Well it has been a horrible, hellish week and a half for me! First I have some very frightening unexplained bleeding that required a trip to the doctor for me, then viking boy age 4 stops eating for no apparent reason (until later) and I have to take him into the doctor where we end up having to do a blood draw! Let me just tell you that doing a blood draw on anyone under the age of 16 is no fun. Then as soon as we get settled at home he starts throwing up, having diarrhea AND not eating! After that one by one each of our six family members went through a horrible bought of stomach flu with symptoms that included vomiting, diarrhea back ache, headache, fever, body aches, and tiredness. I by the way was the second one down with it but still of course had to take care of everyone else. The worst part was that not one of the "little's" could make it to the toilet so between caring for them I was shampooing the carpets sometimes twice a day.
Then two days before thanksgiving just when I was thinking everything was getting better my eldest daughter who was babysitting the kids called in panic because captain submarine, age 9, was laying on the floor of the bathroom screaming in pain. After rushing home we headed to the emergency room where he had an IV port put in his arm (two kids in one week!), got put on morphine for the pain, and had ex rays blood-work and exams to find out that he had separated one of his floating ribs!
Then home and bed rest for him and the next day was Thanksgiving!
What am I thankful for? Great emergency room nurses, care, and doctors. And also my carpet shampooer.
Great now I hear Youngest daughter hacking down stairs.
Here we go again!