Friday, August 28, 2009

The Longest Week EVER

Things have been pretty busy and chaotic around here lately...my "part time" job (have I posted about that yet?? it requires its OWN post) has taken over my life, I'm planning a surprise 40th birthday party for The Colonel next weekend, and we have friends and family coming into town - in fact, I'm awake and posting at 4:41 am because all the little things I need to accomplish were bouncing around in my head not letting me sleep. I got up to make a bunch of TO DO lists before I forget what I need TO DO, and now here I am - posting.

So, on top of all of this, we had a very unwelcome guest in our home this week. It showed up late on Sunday night - just after I'd closed my eyes to go to sleep. The Stomach Flu invaded our house. It started with Lil Major and went something like this:

Day 1 - puking (every 30 minutes for about 13 hours)
Day 2 - fever and rag doll syndrome (the boy would NOT move and when you picked him up, he was just limp)
Day 3 - appears to be getting better, little spurts of energy, and then...
Day 4 - Diarrhea AND Daddy gets the bug - bad!

I caught a hint of it on Wednesday evening - terrible headache, exhaustion, but maybe that was from not sleeping for 2 nights as I lay on the floor next to my son, with the puke bowl only inches away. Then on Wednesday as I drove from meeting to meeting, I started looking around my car wondering what I could puke in if I needed to. Luckily, I didn't need to. I came home from my meeting to find The Colonel had come home from work sick, I forced Lil Major to go to bed early, and we were all in bed by 7:30pm. I slept hard and long that night and woke up Thursday feeling almost normal.

Too bad The Colonel couldn't say the same. He's been moaning and groaning ever since. AND NOW, Mema has it, and it may have hit her the worst! So, it's kinda weird how it's affecting those of us who have been around the kid...the less time you spent w/ him, the worse it hits you. Makes no sense. And I feel so bad for Mema b/c she's miserable, and her TO DO list is as long as mine to get ready for next week. Bah!

Just to show you how bad it's been, I didn't even THINK to get out my camera and take a picture of my super cute but so pitiful limp noodle son as he lay on the floor (seriously, he NEVER just lays anywhere unless he's asleep in his crib!).

And we had to cancel Mom's Day Out this week (b/c it was my turn to work, and obviously, I couldn't take the sick kid w/ me). And my TO DO list is growing and nothing is being crossed off. And it's stinkin' 4 something in the morning, and I'm not sleeping.

And it's only Friday morning.

The LONGEST week EVER...

10 comments:

shell said...

Oh, honey. I am so, so sorry. I so wish I was close to you so I could help out. But know that I am sending you happiness and love over the internets. If there is anything I can do from afar, just let me know. xoxoxo

Tanya said...

So sorry to hear that your mom has it now too! Can I help with the party? Make food or anything? Hang in there! It WILL get better!

Love Bears All Things said...

I was surprised to see a post from you so soon. Yes, I want to hear about the job. Sorry about the illness. I remember when Wonder Boy was about that age and got it and it made its rounds.
Feel better soon.
Mama Bear

Eliza said...

Hurray that it's over! I hope this next week is a TON easier for you!

Agnes said...

So sorry things have been rough! Hope you're having a good weekend and things get better next week! Call if you need to vent...love you!

Terri said...

oh yuck. I remember nights & days like that and it would sweep through the entire clan and then when everyone else is better you finally succumb, at least to exhaustion! hang in there!

abbagirl74 said...

Aw! That sucks! Hope you are all feeling better!

Lynette said...

So sorry, that does not sound fun! I hope that all is well now and that the party is great!

Paulette said...

The flu is the WORST. and of course it hits at the busiest time! I hope you got everything done and had a great weekend of surprises!

Terri said...

giveaway at my place - come on by if you are still hanging out here at your blog.... :o)