Friday, November 09, 2007

Sick Children Update

Last night was by far one of the longest nights I've had in a while. I couldn't tell you the last time I stayed awake until 4Am! Teenagers in their prime would be so proud, well that is until they found out WHY I was awake until 4AM. My children simultaneously developed some sort of stomach bug. Every 20-30 minutes last night, I was playing catch. There were only two instances where they required my attention at the same time, THANK GOODNESS! It was a rough night, to say the least. I went through a whole load of bath towels, my "catcher's mitt" before the end of my shift. Finally at 4AM I woke my sleeping husband and he graciously relieved me of my duties and he took over. I slept for about two hours. I called in to work and told my co-worker that I'd be a little late. I couldn't take the day off because there were already two other people scheduled off and that would have left him there by himself. So, I downed a Red Bull and a 32 ounce Caramel Vanilla Latte to get me going this morning. I left the kids at Grandma's house. The caffeine got me through the day and I left work about thirty minutes early. I got a few hours of shut eye. When I called to check on the kids, my mother in law said that they were doing well. They still were not 100% but neither of them have been sick. They've been eating crackers & Popsicles and drinking Sprite all day and so far they've kept it down. They are spending the night with Grandma tonight. Now I think I'm going to head back to bed myself. I am still exhausted and my tummy is not doing so well. I hope you all have a great weekend.

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Desert Songbird said...

Oh good Lord, Tisha - I hope you're not coming down with it!!

tegdirb92 said...

aww, Tish I feel so bad. I have had nights like that too and it is nice that you have the night off tonight :) Get some rest and have a great weekend.

Bridget

Bubba's Sis said...

Bless your heart! SLEEP, honey! And I hope you don't get the bug, too!

Amazing Gracie said...

Man, I'm starting to salivate just remembering how much fun that used to be. Then I worked at the Child Development Center, and it's no wonder the kids are sick all the time. One brings it in and bingo! It goes throughout the whole school, including the support staff.
Good luck, girl...

Akelamalu said...

Hope you get some rest, have a good weekend.

Linda said...

Oh dear, I hope you don't end up spending today being sick yourself. You poor thing! How fortunate you are to have your mother-in-law able to take the kids and I'm so glad to hear that they're feeling better.

Get some rest and I hope you feel better soon!

Asara Dragoness said...

Oh my goodness Tisha!! I hope they're fully recovered by the time they come home, and you are too. Take care of yourself, my dear! *hugs*

MamaLee said...

Sending some good healthy vibes your way. xoxoxoxoxo

Mommatude said...

Oh my goodness-folks in this house have ahd a stomach virus too,it seems to be a 24 hour thing,unfortunately it seems to hit one of the 7 people in our house on a different day.

I am glad that everyone is feeling better!!!!

Travis said...

I hope you get some sleep soon but don't get the nasty bug.

Alexis Jacobs said...

I hope you get some rest and everyone feels better soon.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Wow, this has been quite the run on sickness and lack of sleep. I hope things get better quickly. Big hug. :)

Neila said...

I hope everyone at your house is feeling better. And I hope you managed to get some rest without coming down with anything!!

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

I'm glad to hear the kids are doing so much better... and by now you've had a good sleep. You're a good Mom.