Monday, January 21, 2008


For the last 3 days, we have been saying regarding Gavin’s illness, “Well, he seems much better so he must be on the mend.” Ummm… not EXACTLY… Friday was one of the worst days – high fever all day, achy all over and NO APPETITE. Upon calling the doctor again, we concluded he did not have strep and very well could have influenza, but we should be getting past it soon. Saturday, he seemed much better and that evening, we even went to Brian’s brother’s house to play cards while the kids played. About 3 hours into our evening, I thought Gavin looked a little pale. Cheryl took Gavin’s temp at it was back to 101.5. Man, it had been 6 days at this point in time. So, we gave him more Motrin and, I am ashamed to say, played more cards. Hey, I REALLY needed to get out of the house after 6 days of this. Anyway, Grant and I went to Sunday church while Gavin slept in. We returned at 10:30 to find him STILL in bed. He had slept for about 12 hours. He woke and seemed to be doing better. The rest of the day, he whined a lot, complained of aching legs and wanted to be RIGHT ON ME. I held him as we watched Green Bay beat themselves lose to the Giants and he fell asleep on me at 8:30. I woke him today at 8:45 (12 hours again after only being awake yesterday for 10 hours) worried that he might have mono as I stared to google “prolonged fever, cough, and aching legs.” However, there is no fever today, he wants to have a friend over (no), is smiling and is fighting with Grant. Prayerfully, we are over this sickness. I NEED MY LIFE BACK and I CAN’T WATCH ANY MORE SPONGEBOB! I’m pretty sure it is going to take Gavin 3 weeks to catch up on the 5 days of school he missed because he has become more stupid due to prolonged exposure to Spongebob. I pray Grant doesn’t catch this sickness, as I don’t know how much love remains in me to give. And Grant’s comforts would be Power Rangers and Star Wars Episode II marathons.


  1. I am amazed (knock on wood) that you have not gotten sick, having this little sick man stuck to you for almost a week. I'm glad Gavin is feeling better. We will keep praying that the virus has left the building and does not attach to anyone else.

  2. I just stumbled upon your blog via your comment on Derfwad Manor. I'm so sorry for the struggle your family is going through, but impressed with the grace with which you seem to be dealing with it.

    I have two close friends who are right now dealing with the struggle of their husbands having cancer (one a brain tumor, one lung). I will bookmark your site so I can share it with them at an appropriate time.

    Thinking of you.

  3. Angie, you are the BEST mom!!! Read it again, sister. It's true. Having a sick kid is one of the most stressful things for me (and a lot of moms, I guess) and I totally understand the need to socialize and get out of the sick-zone. I have a hard time even letting them cling to me so much.

    Hey, you have a little award waiting for you at my place!

  4. Oh, that is a long time to be sick and to be caring for someone that sick. I hope it's over too - for his sake and yours! Take care and I'll see you later. Kellan

  5. Even good moms detest, I mean tire of Sponge Bob. Hang in there!

  6. Yeah, you know, there really is a limit to how much Spongebob a person can watch. I hope he feels better, though. Sounds icky.