I started feeling it on Tuesday evening and woke up with a fever, body aches & coughing the next morning.
I don't get sick very often...none of us do. I was thinking it would pass quickly like my minor colds typically do.
Not the case this time....on the couch for three days. I lost my voice. I don't remember the last time I was this sick...it's been years.
It's so hard to lay there and feel so helpless when all I wanted to do was get up and take care of my family...although they took care of themselves quite well. It was easy for me to quickly feel bummed and feel sorry for myself, but I had to stop and think of other friends we know that are dealing with chronic sickness and need constant care. I have so much to be thankful for.
The kids were so sweet and patient all week. They ran errands all over the house for me at my beck and call and kept themselves occupied contentedly while I rested. So contentedly that Kaiya decided to give herself a haircut. Doesn't every child try that at some point? When I saw her hair on the floor, I almost panicked...thankfully it wasn't much and very unnoticeable.
I looked quite a site I'm sure...I took a bath every morning, but hadn't washed my hair all week. Seeing me so helpless caused the kids to have a bit of concern. Kaiya kept asking how many days I was going to lay on the couch and Caedmon told me "you look old, mom".
Kevin came home early from work a couple days and took me to the Doctor on Friday. Bronchitis...I'm on antibiotic, an inhaler & cough medicine that is supposed to make me drowsy. The Dr. said it should help me get a good nights sleep, but for some reason it had the reverse affect on my body...I laid awake for a couple hours and felt more restless than the previous nights.
Now today, Caedmon woke up with a fever and Kevin spent a good part of the day at Redimed.
My mom brought over a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup today and took Kaiya home with her overnight. My sister also called and is bringing lunch for us tomorrow. Other friends offered to help with the kids several times. What a huge blessing...may I be quick to help others in their time of need. Great reminder for me.