3.05.2008

Deathly Flu...

Seriously, I was dying yesterday. I woke up around 3 am...sick as sick could be! Ugh. And the aches and fevers and chills...they were bad. But nothing was as bad as the headache. Headache doesn't even explain the pain that was in my head all day...non stop. If this was anything like a migraine, I can't image what those sufferers go through! Poor E was watching tv for several hours while I whimpered with my head under the covers. I dialed my mom's number so he could at least talk to someone for a few minutes.

After his "few minutes" were up, he got off the phone. I asked him if he wanted to get dressed. And he said "I'll get dressed and then play Nickjr.com." So much for keeping him entertained. But my mom realized how sick I was and emailed my bestest friend Michele for assistance. A short time later, I heard a knock on the door and called for E to see who was there. "It's L*!!" His best buddy. So I lumbered out of bed to get the door.

Michele had come to rescue me herself instead of pawning me off to someone else. She had a bowl of homemade soup and some juice and water bottles for me to keep by my bed side. She bundled off E to her house for the rest of the day. Later, she dropped off my son along with dinner that lasted at least 2 day...bread, fresh fruit, veggies, cookies. Also, she thoughtfully provided paper cups, plates and plastic utencils so that there would be no clean up for Ken.

Ken was able to come home early yesterday and today to help with the kids and the house.

Now I'm just sick, regular sick.

But soon I'll post the recipe for the bread/cinaommon rolls which several blog readers have inquired about!

Thanks Michele for taking care of me and my family in so many generous and thoughful ways. You are a great example of how to care for others. And as the great Cohan would say: "My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and, I assure you, I thank you!"

9 comments:

Lin said...

sorry to hear you were sick...i kept checking for new blogs and thought either you were away or some one was sick. mom's aren't suppose to get sick, they are the ones who care for others who are sick. glad you have such a nice friend to help you out. get well soon. love, aunt lin

kathy said...

I am sorry you were so ill. I have heard the flu is bad and I hope I don't catch it. I am back and will check in daily so get crafting when you are better

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Glad you were cared for by such a great friend!

Val said...

Hope you feel better soon! The flu certainly is "no fun". I must comment on the music on your blog...FABULOUS! I usually go to your blog first and just let the music play! Thank you!!

Nancy Grant said...

Sorry to read that you were so sick. That's really cool to have a friend to take care of you like that.

:-)

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

I am glad Michele took such good care of you...and she isn't even in your area. Makes me wonder where all the other do-gooders are that ARE in your area/church. Hmmmmm?

Susan (rainy) said...

Getting so sick like that is such a bummer.. So sorry. Isn't it wonderful though to have such good friends. Really sounds like she came through for you. Hope you're all better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better! My flu turned into Bacterial Pneumonia and the Dr said if I would have waited a couple more days - I would have been admitted to Hospital...so PLEASE....Keep on eye on how your feeling. I know this isn't a fun bug. Take Care of yourself. Kadie

Jill said...

I'm so sorry you have been sick! We have had a lot of that going on at our house too. (My oldest is sick with Strep right now.) I'm glad you are doing a little better and hope you'll be 100% soon!