...

Stay strong.

preTzel said...

That sucks Ell. I hate when my preTzel boys are sick and they are miserable. It doesn't make for a fun house and it makes for an even more not - so - fun mom. Take the time to care for yourself because you don't need to fall ill again yourself. I hope they're feeling better soon. (((hugs)))

Danette Haworth said...

Ello,
I hope everyone gets well soon. I always feel a bit down when mine are sick. Hope things turn around soon.

cindy said...

*runs through ello's site waving SAVE ELLO banner*

think of the children!

think of poor moms with sick
children!!

Akasha Savage said...

Oh, poor you and your children. It's horrid when the kiddies get ill. Hope everyone gets better soon and your household is restored once more to its usual chaos! :)

Patti said...

here's to good health for all...

The Anti-Wife said...

So is that new medication for you or the girls? Valium might help - you!

Hotwire said...

best wishes!

The Quoibler said...

I hope you and your family are feeling better! Miss you!

xoxo

Angelique

Mary Witzl said...

Ello, this is so bad. If I were there, I would babysit for you. (I've probably got enough fart jokes myself to keep Angus well occupied.) Meanwhile, I send you my best -- and a virtual foot rub, too.

This happened to us once, when we'd already booked our holiday accomodation: one kid had severe gastroenteritis and just as she was starting to recover from that, the other one got chicken pox. It was really no joke.

Melissa Marsh said...

Wow, Ell, I hope everyone gets better soon.

Lana Gramlich said...

I'm keeping good thoughts & well wishes for all y'all (which is a perfectly cromulent word, here in the South.) Take care!

Robin S. said...

Good Lord, El. What a mess for you and yours. I know that cycle thing hits sometimes - and it's a bear when it does.

Here's to coming out on the other side!

Bernita said...

Ah, poor Dears, poor Ello, poor family.

Beth said...

Oh my gosh, that sucks. I came here to check on you and see this. I hope the medicine has worked some magic and your little ones are feel 100% better! Big hugs to you, Tired Momma.

Robin S. said...

What's the deal with this walking pneumonia? We have people at work that have been taken down and out with this - I haven't heard about this much of this stuff in a long time.

Your little cuites- hope they're loads and loads better now!