Tuesday, September 22, 2009

" The Show Must Go On "

It all started the Sunday of " The Sweet Surprise ". You remember , it was a few posts back when that amazing young man came into our church and played the piano. I went home that day feeling quite contented . I had a few hours to myself as Katie had gone hiking with my son Frank's family, for his wife's birthday.

Later that evening I went to pick Katie up from their house to bring her home. She was not feeling well. Monday morning she woke up with a fever. I made some chicken and rice soup , many cups of tea , and gave her Ibuprofen. By Tuesday the fever was gone but she was still feeling very sick. I took her to the doctor and they said it just looked like a virus but they did a strep test because her throat was very red. It was negative. So we went home and I continued to baby, I mean take care of her.

Wednesday morning I had to go and wash the livi
ng room walls at the house that I clean. Katie was still feeling horrible. Thursday morning I had to go and clean the rest of the house and when I came home I looked in Katie's throat and it looked horrible! The doctors office had told me to call back in two days as they would retest the strep culture. I called and the results were not in yet. Call back Friday.

In the mean time I had picked up Katie's school work as she had missed the whole week so far. Oh by the way, we also received her mi
d-term grades in the mail . All A's and one B. Hurray for Katie !! Also somewhere in that week I had to work at church and to tell you the truth I can't even remember which day I went. Katie was not able to help with any of the chores so I pretty much ran my butt off all week !

Friday came along and my husband came home. We had a birthday dinner planned for our daughter-in-law for Saturday evening. Every year in the fall we have a soup, bread and salad dinner at their house. We make a
few different homemade soups and my mom brings salad and bread. She loves this !

When my husband came home we were prepared to take Katie back to the doctor as her throat looked so bad and hurt her very much. I called a
gain to see if the second test results were done and by then they were. She had tested positive for strep. Fortunately we didn't have to take her back to the doctor, just had to pick up a prescription and a note for school. Once the antibiotics were through her system she started to feel better. She was feeling better by Saturday. We were able to make it to my son's house and we had a very good dinner. I had made a huge pot of potato soup and a chocolate cake that Amy had requested.

We stayed pretty late sitting outside and playing with the g
randkids. Jake doesn't get to see them too often so it was a treat for him. He had baby jack laughing that adorable baby laugh over and over. And we all had to play guess whats in my purse with six year old Sarah. That was actually fun!

In the mean time Katie is feeling better and Jake is startin
g to feel bad. By Sunday he is feeling sick to his stomach. O.K. I'm not tired at all. I can deal with this. I had been sick for four days and had been taking care of Katie so why not my husband too. We went to the doctor on Monday and he too has a virus. So he just decided to take the whole week off. I stayed in the kitchen and made a pot of chicken soup with homemade noodles. Yes homemade noodles. It was then that I remembered why I once vowed never to make homemade noodles again! Oh well to late now . Katie and Jake love them so much so I can do this !

I had asked my daughter Ginny last night if she would send me a ticket to Raleigh for a weeks stay . She just sort of laughed at me. I took that as a no !

Well at least Katie is better and back in school. As for me, well I am still sick but haven't said anything. The show must go on. Such is the life of a mom and wife !


Dr.John said...

I guess that's what wives and mothers do but it seems so unfair. You are entitled to some sick time of your own.

Gail said...


You are amaziong my friend. So much illness to tend to and you just keep on keeping on. phew. Please ake some time for you\ and only you, Promise?

Love you

Blessings each day said...

You will have my very first comment for today as it has been a VERY stressful day.

Take care of you, PLEASE...seriously, try to relax and recuperate yourself, Di. Have you been running a fever too? Do you think there was some flu involved with all of these illnesses? No wonder you haven't been posting!

Wish I could bring you homemade chicken soup too...then you'd realy be chicken souped out!

Hope to hear you are all well soon.

blessings and prayerful hugs,


Wanda said...

Diana...You are taking time to rest aren't you? Don't suffer in silence...take care of yourself first, then do housework...or better yet just put it off...

I'm sorry Katie was sick a whole week...her grades are wonderful...I know you must be proud! Fix yourself lots of tea too Diana!

Smiles always,

Eileen said...

Well, I'm glad Katie is better, and you've got your husband on the mend, now get yourself well!
How are you not completely run-down?!
You are so good, Di, really. I don't know how you do it!

I've missed you lots, and it's nice to see you posted, but I really hate hearing that you're not well.

What's with everyone in this village suffering in silence all the time? What's the sense in having girlfriends if you can't unload on them?

I was happy to hear about Katie's grades though! Well, that's at least a dose of some good medicine for you!

I'll keep you in my prayers.
Love you lots, E

Diana said...

Hi Everyone !
I had to go to church for a bit this morning and run a few errands. When I came home I had a fever so have pretty much been laying around. I do have to work tomorrow though so hopefully this will be gone. I don't stay down long!
I am a little worried though as our little Roxy has been sick too. If she's not feeling better by tomorrow when I come home she will be taking a trip to the vet!
Thank you all for the get wells, it means a lot.
Love Di

Teacher's Pet said...

Diana....such a gentle angel you are..and now you are sick, too. Please, take care of you...please.
I'm thankful that Katie is better. I hope to hear soon that you are better. It's time for the caregiver to rest....
Get well soon, my friend.

Bernie said...

Oh I wish I lived closer so that I could help, I'd even go clean for you and make you soup and tea... You have to be the most unselfish person I know....always doing for others as well as encouraging your blog friends.....please take care of yourself, you need rest, liquids and lots of TLC. Know that you are loved my friend, I think I speak for all of us in the village when I say we love and care for your very much......:-) Hugs

Being Pramoda... said...

hey ... firstlyy congrats to katie on her extremely good grades ..:) Keep it up katie ..:)

And my best wishes for u all..to get well soon.. to u r son, to u r daughter ..and finally to u as well ..

yah .. the show must go on.. well said diana.. i leant alot from this post, abt the responsibilities of a woman being wife and mom..:)

Thanks for this post .. my best wishes to ur grand children..:)


Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

I've been "away" for different reasons than you! So sad to learn of your difficult week. I join the others who are urging you to care for yourself - hang an "out of order"
sign on your bedroom door knob! I know. I know. Easier said than done!

Tranquility said...

Oh Diana! So sorry to hear of your ill health! You took excellent care of Katie and your husband, so you know precisely what to eat and drink to get better soon. The virus is SO irritating. I hate sore throat from the bottom of my heart! Wish they develop a vaccine for it in my lifetime!!

You will get better really soon, don't worry. Just take good care of yourself. Loads of love to you :)

Terrie said...

Yay for Katie and her report card! I'm glad she's feeling better and hope that Jake is too. NOW, you just relax and take care and maybe Katie can heat of some of that delicious soup for you, if there's leftovers.
Love Terrie

Maria said...

Good Girl on your Grades Katie!
Diane, my seventh grade students (I have two sections of them) are dropping like flies! I've been fighting something since last week... I think I'm keeping it at bay...
Home made noodles... haven't had those in years... and wonderful to have such comfort food when recovering ...
You take care! Maria

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have had a very busy week ... Congrats on the school exam results :0)