Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sick days

First it was Alexandra. Vomiting, fever, sore throat. Larissa had the nasal-spray flu vaccine. Perhaps she (and I) would be spared. We were both vaccinated.

But two days later, Larissa didn’t feel so good. “I think I’m gong to throw up,” she told me as she grabbed her stomach.

She didn’t throw up, and she didn’t even get a fever. But she’s been moping around the house with a stomachache for the last day. Neither of the girls did schoolwork. They hung out together in their bedroom in fuzzy bathrobes all day long, playing several games of chess. Jacob is plodding along in his schoolwork alone, but because of the atmosphere of illness at home, I’m not pushing him. Jacob and I are frantically drinking glasses of Airborne and praying daily for protection from illness. George is still coughing from the bad cold (or mild flu?) that he had two weeks ago.

Oh, the joys of winter.


gina said...

We have spent the last week and a half dealing with this same stomach bug/sore throat/croap cough thing. AND we had our flu shots?!! This is just insane! Hope every one is back to normal soon. :)

The Reluctant Homeschooler said...

So far I have managed to avoid this illness, with God's grace, and so has Jacob. But it's going around the youth group...

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
— Albert Pike, Scottish Rite Freemason (1809-1891)