Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I hope that you'll all pardon my lack of anything these last weeks - we have been felled by one of the worst, scariest flues ever. Charley was sicker than I have ever seen him - my big strapping husband relegated to a moaning, mewling baby, with a fever that topped out near 104.

I came down with it on Friday, although I'd been having chills for a while at night, and was so cold Friday night I wore two sweatshirts, a wool hat, wool socks and two down blankets to bed. Last night was the first night I didn't freeze in bed. I woke without a fever this morning, and feel like I'm made of wax. I still ache as though I've been hit by baseball bats about my lower back, neck and shoulders, but think it might actually do me good to get more movement today.

Joe-Henry convinced me yesterday that he had a horrible stomach ache and couldn't go to school. Well, no, actually, he didn't convince me. But I let him stay home anyway. I think he was worried about me. He agreed to my terms: no Wii, no computer, and no tv until after 3:00. He drew me pictures, checked on me while I slept all day long Seriously, I slept from 7:30-11:30 and again from 1:00-3:00, with the rest of the time spent sitting on the couch playing game after game of Scramble and Wordtwist on Facebook. All the while, my boy hung out loyally near me, telling me stories about school, asking me how old he can be before he has a girlfriend, giving me the rundown on football statistics until I'd nod off again.

So, we're back among the living and it's getting better. Hopefully there will be good news to report out in the wide, wide world.


I, Rodius said...

Welcome back

kari said...

Yikes! Get better, get better, get better!

Amber said...

I'm glad you guys are feeling better:)Isaac is coming down with something....but luckily enough,he has a check-up with his DR today.So we can ask him about it when we get there:)

Don't try to do too much too soon don't want a relapse.

Hugs form us!!

suttonhoo said...

so glad you were able to summon it for some dinner last night, sweet Annie. tremendously good to see you two, and so good to laugh.

keep that healing going. hope Charley recovers soon.


(captcha = "amiso" as in besos para mi amigo)

Amber said...

So,Isaac did have something.He had an ear infection.....and he has to take antibiotics for it.I almost started crying,because it was his first ever prescription.I totally thought we were gonna be able to go longer without him having to have one:(Oh well at least we caught it fairly early on.

Just thought I would update you:)I hope you guys are feeling even better today!!:)


Happy Valentines Day!!!!

Robin Amos Kahn said...

I'm so sorry you guys have been so sick. This has been a horrible winter for flues - well, for a number of things. But when you're sick, everything is worse. Feel better!! Enjoy your new car! Love and a big hug to all of you.