Last night was a long night - or maybe better said, a sleepless night. Roger and I were up talking some (should have gone to sleep). Christopher started feeling badly. He rarely gets sick.
By 2am, it was time for Joshua's finger poke. His numbers were good. 181. Thank you God! We are really trying to avoid crashes/lows! Off to sleep.
At 4:30, I was awakened because Joshua's tummy hurt. I went to his room and sat by his bed. A little while later, he began throwing up - and having diarrhea. :-( Poor little guy feels so crummy. In a very disappointed voice he said, "Doesn't look like the new medicine is working". I assured him that it could very well be working and helping, but not against whatever is making him so very sick.
After trying to go back to sleep, I was awakened awhile later by a noise. I rushed to the bathroom to find Daniel sick. I helped him and then got him settled and then tried again to sleep.
It seemed that 8am came very early (I'm hoping for a nap later today!). I got up to check Joshua's numbers. Good again. 130. He is asleep on the floor of my bedroom. (Not my top choice since the people sleeping in that room haven't gotten sick yet - but I hate to move him too.) I can't imagine the range of emotions that he must be feeling. I remember how scary it is to feel sick and so out of control of your body. And then the pain and discomfort. It's just hard.
I called his dr and she said I could let him sleep. I'll only give insulin as needed for what he eats. That is good news. She was pleased with his numbers too and was very encouraging about what a good job we are doing in caring for him.
I hear my name being yelled and go upstairs to find a mess. :-( Poor Daniel has gotten sick all over the floor of his room. I start cleaning him up and the phone rings from the other dr's office. I talk briefly and she says she'll call back and leave the info on our message machine. Good plan. I spend time cleaning up Daniel and the carpet. Get him settled into the "sick room" (Christopher's room b/c it has a private bathroom).
Time to start laundry - I'm going to try to do all the sheets today and towels and maybe air out the rooms. I just don't know what else I should or could be doing to try to clean up around here. I'm open to ideas if anyone has them.
I've cancelled Eliana's therapy - who wants to come into a house with so much sickness. Joshua has a renal ultrasound later this afternoon. (Roger will be able to come home to be with the other children - again who would want to come hang out here?)
In the midst of all this mess, I still have much to be thankful for. I'm thankful that Eliana has not had to deal with this. Please pray that she would stay well. Roger and I have also stayed well and I hope and pray that continues as well.
I'm thankful that we have great doctors, willing to go out of their way to help us. I'm also thankful for their encouragment.
I'm thankful for friends and family who are praying for us. Again, the encouragment is wonderful. Thank you!
I'm thankful for God. I can't imagine walking this without Him. He gives me a peace in the midst of all this, well, mess. The calm in my heart could only be from Him. It doesn't mean I'm not concerned, I am. I trust that the One who loves my children more than I can even imagine is holding them (and me) in the palm of His hand! He is good.
I'll hear the results later this afternoon/evening from the renal u/s. Other than that, I'm not expecting to much news to share. Three children sick is quite enough for now, kwim? :-)
Thank you friends your prayers and encouragment!