Tuesday, May 05, 2009

this is bad

William and Elizabeth were violently sick on Friday.

On the mend Saturday.

Henry woke up sick on Sunday morning.

William and Elizabeth were feeling better on Sunday before relapsing, Sunday night.

I was sick late Sunday night - early Monday morning.

I was violently sick all day Monday.

Carolyn and Charlie were skipping around the house telling everyone they'd take care of us throughout the day, Monday.

Carolyn started throwing up Monday afternoon, every 10-15 minutes.

Charlie looked like a deer in the headlights.

He knew he was next.

The bug hit Charlie hard at 1:11 AM Tuesday morning.

Quick recap.

Today is Tuesday.

Everyone is sick. This has never happened before where every person in the house - specifically - both parents are incapacitated. I can't stand up for more than 15 seconds without feeling like I am going to pass out. Charlie is completely horizontal. Carolyn is completely horizontal. William and Elizabeth are feeling better, but still unable to eat and are perfectly content laying in bed. Henry is sick but doesn't realize that he is sick and runs around the house getting in to things. Like a toilet brush from the bathroom that someone left the door open to ... and a razor from Charlie's drawer that I just found him chewing on.

I don't want to have anyone come over for fear that we are dealing with the plague. I definitely wouldn't want to expose anyone to this highly contagious virus. We have a load of food in the house since I went shopping on Thursday. Laundry can wait. And I am doing a fine job crawling around on my hands and knees.

Rest assured, there is good news.

Our refrigerator was fixed yesterday for *only* $400.00. The repairman said that had it been the compressor, it would have cost $900.00.

So, at least we have ice chips.


  1. Oh boy! I hope you are all up and about soon. Take care.

  2. Oh! Hang in there, my dears. This, too, shall pass . . . along with those ice chips you're eating, and popsicles, and that soup you're eyeing...


  3. you are living one of my worst nightmares. We had norovirus in November, thankfully spread out over almost a week.

    I hope you are feeling better VERY SOON.

  4. Oh wow I am so sorry, hope you all get on the mend soon. Oh I say the repairman got a bargain, he probably got the "plague" free of charge.

  5. I am so sorry that you are all sick. Sure hope that bug passes quickly.

  6. Oh my gosh.

    I'm so sorry.

    I hope everyone is on the mend soon.

    Can I do anything for you? Bring you anything? I'm serious, of course.

  7. Oh gosh. I hope you all get better soon!

  8. Oh Jen. I'm so sorry! N and I were down with the flu a few weeks ago and taking care of one sick child was a nightmare.

    I'm praying right now...

  9. Sending you quick healing thoughts to your whole family. My stomache just hurts by the thought of everyone in the same boat.

  10. There is nothing I fear worse than what you're going through. UUUUGH!! We barely avoided this scenario a few months ago, but with one child who always ends up in the hospital when he gets sick, I got proactive and we hired a retired nurse to come over and take care of the kids and disinfect the house if he went down. Know any nurses that might suggest someone, or have a service around that has home nurse care?

    Hopefully you won't need it, but it's better to be prepared!

  11. Ohhhhhh Noooooo!!! I'm so sorry you guys are so sick! I hope everyone gets better really soon. That sounds just dreadful.

  12. Geez Jen....wish I lived closer so I could at least wave as I was driving by the house. LOL Yikes! Hope everyone is better soon.


  13. I bet it's norovirus too. When all six of us had it, Greg said to call CPS to come and get the kids. We couldn't even walk. We just laid on the ground.

    I'm still alive though. What doesn't kill you....... blah blah blah.

    Hope you guys are feeling well soon.

  14. Jennifer PM5/5/09, 5:51 PM

    That sucks the tar. Feel better soon!

  15. OH no! Hope ya'll are all better very soon, I don't even want to imagine what this must be like!

  16. I am so sorry!

    I once got so sick while my husband was deployed that I couldn't lift the girls out of the crib. I'd just crawl from kitchen to nursery with bottles and feed them in their crib. Thank goodness the worst only lasted half a day, since I was nursing at the time!

  17. oh no! Hang in there. T.V. is your friend. Say it with me, "T.V. is my friend."

    We've got chest colds and ear infections here. I'm not complaining.

  18. Oh my Gosh! The least I can do is send Get Well Wishes for you all.......That's one good thing about toddlers......they just don't know they are sick....Is Henry taking care of everyone??


  19. OMGosh! How awful! It just sounds so awful!
    I am so sorry.
    I hope you are all feeling better soon!

    ps Thought you would like to know that the Tuesday blog Party is going very well right now :)

  20. OMG! Hope things get better soon! Thinking of you guys! ;)

  21. Jen,
    Don't bother with strenuous cleaning while you're sick! Just hire a cleaning service. It's hard enough with you both being sick. Get some rest and feel better soon!

  22. I agree...that IS bad.

    So sorry that you were right and now everyone has it.

    Hang in there!

  23. I'm so sorry you are sick! Knock on wood (and using a fair amount of Purell) we haven't all gone down with the same thing at the same time. Yet.

    Did you tell the refrigerator repairman to wash his shoes in bleach and burn his clothes as he left? Or at least to sanitize his hands thoroughly? Because - WOW that sounds like a nasty bug you guys have there.

  24. OH NOOOOO! You know, that happens here sometimes too, and I have to say, it PAYS to live close to relatives. NOW, whenever someone is sick in our house, EVERYONE filters out. Everyone. Kids at aunt's, uncle's, cousin's, grandmas, etc. Dean at friend's houses... I'm the only one who has to stay in the house, to take care of the sick one.

    I hope you all feel better SOON. There's an old Eskimo remedy that ALWAYS works. One Tablespoon fermented Seal Oil, and Two cups of Stinkweed Tea, then chew on dried porcupine intestines for a few minutes a day. Sounds bad, but it really REALLY works. I try ANYTHING Eskimo's have, because its free, and always works for us!

  25. Oh my gosh. How awful for all of you to be sick. I hope you all get well really soon.
    If you need something, just ask a friend to leave it by your front door. We had to do that once with our friends who were all sooooo sick. They have twins and 2 other kids and everyone was down at the same time. Wish I was closer so I could help.
    Good Luck

  26. Feel better! Being a mom is so hard when you are sick! Our family was sick like this before. My husband had no choice but to get it..so what does he insist on eating for his "last meal" because 'he is not getting sick'. Taco Bell. ew. it was gross.