The Impossible Update

I try to keep things light around here, but I did warn a few weeks ago that you might just come across some whining and complaining this month. I am full of whine this week, unfortunately it is not nearly as fun as being full of wine.

This week has been an emotionally and physically draining week. And I feel like whining.

I have sat down every day since Saturday to try to write a post, but all I am left with is 6 started posts that I never finished.

Saturday was the beginning of the evil and vicious stomach virus at our house. I hate the stomach virus. A lot. It has invaded my home and taken away all of my energy. And I haven’t even gotten it. Yet. I know I will though. The anticipation is maddening. So far all 5 of my children have had it. We have had several combinations of diarrhea, vomiting and moderate to high fevers. My children are germ infested, cranky, smelly, gross little beasties. It is all driving me crazy. Only 1 of my little Nuts have recovered, and so far the minimum for this bug is 3 days. THREE DAYS. For a miserable little stomach bug. How can something so small cause so much trouble. One little Nut has had it for 5 days, another for 4. I am not sure how much more of this I can take.

Aside from the stomach flu, the biggest thing for me this week, that really emotionally drained me is that Owee’s 2 year sugeriversary of his first Open Heart Surgery was on Wednesday, May 12th. Last year I feel apart after his first birthday and was caught completely off guard by the rush of emotions flooding me as I remembered his time in the hospital after he was born. I explained it last year in this post. I thought this year was going to be different, I thought I was prepared. I wasn’t though, I was a bit of a mess. Nothing like last year, but still, I kept finding myself going back and forth between crying as I remembered  how I felt just before his surgery and crying as I remembered how I felt after the surgery was over and he was alive.

I have had the stomach bug to distract me from being too emotional, but at the same time, I think the stress of the flu may have made me more emotional. I had special things planned this week to honor and celebrate Wee Nut, but none of it got done. I have spend weeks organizing my entire house to get ready to move the kids into the addition in the next couple of weeks, but everything is falling apart. I don’t have a minute to myself without some child doing something gross and stinky. My hands are dry, cracked and bleeding from all of the washing and sanitizing. I have washed a months worth of laundry in the past 6 days and I have no intention of putting any of it away anytime soon. I am tired and cranky and ready for this bug to leave our house.

So there it is, a big, fat, annoying, whiny post. It was either that or nothing, and I have done nothing for far too long.

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6 Responses to The Impossible Update

  1. alicia on May 16, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Sorry. We've had both blogging issues and stomach bug here too. Hang in there!


  2. RHONDA on May 15, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    It's ok..I will whine withyou..>Zeb has had it too for 5 days..he had it ..Dr. said Rotavirus…back and forth to dr. almost admitted..yucko..I am exhausted and praying praying praying no one else gets it! Hope your babies get better soon..and you get your smile back..
    Rhonda 🙂

  3. Stefenie on May 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Whiny posts are ok so no need to apologize or feel bad. We all have those days…..or sometimes weeks. I am sorry you are dealing with all of the sicky bugs on top of the anniversary for Owee.

    It is normal to feel emotional during that time. I go through it every year and it has been three years for me, coming up on four. The date of Logan's diagnosis is always the hardest for me because it was such a traumatic event that led to his first surgery that was also traumatizing. The pain is still pretty fresh whenever I have to think about it. I'm unsure if it will ever fully subside. {{{HUG}}}

    Prayers for all of you!!

  4. Kimberly @ RaisingOlives on May 15, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Praying that the stomach bug skips you. It could happen!

  5. All American x5 on May 14, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Oh, I am so sorry! Things will eventually return to normal and a whole lot less stinky!

    Get Well Soon!

  6. drea on May 14, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    HUGS to you. I'm sending you some get well wishes. I wish I could come help, or give you a break at least.

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