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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A House With Sick Kids is .......Can we say challenging!

After our wonderful wedding fun this past weekend we arrived home to a snow covered house and yard. But that wasn't all. We had two very sick kids, one with a temp of 103. We debated as to what we should do since it was Sunday but I knew exactly what they had....croup. Reed wasn't too severe but Cooper was really sick. I was worried about his breathing and after talking to the on-call nurse I decided we needed to see someone. We took them both to an after hours pediatric doctor and to our surprise only waited about 10 minutes. Our total time there was about 45 minutes. That beats the 4-5 hour ER visit. While waiting for their medication we grabbed a bite to eat and then headed back home to pick up the older two kids from a friends house.

Monday was a pretty tough day. Both boys were up all night and Matthew and I were walking zombies. I was able to squeeze in a 45 minute nap, thank God, that enabled me to make it through the day without losing my mind. Another VERY rough night followed and last night was much better. The boys are still VERY fussy and coughing all day but we are slowly getting better.

The house, not so much. It's bad enough to come home from our trip and have to unpack, but coming home with 2 sick kids.....well, lets just say it looks like a bomb went off in my house and I can't see the carpet. There are clothes everywhere, dishes piled high, mail from weeks ago, and the bags are still packed. I did manage to get a little bit of laundry done today and I paid the bills. I am very proud of my accomplishments. We are definitely in survival mode but God has taught me to slow down, embrace the hugs, and just snuggle with my sick babies. I have the rest of my life to do chores, right, LOL!

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