Friday, February 16, 2007

A Plague Upon the House

Of course, if I did actually hug you, you would have to bathe in bleach or Purell from head to toe.

Yes, the house has been brought to its knees again from Typhoid Pumpkin.  Yes, on the outside she appears to be a sweet, innocent ten year old girl. 

Inside lurks a demonic ability to lay waste to an entire household and beyond.

UGH.

Only Typhoid Pumpkin can do this to the entire house.

Hubby can withstand the onslaught, as they are cut from the same cloth.

Wednesday, Pumpkin felt a little funky in the am, coughing, nose running and what-not.  By evening, I knew it was not good, she was feverish and cranky.  Yesterday, she was horrible until dinner time when the fever finally broke.  Still tired and sniffly, but better.

Today. she is raring to go and annoyed that I am holding her back from school and dance class.  I don't want her to relapse.  I would probably die if she did.

You see, I am a miserable coughing and sneezing mess.  I lay in bed last night for two hours until I finally was too exhausted to cough anymore and interrupt my sleep.  This morning I felt like crap, but didn't seem to have the fever, just the mucous.... at least, not yet.

Hammer got up around 3am, coughing, sneezing, feverish and miserable.  God bless him, he didn't wake anyone, just waited until 7am to ask for some medicine.  My poor sweet baby.

The boys have another Boy Scout cabin trip today through Sunday morning.  Hammer is not going.  Fuzzy and Hubby will attend, but I have a feeling Fuzzy may not make the whole weekend as he is starting to sniffle and cough.  Ugh.

Hubby actually is driving home tomorrow evening (from an hour west of here) to take Pumpkin to her Girl Scout Father/Daughter Valentine's Day Dance from 7-9pm.   Hubby was going to drive right back up, but if Fuzzy is sick, maybe they will both be home tomorrow afternoon.

If Hubby does return to camp he will be home Sunday at 11am which is good because we have to leave at noon to go to my nephew J's 4th birthday party, an hour south of us. 

That is, if, and it is a very big if, we are all okay to go. 

Usually, when Typhoid Pumpkin starts it, my Mom and Dad get sick, too.  I guess we will see!

I have been coughing so hard my chest hurts.  I hope I don't get, Costochondritis , which is an inflammation of the joints between the ribs and sternum.  Those of us with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus tend to get cursed with it, often when we get a bad coughing thing.

So, prayers, positive thoughts, candle lightings and stirrings, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!!!  I have to go put my tyvek biohazard suit on now and go attend to the kids!!! lol

be well,
Dawn

 

16 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

My prayers always, all you have to do is let me know. :)  {{ }}
Sugar

klconard1 said...

Oh Yikes!!!!  ((((((((Dawn and family)))))))) Bless your heart dear, I am sorry you got it too and poor Hammer.  How patient of him to wait for help!
loving you
karyl

pharmolo said...

Get well soon, it's that time of the year where everybody gets sick, Dawn :-)

dcmeyer420 said...

I hope you feel well soon. I got your link from Karyl's journal. I visit her journal because I could talk to her about Lupus. My daughter was diagnosed with Lupus when she was 17. She will be 21 soon. She is doing well right now but she can get real sick at times. I worry about her constantly because she chose not to live at home. So far, she seems to be taking care of herself and I'm praying it will stay that way. Hugs to you and your family.

candlejmr said...

I think your typhoid has travelled to NJ because my daughter Kelly is coughing up a lung and has no voice....and now my head, throat and ears are hurting.  ((sigh))  What a way to start a 3 day weekend!

((hugs))
Jeanne

toonguykc said...

I actually had a hard time reading this entry because I'm a major hypochondriac!!  I'm feeling a little yucky now.  ;)  Healthy good wishes to you and your brood!

Russ

jckfrstross said...

this year has been a bad one for the crud:) i ended up spraying the whole house with clorox disenfecting spray. It seems to have worked. try and have a good weekend:) get well

Deb

rdautumnsage said...

LOL oh my gosh, I feel for you all. By I have to admit listening to your telling of it, I was close to laughing her. Typhoid Pumpkin lol!! I will keep everyone in my prayers on the smoke, hoping everything clears up in time not to disrupt your weekend plans. (Gentle hugs) so I don't hurt your already aching joints. Love Ya
Indigo

tenyearnap said...

Typhoid Pumpkin. Hahahaa. That name is just funny. Sorry though that you are in House of Plague. Hoping that your busy weekend will end up fun and mucous-free. Now, back into your biohazrd suit. Hee hee.--Cin

ksgal3133 said...

Sending you get well wishes, positive thoughts and get well vibes!

Hugs (with lysol) :) ,
Gretchen

randlprysock said...

May I borrow the biohazard suit when you are done with it?  LOL.  Please take care and don't be sick.  Hugs n prayers!!
Lisa  

cacklinrosie101 said...

Dang, girl, you sure do need a Hazmet suit.  LOL at Typoon Pumpkin.  I have a Tornado Megan in my house that serves the same purpose.  Take care and feel better.  HUGS Chris

thebaabee said...

Dawn,
Even in the midst of all this craziness you are funny.  I hope by now everyone is feeling better.  Hugs, Lu

helmswondermom said...

Your poor family!  I hope everyone is one the mend by now!
Lori
http://journals.aol.com/helmswondermom/DustyPages

sunnyside46 said...

feel better!
Marti

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