update from the sick house

The fact that I feel good enough to sit at this computer is cause for a hallelujah, Jesus! Hallelujah, Jesus!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for praying! We’re having an anniversary to remember, that’s for sure and for certain.

Gabe got violently ill around 9pm last night. Nina was still throwing up, so she and I slept together in our bed while Gabe slept in hers. We girls all went to bed around 11pm after a Brady Bunch marathon. I was curled up in the fetal position on the floor for a couple episodes, then just moved upstairs.

Finally, FINALLY the relief of you know what. It. Was. Hideous. I sobbed with every heave. Oh, it was awful.

Why am I blogging about this? You have to know I’m not right in the head.

Anyway. I was up almost every single minute of the night with Nina. One more big nasty for me, but Nina threw up over and over and over and over.

By 6:00 am, I was scared to death she was going to die if we didn’t get her to the hospital, but Gabe and I were both too weak to even stand up. I cried and cried and called my mom and dad. They came as fast as they could (Lord, please, please, PLEASE in your infinite mercy and grace, spare them from this bug!). Dad took me and Nina to the ER. Mom stayed with the rest of the fam.

Long story short, she was only dehydrated 2%, still had lots of reserves, he gave her a Phenergan shot, and she hasn’t thrown up since. I, on the other hand, spent most of the three hours in the ER wanting to die and was green with envy when Nina dropped her drawers for some nausea relief.

Trying so hard to trust God with how much it will all cost and how we’ll ever get caught up on laundry and life.

My folks just left, my friend Kim dropped off some probiotics at my door, and we have plenty of Gatorade and popsicles. And Nina’s prescription was only $4.

This is the best I’ve felt, but everyone else’s pattern has been to have quite a few hours of respite before it rears its ugly head again.

Last night was one of the darkest of my life. This afternoon, I see light. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, friends.

Happy Anniversary, Gabe! Wouldn’t want to do this sickness and health, richer or poorer thing with anyone else! I love you!

16 thoughts on “update from the sick house

  1. Kaye

    Hey there-
    Just catching up on blogathon since we’ve had guests for the last two weeks and so very sorry to pop on here and see that all of you have been so sick:( I will be in prayer for all of you to be WELL and SOON!
    Sorry I’ve been MIA…trying to take care of lists, lists and more lists and would probably be more productive if I’d just go back to bed!
    Miss all of you and hope you had a wonderfully blessed Christmas.
    Praying also for a blessed 2010 for your entire family.
    Love all of you to pieces:)
    Kaye
    Matthew 21:22

  2. deanna f.

    Bless all y’alls hearts. Like someone mentioned before me, its always harder when Mama is sick. I hope by the time you read this y’all are feeling much better. Maybe you & your husband can adopt another anniversary night later in the month and celebrate then.

  3. Betsy

    Have someone bring you all new toothbrushes and throw away the old ones! (I learned this the hard way when my three were little.)

  4. Sarah Montanye

    Oh no!!! I’m soooo sorry! Praying for you guys and for this blasted bug to LEAVE YOUR HOUSE!!! Hang in there friend!

  5. Ali

    Oh, Marla. I am so, so, so sorry. Gosh, I can’t believe what you all are going through. I’m praying for all of you. This is so devastating. I love you, friend. And again, I am so sorry.

  6. Valerie

    I hope everyone is on the up and up. If you or Gabe feel you need it I have a prescription for Tamiflu that I will fill and give you if you need it. If you need anything…call me!! My immune system is very high and it’s rare when I contract anything….so if you need anything….call me and I can be there within an hour.

    Hearts and hugs to you all!!

  7. joyce

    oh so sorry for a new year starting off like this…sending some cyber chicken soup your way…take care-I’ll be praying…It all seems to fall apart when mama is sick.

  8. Rebecca

    We were right where you guys are the week of Christmas. This is a HORRIBLE virus. Sierra was down for 8 days with it. Praying for healing for you all!

  9. Tiffani

    My little JuJu had a 24-hour stay in the hospital last year with that same bug and you described it perfectly..a very dark night.

    Praise Jesus for a light and praying for more reprieve for all of you, today!

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