Sunday

December 7, 2008 at 1:28 pm 4 comments

Boy Wonder went down again today at church…our stomach lining is just so raw I think anything hitting it is killing us.  I took a Nexium and three tums today and I’m still burning.  Chicken broth again today for me and Goldy.  Poor Red has had so much soup, if he does get sick, he’ll already be sick to death of it!

Her winter Sunday shoes don’t fit, Red literally has several holes in the front of his tennis shoes…so we MUST go shoe shopping today while they can try on shoes.  I’m driving with two kids, and two of us are semi-well.  I’m not looking forward to the venture.  Pray for God’s grace for our little outting, for much to get done, and smiles to come from somewhere!

It seems to me Boy Wonder has had some kind of major upset just about every Christmas Banquet I can remember.  “Tis the Season” for our household and the stomach bugs, I suppose, and him in particular!

Whew!  If  you’ve got a bug today…you are on my heart!  I know of several of you already.  Remember:  “Tidings of COMFORT and joy.”   When you don’t have the joy…receive the comfort until you get it! When you get it…share it!

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  • 1. Stacey  |  December 7, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Um… don’t mean to sound rude, but if you guys are still feeling so bad, maybe you shouldn’t be out spreading Christmas cheer? 😉

    I do hope you all feel better soon!

  • 2. Maggie  |  December 7, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Just stomach acid heartburn problems. Carmen and I weren’t contagious, just had sore stomach from heartburn problems, as I said. We don’t have fevers and haven’t had diarrhea or haven’t thrown up for 48 hours.

    David had been symptom free for 36 hours. We are just doing to have to watch acidic foods. He made the mistake of having McDonalds sausage…his stomach is just going to be raw for a while…that virus just has a high acid element and eats the lining of the stomach, they say.

    I do hate it when contagious people go out and get my kids sick…I think we’d been in from October to about March if I wanted until we were all five totally 100%. A peril of my life I’ve learned! But, I do have to fuss about it somewhere!

  • 3. Cindy  |  December 7, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Geez, you guys seem to keep exchanging the same bug. Was talking to your hubbie today and he says he and Red have escaped the bug so far. We’ve been fortunate here too and I pray that we will continue – especially since the boys are in finals this week. I hope this week will be better.

  • 4. Melissa H.  |  December 8, 2008 at 12:07 am

    We’ve been pretty lucky avoiding the stomach bug here too. We all have the sinus issues going on though. I’ve worked literally all weekend long at the hospital feeling absolutely miserable!!! Five hours of sleep and 13 cases on my call weekend are not making me a happy camper! 😦 Feel better soon!

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