Ya’ll, they say when it rains, it pours, and this week has been one for the books… and by books, I mean a book I hope to never open again. I’m a positive person, but this one took the life out of me and Jeff and our little family and we are just now starting to get back to our “normal”.
Long story short, Carson had stomach issues the latter part of the week (the p&*p word that no one likes to say if you catch my drift). We thought we had it under control, which was good, and then Friday night, the walls came crashing down when Caroline started throwing up around 10:30PM. We immediately put her in the bath, washed her and put her in bed with us, only for her to continue doing so the entire night, Saturday, Sunday, and then just as we thought she was getting better, she started again Monday morning. And this was when I realized there is truly NOTHING worse than seeing your child sick and knowing there isn’t anything you can do to fix it… pitiful. For those families who have to endure worse, my sincerest apologies go out to you indeed, because I’m not sure I could handle it… it’s heart wrenching.
Add in the fact that we had snow everywhere and couldn’t get out of the house to take Carson to the doctor Saturday morning (props to Uncle Aaron for saving the day!) then add in a mommy who get the same bug then you have a recipe for disaster… I can’t make this stuff up! Needless to say, it’s been a rough patch and the current state of our house in shambles doesn’t help our situation. We did have some assistance when Mimi and Pappy came to kidnap Carson on Sunday to get her out of this and keep her healthy… thank you again for family saving the day, per usual ;).
Anyways, I am here today “checking in”, and hoping by Friday my regular posting will be back to normal. Behind in work, behind in blogging, behind in everything it seems… but getting my family healthy is the most important thing so I hope you’ll understand. If I owe you an email, phone call, text, or deadline, I haven’t forgotten I promise!! Just taking longer than expected.
And P.S. here are a few lessons learned from this whole escapade about necessities I need to make sure are stocked for these types of episodes: