Friday, July 3, 2009

Oh, What A Week!

No, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, although I felt like I had earlier in the week!

Last Sunday was a big day for us as Gracie was baptized. She was so excited. I was afraid if she were given the opportunity, she was going to testify to the congregation once she got in the baptistry! You can see her excitement here just before she made her way into the water.

She participated in her first Lord's Supper that night and even kept her communion cup as a memoir.

By midday on Monday, I couldn't move. When I say I couldn't move, I literally couldn't move. I didn't know what had come over me, but my legs wouldn't work, my head was splitting in two, and every muscle and fiber in my body was screaming. Even my hair was hurting. A trip to the doctor revealed a temperature of 102.9 and I was immediately quarantined in the clinic. Yes, I've been one of "those" cases this week--swine flu. I can honestly tell you this flu strain is worse than the typical flu you may have had in the past. When the doctor started discussing the fatality rate with this flu, I knew it was serious.

I've been on several medications including tamiflu, which has been wonderful. The doctors also started all three children and my husband on tamiflu, just in case. Since I already have it, the chances are higher than everyone in our house has already been infected, so they wanted to go ahead and get everyone on the regimen.

Meantime, Gracie turned 6 years old on Wednesday. I wasn't able to attend her party and stayed isolated as best as I could with three little ones. My nanny and husband swapped off childcare duties. And since I couldn't go to the store and get Gracie a cake, my nanny stepped up to the plate and made a delicious ice cream cake for the celebration. Through it all, Gracie has been understanding but the kids certainly don't appreciate taking their medicinal doses every day!

So when the swine flu vaccine comes out, you can bet I'll be first in line to get mine. And I highly suggest you do the same!



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bless your heart! Glad you are feeling better and hope everyone else stays well.

The pic of you and Gracie before her baptism is sweet. I know it is such a precious memory.

Wanda M said...

I hope you continue to feel better Barbie. I'll be praying your famiily does not catch it.

Wanda

JD said...

Goodness! Bless your heart! I hope you get to feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Oh Barbie...when you wrote what you did the other day, I had a sick feeling in my heart you were going to say this. Your family are in our prayers. So glad you are feeling better!!!
Tonia

Greetings from Guatemala said...

Oh my! hate to hear you have been sick! Hope you are better soon.

How exciting about the baptism of your daughter. I know it was a special day for your family!! She is beautiful!

Blessings!

Sara said...

Oh my! Bless your heart! So glad you are better.

tammy mccardle said...

omg! i am so sorry that i didn't know you were this sick! i have been so busy with 2 boys home, that i have not been on facebook that much. this is so scary about your illness barbie and i am so glad you are going to be okay. this is the first time i have read your blog, because i am so used to saying hello on facebook. you are such an inspiration barbie and i am glad to call you friend. thanks for sharing your life with all of us in your daily blogs. you will be surprised at how soem of the things you write hit home to me. your friend, tammy mccardle

Samantha said...

Bless your heart. I hope you are feeling better now!

Congratulate Gracie on her baptism and wish her a belated happy birthday from your loyal blog readers!