No Smiles Today

February 12, 2009

Still Sick700
It seems as though we have gone from bad to worse.........

What started out as the croup has now turned into the FLU. .....and it has turned little Sarah's smile upsidedown:(

Her cough was sounding better by Tuesday evening, but her fever was through the roof and she seemed to be in a lot pain..... her face was very red and her eyes looked really bad, she cried often and would not sleep. We were worried that she had something other than the Croup so we headed back to the doctors for visit number 2 on Wednesday.

Unfortunately we wasted a trip....The doc said it was just the flu and there was nothing he could prescribe....he said it just had to run its course and that we should continue to pump her up with liquids and motrin for the fever, aches, and pains.

This is the longest Sarah has ever been sick.....she usually bounces back very quickly, but this virus has really knocked her down. Right now she is still running a fever and not keeping food down.

Pat and I have not been getting much sleep and we are both starting to feel like we are coming down with it too.....Right now my glands feel like they are the size of golf balls and I am running a low grade fever.....

I think it is safe to say that we will continue to be housebound for the next couple of days until everyone is back in good health.

For once I am glad Nick is with his Dad.....hopefully he will remain virus free.

Not sure if I will post again before Saturday....Just in case, I wanted to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day.....try not to eat too much chocolate:)

69 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

Oh dear. That is nasty.

Lea
xo

Sherri said...

Aw, poor Sarah. Look at her sweet little face....
I think I would stay in the house if I were you guys too. I hope it doesn't take long to run it's course and she's back to normal fast.

Crossing my fingers you, Pat and Nick stay healthy.

Kate said...

Oh yikes!!! I was just getting ready to e-mail you and see how Sarah was doing...I am so sorry she is stll sick. I blame it on this warm, cold, warm, cold freakish weather we are having. Kids at my school are dropping like flies with both a stomach virus and respiratory stuff like Lia had.

Just rest as much as you can...keep drinking oj...and eat some of that famous chicken soup!!!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh...hang in there...it's always frightening and just full of worry when the kids are sick!
I hope she feels better tomorrow!
-sandy toe

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, feel better Sarah!!!

Felicia said...

Big hugs to you. I hope you all are feeling better soon!

Rachel said...

I am so sorry Sarah is still sick. Her cute little face looks so sad. I hope you are just feeling tired and don't actually get sick.

Feel better soon!

Tisha said...

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that Sarah has worsened and that you may be coming down with it too. I will pray for healing and protection for all of you. Even with an upside down smile and tears in her eyes, you have captured a beautiful photo of your beautiful daughter. Happy Valentines!

Blessings,
Tisha

Aspiemom said...

Poor Sarah! She looks miserable!

I hope that you and Pat don't get it, altho it sounds like it's already started. I've hard swollen glands & sore throat all week, headache, too. I slept for hours in the middle of today - wish that you could do that, too!

elliotts said...

Aw, poor baby...that picture shows just how bad she must be feeling...Hope you all get well soon!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Kam said...

Lisa, I'm so sorry! Bless her heart! I will pray for all of you...wish there was more I could do. She looks pitiful. But still as beautiful as ever. Hang in there.
Love ya~

Sue said...

Oh my, I hope you all start feeling better. It is so hard to be sick yourself and take care of your family when they are sick.

Hugs to you all,

Sue : )

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am sooo sorry..
It is not fun being sick.. and it really is bad when your babies are sick..
Happy Valentines Day to you..
I am glad I don't like choc...
Hugs..

Missy said...

Her little eyes look so weak : ( I am sorry that your crew is not doing well. I hope this nasty bug leaves your home immediately!

Rest and feel better soon!

I'll call ya next week!
Love you guys!

Jodee Leader said...

The poor little thing! She looks soooo miserable. I hope she is feeling better soon.

I was diagnosed with diabetes on Valentine's Day 17 years ago so there is never any chocolate for me on Valentine's Day!

Hang low this weekend and get better soon!

Carol VR said...

I hope she feels better FAST!!! I get icky geeling just looking at that picture.

Patricia/NYC said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this...that photo of Sarah just says it all...poor sweet girl. There is nothing worse than seeing your sweet babies sick.

Take care of yourselves & hopefully it will pass QUICKLY & you & Pat can avoid it!!!

Hope you're all better by Sat. so you can enjoy your Valentine's Day!

carolinagirl said...

I am so sorry Sarah has taken a turn for the worse!!! You all need to stay hydrated and as rested as possible! It's amazing in this day and age that we really don't have many meds to fight viruses. They are nasty little bugs!

I pray that Sarah starts to feel better soon and that you and Pat DON'T get this bug.

Heather said...

Lisa - I am so sorry! It does seem to be an awful, awful virus that is circulating. We will pray for all of you and hope that you remain healthy.

Hugs,
Heather

Jboo said...

Oh man -- sweet Sarah -- hard to see her feeling so poorly -- even long distance! Hope she and the rest of you feel better soon. Take it easy this weekend.

Janet

Dita said...

Even sick that child is just gorgeous!

Oh, how I know about this illness! Beware because there are a few things running around out there and we have had them all. my son had strep throat and has been on antibiotics since Friday but he is still not better...it was accompanied by a migrane for days and lots of moaning (which he never did before), my daughter had the flu with fever and vomiting and some nasty diaper situations that lasted an entire week. Dr. also said nothing to be done for her...lots of whining on her part too. I have the gland thing and finally got on some antibiotics after a week and a half...thank goodness for Z-packs...even hubby has succombed to the family sicknesses and he NEVER gets sick.

I feel your pain...just REST and stay home!

Gail said...

There's nothing worse than a sick child. Your sweet baby girl looks so sad and not feeling well at all. Hope she is on the mend soon and you and Pat stay well. If I lived close by I'd come over and help you Lisa. Please take care.

Gail

Sharie said...

Feel better - seems to be spreading quickly across the country!

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

oh that little face looks so sad. Sorry y'all have been feeling so yuck. It seems to be going around. I pray you feel better soon.

Hugs to you.
~Amie

Our Complete Family said...

Bless her little heart. I hope health comes to your house ASAP Lisa!
Sending many get well hugs and cuddles to your little princess and you, too!
Les

Jennifer said...

Oh Lisa, so sorry to hear that poor Sarah is still sick! I am also sorry that you and Pat are feeling it to. I will say a prayer for you guys to feel better soon!
Happy Valentine's Day :)

Jen

Christy said...

Im so sorry you guys are feeling so bad and poor little Sarah. It sounds bad! I hope you guys can ward it off as long as you can-- its nasty what is going on.

Feel better!!

Christy :)

Jo said...

Even sick, Sarah is still adorable.

Not fun ~ sorry your little sweetie is ill ~ hope the rest family can keep it at bay.

Jo

Briana's Mom said...

Oh no Lisa. I am so sorry. Poor Sarah looks so sad. I am thinking about all of you. Hugs...

Amy said...

I'm so sorry that your baby is sick. Both of my boys have been down all week with the flu. Shannon and I are both crossing our fingers that we don't get it.
I pray that Sarah is well soon.
Happy Valentine's Day to you too!
God Bless,
Amy:)

At Home In Georgia said...

Must be nice to look so cute when you are so sick. Just look at those glossy eyes.

Hope you are getting better and not worse!

Happy Heart's Day

Special K said...

Sorry to hear your little one is sick. I hate the flu... so I can only imagine how it feels when you're a toddler. Sending good healthy vibes to your household.

Julia said...

Oh that's horrible, poor Sarah. I've gotten so used to seeing photos of her smiles, it was striking to see the one you just posted, she really looks like she feels cruddy. I hope you see the turning point soon. The flu has made it's round in these parts too, my youngest had 6 kids (out of 19) out of class Wednesday and she said they spent half the day cleaning everything in the room with lysol. Not exactly how I expected her to spend a school day, but if it keeps more kids from getting sick, I'm all for it.

Laura said...

Oh Lisa. That is horrible. Please try to get as much rest as you possible can. Eat plenty of chicken soup and lots of liquids. Have you tried to give Sarah Pedialyte or Gatoraide. You want to try to keep her hydrated. Although, i'm sure you already know that.

please keep us posted.

laura

Sandra said...

Oh poor Sarah. Hope things will get better soon. Hugs!

Lucy said...

Oh poor Sarah. We've been up the past two nights with Magnolia and fevers. Don't know what she has yet but it completely debilitates me when she gets sick (which isn't often). I hate to see her sick so I know what you're going through...:( Hope she will get better soon and thanks for the reminder to fill them up with fluids. Take care and thanks for your sweet message on my baby blog, it really made me feel better. :)

Kerry said...

Poor sweetie! She looks just miserable. And now you and hubby too. Try to take care and get some rest.
Hope you have a germ free household very soon.
Hugs

Kayce said...

Yuck! I hope everyone gets better quick.

3D said...

Poor Bunny! I hope you all feel better soon.

Keep smilin!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Poor baby girl!!! She looks so miserably sad. I hope she gets better real soon! I'm sure she will with the love and care you give her.

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

POOR SARAH! Her little face is so sad... oh, feel better soon little one!! Maybe Mommy's fabulous chicken soup will fix you up??

Sending lots of "get well" vibes to your household...

Love,
Rebecca

PS "Don't eat too much chocolate"???? Is there such a thing as too much chocolate? :)

kerri said...

Get better soon sweet girl.
Look after yourself too Mom..

Happy Valentine's day to you..

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry! I wish I lived close by so I could come over and help you out. Sarah is in my prayers!

Have a wonderful Valentines Day!

jenbusymom said...

It's so hard seeing our little ones sick. Hope you are all feeling better. Eat lots of that chicken soup from Grandma!

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear Sarah has the flu... and you and Pat might, too. Get some rest, Lisa. I hope you'll be feeling back to normal in no time.

I'm not a cook like you, but if I lived closer, I'd make your chicken soup recipe and bring it over to you!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh no....we had this also and it took a couple of weeks before our tummies felt better. Poor little thing....please know I am praying for her and I pray YOU don't come down with it also.

Heather said...

Just checking in to see how Sarah is doing...so thinking of you.

Heather

3 Peanuts said...

Oh my ---I despise seeing cutie lil Sarah like this. I hope she feels better and you and Pat stay healthy. Happy Valentine's Day. I will certainly eat too much chocolate:) I hope you do too.

Sharon said...

Oh Lisa. I am so sorry! A brighter day is on the way, hold on. Its so hard when they don't feel well.

Natalie said...

She sure looks adorable even though she's sick! I wish her a speedy recovery and hope you stay well!!

Colleen said...

Poor Sarah {{{{{hug}}}}} and poor Mommy and daddy. I'm so sorry that you are all so sick. Wish I lived closer so I could bring you dinner.
{{{hug}}}}

Belinda said...

Lisa,
I hope you all get better soon! I feel for you! we had that nasty bug over Christmas not fun at all.

take care!

Belinda

Meredith Teagarden(The Things we Carried) said...

Oh you guys, I hope you all get better! Lisa i have missed visiting you. Thanks for stopping in!

Robin said...

I hope that all of you are well very soon.

Rest,
Robin

Jennifer said...

Poor Sarah!! She feels so sad in this picture. I hope she feels better soon.

I hope you have a good Valentine's Day despite all the sickness.

Jen

Colleen said...

Ohhh poor little sweetie. I hope she starts feeling better real soon! It is so tough to see them feeling so miserable. Get some good rest this week-end and take care of yourself too!
Happy Valentines Day!

Bailey said...

I am a new follower to your blog. I just love your photos and would love to learn some of your photo tips. I am sorry to hear that Sarah is not doing well. She looks so sad in that photo. Our family is feeling pretty yucky around here too. Our little one is just getting over being ill, and daddy, who stayed home with her when she was really bad, has now caught her yuckies. I just hope we all get better soon. We'll keep our fingers crossed that Sarah will do the same.

Debz said...

Happy Valentines day to yoiu too.
How is our dear little Sarah doing today? Have you ever heard of people putting vicks on their kids feet? Aparently it is really suppossed to help with their cough/cold.
as for the picture of her.....even if her smile is upside down, she is still beautiful.

Casey said...

Oh dear!! I missed a few days here and it looks like you all are having a rough time!! I'll keep little Sarah in my prayers. And I hope you all don't catch it either!!!

I hate to say it but that is a great photo of Sarah... even if it shows her to be so sad. Hopefully that smile turns back up soon!! Take Care!!

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Melbourne, Australia

I came here from Meredith's blog - intrigued by your blog name, which is brilliant!

One of our kids had croup once and we were so helpless, despite the best medical attention.

I hope she's better now ....

Jo said...

I hope this finds Sarah and the rest of you feeling better ~ the stomach flu is making its way through our school. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't get it!

You've been in my thoughts!
Jo

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I think she needs to be spoilt a little to take the 'pain' away...
hugs to you...

Colleen said...

I'm just stopping by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day and to see how Sarah is feeling?
Love to you all!!!

EllieNat said...

So sorry that you are coming down with something. No fun. Hope Sarah is soon back to her old self, and you are not far behind.

Shelly and Family said...

Oh poor Sarah! I got your email I just need to find some time to get my reply back to you (hoping that by tomorrow you'll hear something from me). Our weekend has been crazy - as usual! Hope you all are feeling better soon...can't wait to catch up!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I feel so sad when I come back from blog hiding and find my blog friends ill, sad, and going through a rough patch. Lisa, I am sorry Sarah is ill. I pray she will get better very soon and that no one else will get the flu. I am sure you are loving her like crazy and that Mommy medicine is really the best.

Hoping Sarah will soon be smiling.

Lisa

Dawn said...

I hope everyone is starting to feel better! It was a good weekend to stay in and cuddle!!!

Stop by my blog, I gave you an award!

Dawn

Steffie B. said...

thinking of you....I can see the glaszed look in her eyes....poor baby....hoping this week is better...

Hugs,
Steffie

delucchi family said...

Poor you and poor Sarah, flu sucks!! Praying for a bug free home soon. Lots of orange juice.
Love Jules
xxx