Sunday, January 1, 2017

A Plague on Our House....

It all started the Thursday before Christmas....
At 6:20 am the MaleChild and I heard a loud crashing noise in the kitchen...when we rushed in expecting, to find the dryer had fallen off the washer, (love those stacked units) we found CityBoy on the kitchen floor unable to get up by himself.....we got him up....the kid got him into the car as I got dressed and off to the ER we went...Turns out he was dehydrated and had influenza A, even though he had a flu shot back in November...with Rx's  and a doctor's note for work in hand...after the ER doctor said a novena and blessed me, cause I haven't had a flu shot ..we were on our way home.
On Friday, the FemaleChild called to say, her mother-n-law, visiting from up north was rushed to the ER with breathing problems.....she is still in the hospital on a ventilator, but seems to be improving...
Then on Christmas Eve, my brother took our Dad to the ER with breathing issues....on top of his COPD, he had pneumonia and influenza A...they admitted him and we finally got him home on the Tuesday after Christmas...
On the Wednesday after Christmas, Mom and I both ended up at the doctor's office....she has a really...really bad cold and I had a sinus infection with snap, crackles and pops in the lower lobe of my left lung...thanks to the asthma.....We were both given Rx's and told to go home and stay in bed until we felt better. 
 The real question was "should we quarantine the Twelve Acre Wood?" Should we put a sign at the bottom of the drive.."Enter at your on risk?"
Well....we had 2" of snow on maybe the cold did away with all the little germs roaming around....  :)


  1. Goodness, you had a string of bad luck. I hope this finds everyone better. Happy New Year to you and yours. Take care, ~Natalie

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about all the disasters - - and how bitterly ironic that this bombardment happened at Christmas. Take it easy, rest up - and my very best wishes to you and your family for 2017.

    No snow here yet - only rain - but snow is a possibility by next weekend.

  3. Hope you are all mending. I hear the flu is no small illness this year. When it rains it pours..or if it weren't for bad luck you would have no luck...sure hope things improve before you have to put up signs:)

  4. WOW, what a time. I know itis all serious, just hope mama snaps back quick! Not sure about the quarantine. LOL but you guys have been thru the wringer, the New Year MUST be better!

  5. I'm hoping the New Year will be better for you all. When it rains it pours it seems.

  6. So sorry to hear about all the problems plaguing your house. Hope everyone is recovering and will soon be well. Praying that 2017 is a good year for you and the family.