Sunday, January 16, 2011

An Update

I haven't written in a while.  There's a pretty good reason for that.  Let's just say I haven't had much energy or desire to blog lately.  The last two weeks have been tough, to say the least.  Of course there was the surgery, and Adam was basically flat on the couch or in bed for several days after that.  That left me as both single mom and nurse.  It might not have been so bad, except that both boys were sick and McKay decided it would be a great time to start working on his two-year molars.
About the time that Adam could start moving and talking semi-normally again, he and I both got strep.  A couple days later the boys caught it, too, and McKay got an infection in one of his lymph nodes, as well.  There were some rotten days; the boys spent far more time than usual in front of the tv, and I tried not to feel too guilty about it.  The good news is we survived it, thanks to some wonderful antibiotics, a lot of prayers, and a really timely dinner brought over by a good friend on one of the worst days.
Adam returns to work tomorrow, and I am looking forward to getting back into "real life."  Now that we are all well again, I am not sure if I have ever felt so grateful for my health and the health of my family.  I guess sometimes you just have to experience days (and weeks!) as horrible as the ones we just finished so you can really appreciate how good you've got it!


Nate and Jessica said...

We say it all the time, but it's so true. The bad makes the good so much gooder. Well. you know what I mean.

Ash said...

ummmm... that sounds HORRIBLE!I'm so sorry! I'm glad you're doing better

LeChem Fam said...

Jeff got strep yesterday...I slept on the couch last night to avoid the germs and I couldn't sleep through the snoring!! So much for a healthy new year!!