Wednesday, March 11, 2009

And another one down, and another one down and another one bites the dust!

This refrain has been ringing in my ear all day. That's right, folks, the F. family is on the mat again and the fourth round goes to... the Flu again!

*ding, ding, ding*

Judah is out cold with diarrhea, ear infection, coughing up bloody mucus, fever. Jeremiah is just coming around after two days of coughing, fever and congestion. Sofi is bloodied but unbowed with merely a runny nose. I am down for the count with mild fever, chills, congestion, wracking cough (wracking, people, I feel like my chest is in a vise grip held by a giant who occasionally gives me a good hard shake, just for kicks) and sore back due to propping myself up every night so I can breathe.

I know, I know. Enough with the corny and ridiculously incorrect sports metaphors. Sorry. Gotta get my laughs anywhere I can these days. Seriously though, can you believe this? In nearly eight years of marriage we have NEVER, I repeat, NEVER been this sick. Not even the time J almost died while I was busy giving birth to Sofi. (ah yes, there's a story there I may tell one day...)

This time I'm trying out Rachel's Olive Leaf treatments. I'll let you know how it goes and I'll link to her post about it if she let's me know that's ok. (*hint, hint* Rachel?) Sue said it worked wonders for Violet last time, so we're gonna give it a whirl.

For now I leave you with this thousand-word representation of what we all feel like today:

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Rachel said...

yes, that's fine! Sorry you guys have a had a rough winter. That was us last year. I had a terrible case of Bronchitis, then we all had the flu. Not fun. But yes, the olive leaf has been GREAT for the kids! Don't forget to give them a good probiotic too, with all the tummy and intestine stuff going on, and Garlic for Judah's ear. You could try the essential oil rubs too! Try it all, somethings bound to work!!!
Praying ya'll get well soon!!

Debbie said...

I'm sorry you guys have the crud! I hope health is on its way.

Jenny said...

I am in deep commiseration with you (I have no idea if that is even correctly worded at this point;)). We've been sick about 85% of the time since Christmas, I think -- though it sounds like you may have it worse than we do! Susi turned me on to that colloidal silver and it really helped me with my ear (pre?) infection. I'm waiting now to see if I start to glow soon;)
We'll be praying for y'all!

Niecey said...

I'm so sorry. I hope you guys all get better real soon

Denise said...

I am so sorry, Lis, sounds ridiculous!!!!!

Herb of Grace said...

Thanks for all the sympathy, guys. I appreciate it. Sympathy from friends is what is keeping me going at this point-- that and the grace of God. I have a Dr appt this afternoon to see what this all might be.

I'll post later about the appt and all the different stuff we've been taking.