Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Latest Carnage

Can you say enterovirus?

I can.

Can you say strawberry colored rash over you entire body, itching and scratching, low grade fever, swollen wrists, knees ankles and fingers, and a cloudy head?


I can.

Can you say stiffened neck from a swollen brain stem?

I can.

Can you say viral meningitis?

Yep, it's ugly.

Another virus, complements of the nine and under population on our "compound," has made its way through our ranks. As always am the last one to succumb with the most severe symptoms.

I'm better today but my wrists are KILLING me. This must be what arthritis or other rheumatoid conditions feel like. I am sorry for those of you who have joint pain. My sympathies are yours.

I have to scratch some more and rest my joints...

I will part by saying that my little friend, my sweet daughter has kept me company the past few days and we moseyed around doing nothing.

Climb a fence here . . .


Climb a fence there . . .


Have a break with creature comforts . . . I swear I'm going to have to take the passer away when she turns 4. I don't care how much she screams about it.


I have earplugs.

Later.

15 Comments for OSL:

Julie Harward said...

I have seen this same thing just a bit ago! I blog on my blog list sidebar..Larsen's Loves..she had it too, said it itched like crazy! I hope it leaves soon..you poor thing!

Melodie said...

Oh my goodness! I hope you all get well soon! My son spent a week in the hospital with that when he was 4...very scary!

Sharkbytes said...

Julia- I really feel for you. Sounds awful. Steve kept his BOTTLE till he was 3.. Never wanted a pacifier. He was awful about it. I thought he might be the only kindergartner with a bottle, but I took it away, and we all lived. That was a while ago.

Pricilla said...

You poor thing.
I hope you feel better soon.
I wish there was something I could do...

Ms Snarky Pants said...

You poor thing! I hope feel better soon!

I just recently broke Finn of his paci. Well...he sort of broke himself of it by busting his lip open and having three stitches...Not a method I recommend, but it really did the trick!

Feel better!

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Yikes, so sorry for your sickness! Just found your BEAUTIFUL blog and am off to go learn more about your new book. You are so talented. Congratulations!

Sara said...

Oh my! Good thoughts and prayers. Not good at all. The paci...I offered my kids choices of getting rid of theirs. It worked. Not a night of crying. Good luck!

Rgoetsch said...

my friend's kids got hand foot and mouth disease (which I think is related to enterovirus) while I was on my trip. I made it out safely but I guess it was spreading through the daycare and another friend in a different part of MA had friends with it as well...

Good luck!

Rural Rambler said...

Sheeesh Julia I hope you get to feeling better soon. I notice that your daughter has on a vest. It is 100 here humidity the same. I need some cool.

DayPhoto said...

My goodness! How did you get that!

You rest as much as possible!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Apron Senorita said...

Oh, doesn't look good. Wishing you a fast recovery. God must have known you needed down-time.

Yoli :)
Apron Senorita

Elizabeth Leigh said...

Oh how awful Julia! I do hope you feel better VERY Soon! My husband had chronic mono for an entire YEAR with major joint pains and fevers, exhaustion, the works! I sympathized with him but could not relate at all to the joint pain issue because i have never experienced such (thank goodness!). I hope you are on the mend my friend! On another note, I adore the picture of your daughter under the "want a grumpy kid?" title - TOO CUTE!

Elizabeth Leigh said...

Oh - I forgot to add one thing. My brothers little girl loved her paci!! so when she turned 4, she had to turn it over to the "paci fairy" under her pillow the eve of her birthday. The next morning she woke to some fairy dust and 5 dollars:-) (just an idea!) luckily abram gave his up at 15 months all on his own accord! whew!

Raven said...

Oh wow, you must be miserable! I hope you feel better soon!

I'm very grateful my kids never took to the pacifier so I didn't have to break them of it. They did both take to sucking their thumbs though, which you can't really take away. But, eventually they quit sucking them on their own, so that was good.

Doris Sturm said...

That sounds terrible, Julia, your sickness, I mean! I'm so sorry you had to go through that, but I read you're feeling better and that's great! I don't even recall my daughter using a pacifier for very long...it never seemed to be an issue, so it couldn't have been very long...maybe you could replace it with a Linus blankie instead ;-)