Friday, April 6, 2012

Dark Friday

Today is Good Friday. Why do they call it that? I know what Jesus did for us was good. More than good. The most amazing thing anyone has ever done for anyone. But wouldn't Easter Sunday (or Monday, not sure which one technically) have been the "good" day? When He rose again and defeated death? Friday would have been a day of darkness, and maybe even despair, for many.

Our Friday is dark too. It is trivial, of course, compared to that day, but today ours is a yucky Friday. Micah was up all night throwing up. We did four loads of laundry through the night. Mike even had to shampoo our carpet in the living room before we went to bed. Then it turns out Jamie also threw up through the night, but he's such a pro at it, we didn't even know. He just uses his pail and goes back to bed. But he threw up in the kitchen this morning by accident because, like everyone else, he can't keep any water down. Then Cody got up complaining of a tummy ache. Mike made him toast and told him to eat. He came in our room not long after and said he couldn't eat any more, his tummy hurt too bad. Then he covered his mouth and I had to yell at him to run out of the room. He threw up all the water he had just drank. I don't even know what to think of that. I thought he was getting better, but obviously not. He is SO skinny. I can see all the bumps of his ribs down his sternum, his hip bones are jutting out, his shoulders...etc. Cody is a very solid kid, so it's shocking to see him looking so frail. Now, Mike is sick too. I don't even know whether I am or not. I felt funny all night, but I was having contractions too, and those make me feel weird. Plus the baby went psycho on me and it felt like I had a pinball game going on in there. I was hoping Micah and Jamie would go through this quickly, but Cody's relapse doesn't give me much hope. I don't know what to do about him. And I'm so scared I'll get this and something will happen to the baby.

So that's our lovely update for the day. I wish I had a better one. I'm hungry but too scared to eat, and too scared to drink, seeing nobody seems to be able to keep any water down. I've been obsessive with hand-washing, but has it been enough? I guess I'll find out. I'm off for now.

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