Friday, March 19, 2010

Sick Day

MommaLlama is sick. Unpleasantness all night and through the morning. Mostly peaceful resting since about noon today, fever appears to be breaking. She's been less than 100% for nearly a month now, and the sudden setback is discouraging.

I was able to pawn the boys off on some friends for most of today so I could go to work. And my mom had already offered to keep them tomorrow so that we could have a day off. I doubt she'll be ready to go out with me, but will be great just to keep the house quiet, and give the boys something fun to do again. They really are good about hushing up when someone needs peace and quiet, but you can only expect so much of that.

Hopefully she will be back on her feet by Sunday. I'm not one of those helpless bumbling moron dads that can't manage a household... I just don't like doing it alone. Plus we've both had long weeks at the office, and were looking forward to a relaxing weekend. And, needless to say (but better say it anyway) I hate to see her suffering. Usually when she's just mildly crummy, she gets really industrious and cleans and organizes things, like bathrooms and refrigerators. I end up bribing her back to bed. For her to stay down so long voluntarily is pretty rare, and pretty serious. Prayers are appreciated.


Elizabeth said...

Is it a relapse of what she already had or is it the stomach virus? Either way, be assured of our prayers.

Daddio said...

I think it was something new, not the sinus crud. But she is on the mend. In fact, I decided to let Grandma keep the kids overnight, for a longer recovery period, and now she feels ready to go out for something to eat.

MommaLlama said...

STOMACH BUG FROM... well you know! Lost 4 lbs during this little illness... and even broke out with itchy bumps from the high fever! Hey, when I do it... I do it RIGHT!

Oh, and I was NOT ready to go out no matter how much I willed it... I just didn't want to pass up the opportunity to go to that side of town for a fully glutenous meal that we haven't had in AGES!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! I've been thinking of you lots but figured you needed rest and not a 4 hour long phone conversation. :-)