The past 2 weeks have literally been h-e-double hockey sticks at the Cook house! Since Jaida's birthday, at least one person has been horribly sick. First, it was Jaida with the flu and then the herpes virus. I'm sure she got it from me when I had a cold sore and she had a weak immune system. We took her to the doctor because her gums were red and she had a sore on her lip. He said that the first time they get the virus, it can be very bad...fever, sores in their mouth, bleeding gums, and sore throat. Basically awful stuff. Within a few days she started feeling a little better, and we were able to go outside for a few minutes to ride her new bike.
That happy time was short-lived because within a day or so, Kamden got it....but 10 times worse. He has been sick for a week now...horrible fever, won't eat anything, won't sleep, drools everywhere, and won't stop crying. Oh, and did I mention that Garret has it as well...along with strep throat! He couldn't get out of bed and has missed work all week. Poor guy. I've never seen him so sick. Believe me when I say that I am completely worn out! Being 31 weeks pregnant, I have not been able to rest like I need to, and I'm starting to shut down. My body is falling apart...I'm having contractions, horrible pains in my lower abdomen, sharp pain down below, and it feels as if my pelvis is splitting in two. I finally stopped praying that my family would get better and started to pray that my body will be able to handle this stress. It has been a huge trial for me and has humbled me very much. I have definitely realized one thing...I am nothing without the help of my Heavenly Father.
This morning Kamden ate his oatmeal! I believe I had tears in my eyes...tears of joy for once. The thought came to me as if from my loving Father, "this too shall pass." Maybe, just maybe, we're all on the mend!
A nice distraction...DISHES! Who knew?
I love these 2!
Right before he got sick. I miss that smile!