6.09.2012

It ALWAYS Happens ...

... when Matt is out of town.

Remember this post? When I had the raging case of food poisoning? And I was sick ... All. Night. Long?

Well ... it happened again.

Early Friday morning. On the LAST day of school. Of course! I got "the" bug. The one that Grady had the week before. When he too was barfing throughout the entire day.

I just never thought I'd get it 10 days after he did. After everyone else in the neighborhood seemed to get it ... all within a few days of each other.

Oh, but I did. And it was ugly. So ugly that I was up at 2:30 am praying that I could hold off vomiting (which I managed to do for about 2 hours). So ugly that after watching the room spin for 4 hours, I couldn't even lift my head off my bed to get the girls up and ready for school. So ugly that I couldn't get up to make them breakfast, or even put snacks in their backpacks, or kiss them good-bye before they walked out the door. SO UGLY that I couldn't even take Grady to school that morning, and after managing to wobble down the steps to the couch, I let him play on my iPad, fetch his own breakfast of cereal, and lay all over me until I felt well enough to get up and pour him a glass of milk.

Yeah ... it was that bad.

We had the neighborhood "End of the school year block party" that I was co-planning that I barely was able to attend in the late afternoon. I felt like cr*p, I spent the day cr*pping, and it was cr*ppy that I wasn't able to help out as expected. But everyone understood. I think...

Everything that I had planned to do yesterday, now has to be put off for another few days. So for those of you who were hoping to see pictures of the girls on their last few days of school, or better yet, read the latest edition of the FS BRU, it'll be here soon. Just as long as I can stay out of you know where long enough to use the computer ... my bathroom doesn't have an outlet in it!

9 comments:

Betsy said...

Oh no! I have taken to keeping ginger ale chilled in the fridge for this very reason. DH goes out the door, stomach virus comes in. :(

I am so impressed that you made it to the end of year party; you are truly amazing! I am sure everyone there was thankful that you could attend and for all the work you put into planning the party.

I hope you get lots of rest this weekend and that this is the only illness you have to deal with while your dh is gone!

Delhibound said...

I would HOPE that they all understood! Hope you're feeling better now?

Lisa said...

Feel better, Jill. Stomach viruses are the worst.

Sadie said...

Oh man! I have a similar bug and feel horrible, but I do not have the added bonus of running a household and caring for three children at the same time. Way to go you! Hope you can get some rest soon and start feeling better VERY soon.

Robin said...

Oh no! You poor thing, that sounds utterly miserable. Is there a friend who can come by and take your kids for a while? Or a babysitter you can hire? In a similar situation I actually hired a high school kid who was too young to realize that she should stay far away from The House of Plague to come straight from school every afternoon and stay until the (then very young) children were sleeping until I finally recovered. Worth every penny, especially since she thankfully had a cast iron immune system and didn't get it.

In our house it's usually plumbing disasters - I actually called Jay (who was on a ship somewhere off the coast of Italy) last week and made him negotiate down the outrageous fee the plumber was demanding and then forbid him from ever leaving the country again. (It didn't work, he's off again on Tuesday, I can hardly wait to see what piece of plumbing explodes next...)

Just US said...

Oh no!! Get feeling better soon!!!

Nomads By Nature said...

Rest. Rest. Rest. And add a "me day" for good measure. Hope you are back on your feet soon and feeling 100%!

All the other stuff is enough to be getting on with --even without a bug. No apologies necessary.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Oh Jill! If I had known I would have tried to do SOMETHING for you. Hope you're feeling better - so hard to be sick when you have three little people to take care of and no backup!

Anna See said...

ugh! what a way to end the school year! hope you are all better now, sweet girl.

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