Still weathering the storm

As those of you who regularly read my blog know, we have been sick sick sick for the past 14 months. (and you are probably super-tired of hearing about it too!)

This month has already been a doozy and it is only the 11th…

As you may know, it started last Wednesday night around 9:00 pm. Both Abbie and Quinn ended up vomiting. When I blogged about it, it was only 1:30 in the morning.

Turns out, it continued until 4:30 am, with poor Abbie being the last to stop.

Thursday, I thought I was in the clear.

Once again, I was wrong.

5:00 Friday morning I awoke knowing it wouldn’t be long before I was running for the pan. Sean was feeling the same way. The kids were wonderful, thank the Lord, so we were able to rest without having to be after them too. All it took was for them to see the pot by my bed for them to know what was going on. Having just experienced it themselves, I think they were more sympathetic…

They immediately got to work on some get well cards.

This was Abbie’s card to me: (with her spellings)

Dear Mom,
I hope you feel better.
I sind this note to you becus I love you.
So much & you are buthefull.
I love you more thin anayone.
Your just like a shoowting star.
Your a daisy. A sweet one to.
Your a butterfly that’s looking at a flower.
Your a dog (*my note: this may not sound so good, but coming from Abbie, who LOVES and ADORES animals, I take it as a huge compliment.)
A swam.
A butufull bird.
Someone who is sweet.
Your a toolip.
A dafadill.
A rose.
A hissing cat. (*my note: not sure I understand this one, though I certainly come across as one at times!!)
A butfull marmade.
A raindeer.
A dog ear (*my note: ????)
And a sweet sonding birdsong.

Oh, how I love cards from the heart!

But wait! The story doesn’t end there!

Easter sunday I had to stay home with Seamus, who had not thrown up, but from his diaper changes it is OBVIOUS that something is not right inside of him…

Then Sunday night, around 9:00 again, Abbie threw up again.

(I was supposed to have my doctor’s appt. and ultrasound Monday, but had to reschedule for next monday… didn’t think it would be wise to take a child with a stomach virus to an office of pregnant women…)

Still more!

Today, Quinn was not himself – not hungry, laying around… A couple of times he said he wasn’t feeling quite right, but then later would say he was fine.

I got home from work tonight to find a pot in the kid’s bathroom. Sean told me Quinn had finally “blown” around 9:00 (What is with that time!!??)

Once again, I am sitting up, listening to every moan and noise that comes from their rooms, ready to run straight in there to help wipe foreheads and mouths.

I have been drinking DanActive (an immunity strenghtening drink from Dannon), since Sunday. I am praying that it had gone into effect. I also saw that Purity Dairies has Sweet Acidophilus Milk, (acidophilus cultures are an immune strenghtening culture). I plan on picking that up too. TODAY!

I have to say that one of the amazing “side effects” to all of this, is that it seems as if the Lord may be using all of this vomit to get me through some of my anxiety (panic attacks)¬†about throwing up. Sort of like taking a person who is afraid of heights to the top of the highest building… I am surrounded by people throwing up. I, myself, have been in the midst of it. I feel twinges of anxiety about it all, but I haven’t gone into a full-blown attack. Praise the Lord for that!

Please continue to pray for our family’s health.

Hopefully I won’t have too many more “vomit posts”…


  1. http://stephanie says

    Thanks for your comment … hope you guys get through this stomach ick, too! This little bug has been crazy and just kept hanging on.

  2. http://liz says

    Praying that your family is better soon. Love the card!!! That is soooo sweet!

  3. http://Amy says

    Oh, your poor family…I am so sorry you are all so sick. I will be praying for some relief soon.

    Your daughter’s card is too precious. What a treasure!

  4. http://Diane says

    I’m so sorry that your entire family is going through this. It is so hard when Momma gets sick!

    Your daughter’s card is such a keepsake! Out of the mouth of babe’s they say…….such sweetness!

    God Bless you!


  5. http://Mary%20C says

    Oh, I am so sorry you all are sick!

    I just found your blog and I love it! (I am in TN, too). I will be back!

    Love the card she made for you. Too sweet. I love inventive spelling, don’t you?

  6. http://Ruth says

    aww karla! i am sorry you guys are so so sick. if i lived closer i would bring you some homemade chicken noodles soup. my mama swears it is the cure all to every virus.

    shalom my friend. rest well tonight.

  7. http://Staci says

    Very sweet poem.

    I love, love, love your new banner!! I desperetely need a new one, how much???

    Seriously. :)


  8. http://~Telah says

    Bless your heart…and everyone in your family too! I’m sorry to hear you have had such a rough go at it. I hope it all gets better soon.

  9. http://Janice%20(5%20Minutes%20for%20Mom) says

    OHHH GIRL!!!! You ppor thing. As one panic attack girl about vomiting – I feel for you SOOOOOOOOO much! AND to be pregnant. I just can’t imagine how you are enduring all this!!!

    (Too coincidental though about the timing – check out my latest contest! LOL)

  10. http://Janice%20(5%20Minutes%20for%20Mom) says

    hey girl – just wanted to let you know I awarded you with the Thinking Blogger Award (have you got that already?) My post is written but I won’t be putting it up until Thursday night.


  11. http://Staci says

    Yes, I would love for you to desogn a banner for me. PM me at so we can chat about it :)

    I plan to pay you for your time, cannot let you do it for nothing. Honestly, I just felt like $100.00+ (that’s what I’ve found online) for a banner was a little pricey for my modest budget. I’m sure we can work something out.

    Hope to hear from you soon.


  12. http://Becky%20Wolfe says

    Sorry to hear about your rough go round of the stomach viruses. *bleah* That sweet card was precious. Made my morning to see how much she adores you!

  13. http://Jen says

    Just found your blog through Boomama. We live in Nashville, also. That is what caught my eye.

    Hope you all feel better. The yucks are no fun.

    Nice Blog! Thanks for sharing.

  14. http://Anonymous says

    Oh, Karla. How I wish I could be there to help take care of all of you. It is almost(well this is a little bit of a stretch) worth the sickness to get that precious card from Sweetums. By the way, I got something the other day about honey and cinnamon mixed in a cup of hot water would improve the immune system. Grandaddy always said that honey was the best medicine for many ills.
    Love you so much,

  15. http://Barb says

    I don’t think anyone’s sick of hearing about this, Karla. I’m sure we all just wish your poor little family would get over this stuff and feel good again. I suspect you’ll be totally over your vomit anxiety by the time this ordeal ends.

  16. http://Michelle-ozark%20crafter says

    I am so sorry you have been sick. What a sweet little note that is!

  17. http://Sarah says

    This is my first visit to your blog.

    We’ve just been through two recent vomit fests and I am still suffering from my own panic attacks over vomit (something I’ve had since a child) but I’m praying God will heal me in time. I’m so pleased to read that the Lord may have dealt with your own issues because I totally understand what it is like.


    p.s. the card is so sweet, my little 5 year old girlie made me some gorgeous cards when I was sick.

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