Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ugh..I'm sick!!

I started getting sick on Friday...I had a terrible headache all day, and about 4pm it got a lot worse. By that night, my entire body was achy, I had fever, I felt terrible!! I couldn't sleep very well Friday night; partly because Mercie was coughing SO BAD ALL NIGHT LONG that she was vomitting, and partly because my body was hurting so bad I couldn't get comfortable. Saturday I still felt horrible. Mikaela had to entertain Silas most of the day because I couldn't get off the couch! Thank goodness she is such a good helper. She made lunch for the kids (corndogs) and kept me covered up and did a little laundry and most importantly, she watched Silas. I barely had the energy to nurse him! I felt a little better last night, still had a headace and a little achy, but I could at least get up and walk around a little bit. Rod cooked dinner and cleaned up a little bit, and Mercie was still coughing and vomitting. She didn't go to sleep until after 9pm because everytime she laid down she started coughing. I put some cough medicine in a her cup and that helped a little bit. She got in our bed, I piled her head on top of a bunch of pillows, and we got a little more sleep. Silas SLEPT ALL NIGHT AGAIN! The Lord had mercy on me because I needed to rest! I woke up feeling a little better today, still popping Tylenol every 4 hours for my headache and fever. However, Silas puked everywhere this morning! I had finished nursing him, and he just laid on me, which is unusual. He usually wants down, to play and roll around. Then he vomitted everything he just ate! He hasn't felt good today. He's very whiny and fussy, he hasn't thrown up anymore thank goodness, but he just looks like he is miserable. He just nursed himself to sleep and I laid him in his crib, so hopefully he'll sleep for a while. Mercie's cough is a little better. Rod has been cleaning ALL MORNING. He washed our bed sheets, loaded the dishwasher, cleaned the countertops, swept, cleaned up the bathroom, HE IS JUST WONDERFUL. He is gone right now to get some firewood. We are expecting some bad weather. It's been sleeting all morning, and supposed to accumulate several inches of ice! If that happens, we'll lose electricity...so he went to get some firewood so we'll stay warm if that happens! He is also going to cook lunch when he gets back. He is such a sweet heart. I hope and pray that we get well SOON and remember us in your prayers. It's so hard when kids are sick and double hard when mommy is sick, too!

3 comments:

Robin said...

I just awarded you the Stylish Blogger award

Robin said...

Your welcome! To be honest, I really don't know how to post it as a button. I'm not posting mine. You could always save the picture and than just put over to the side as a picture

Gillion said...

are you getting better now? Pei Pa Koa (www.geocities.jp/ninjiom_hong_kong/index_e.htm ) is one of the few Chinese natural cough remedies that have been scientifically studied. it's something like herb plus honey, and it's sweet, thick and black in color. If you have a cough, look for it! It used to be one of my favourite natural cough remedies.

if your cough persists, seek professional help such as traditional Chinese medicine physicians - I have had very good experiences with them.