Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More Updates... 3/ 11/ 09

Sorry to have hijacked the blog once again to do a mass update, but I am sure all of you not involved in our personal lives will understand... this is just the easiest way to let everyone know what's going on.

We arrived home on Monday afternoon at about5:30. By Tuesday afternoon it was apparent that Mercy was not doing well. She had not kept more than a couple ounces down since leaving the hospital, and had not had any wet diapers except for the couple diarrhea ones. So at about 5 we took her into the ER in our little town.

We ended up spending the night in one of the ER rooms last night, with her hooked yet again to an IV. So this was day 7 of 8 in the hospital for Mercy and I. Sigh.

We went home at about 2:30. Mercy seems much better, and is able to eat a little and drink some gatorade. She seems to be coming out of it. Unfortunately, by 4:30 Bethany started throwing up, and hasn't kept anything down since then. We have a prescription for dissolve able Zofran, but I didn't fulfill it this afternoon, figuring to only do it if Mercy needs it. I'll get it filled first thing in the morning and work on getting Bethany re-hydrated.

To top it off... I am nauseous also. So I jumped on the Zofran train (I had some left from the pregnancy), and just went ahead and took some. There is no way I can get sick too. Eric was supposed to go to work tomorrow, but he is taking the day off to be sure to be here to help out. Phew.

It seems that we have had one "crisis" after another since the beginning of the year. I am ready for life to slow down. Please keep us in your prayers... and whatever you do... stay away from us. I'd hate to be the cause of a Rotavirus Plague sweeping Cumberland County.

When I have the ability to think straight again, I'll go back to posting profound and interesting thngs. But I doubt you are interested in hearing about how many times I cleaned up throw up, diarrhea, told the kids to NOT TOUCH ANYONE OR ANYTHING, and for pete's sake stop eating each other's food.

Sigh. I think it's a losing battle, but I sure hope we can avoid other sick children, and definitely can avoid more days in the hospital. I appreciate every prayer you all have the time to offer on my behalf. At 5 days per person sick, it may be a long, long time before I do anything besides drive through the pharmacy window. Or even more... get them to deliver it home. They do things like that when you live in a small town. Gotta love that.


  1. Carri,
    I'm glad your home (again?)I understand all about one thing after another..Cassie's been sick Chase broke two teeth...(refer to my blog it's all there) anywho, just wanted you to know I am praying that the Rotavirus does'nt spread to anyone else in the house (or down the road) if you need anything I'm a phone call away!


  2. Hoping you guys all feel better soon. Praying for your family.

  3. Oh I wish I could help. I hope you are all feeling well soon and this is behind you. (I must tell the truth, I am reading your blog with a mask on and as soon as I am finished I am going to go sanitize my hands! LOL!) Lisa~

  4. We have not had any throw up, or the other end,,,Wyatt had a slight fever yesterday, but is fine today.....I will pray I hope you guys do better....We had fun Sunday

  5. Anything we can do from here at LW? Do I need to contact people to bring food (for anyone able to eat!)do laundry or whatever you need? Let me know,

    Kathy MO

  6. My youngest had rotovirus when she was 13 months old. It is a very scary thing if it doesn't get taken care of. I think she was in the hospital overnight to get her hydrated and what not. That was almost 5 years ago, but I remember my sense of fear and panic seeing my baby with that nasty bug. Praying for you!