Sunday, February 13, 2011

Updates and Longings

Gavin is doing much better! He is only on oxygen at night now. He is having fewer seizures. He is still coughing a lot, and looks quite pale. But, I know that he is headed in a very good direction! I'm not worrying about him anymore, and I feel like I can breathe again! PTL!

I, on the other hand, am still sick. I thought that I was improving on Friday, but when I woke up on Saturday, I felt worse than ever! So, since I was mostly done with getting Gavin through his crisis, I decided it was time to go to the doctor for myself.

The verdict: Strep Throat

So, I'm also on antibiotics now, and they have helped me to feel better already! I am so relieved that I know that I'll feel well again soon!

But, of course, it can't just end this quickly....because Nolan is sick AGAIN! He was sick a couple of days last week and then felt better, but I think he overdid it yesterday playing outside, because today he has a fever, cough and is throwing up! Seriously, will this ever end for our family?! It's been passed between all of us, except Joel, once already.....and now it's coming around again!

Today I said, "Spring and Summer CANNOT come fast enough!" I can't wait until all these germs are mostly gone, and we are able to stay healthy for awhile!

But, until then, you'd be smart to run if you see one of us VW family members come around you! We are obviously walking Petri dishes!

Since I was longing for nicer weather today, I decided to look at some old pictures of fun in the sun! Here are a few of them:

Doesn't looking at them make you long for sun, warmth, fun and a lot less germs?! AHHH.....I can't wait!

"But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth." Psalm 86:15


The VW's said...

You have done an awesome job taking care of the family during this time of sickness (10 days!). Thanks for all you do for us and you deserve the best Valentines Day ever!
Love Forever,

Lacey said...

Oh your making me so want the sunshine! It was so nice here today, around 50, I was ready to put my swimsuit on!

April said...

Oh I'm glad he's starting to feel better! Hope you are all on on the mend soon!

Michelle said...

I'm so happy things are getting better, and your hubs totally made me weepy.

The VW's said...


My hubs is just trying to get himself out of the dog house that he got himself into, because of how "helpful" he's been to our family, in our family's last 10 sick-filled days! He's the only one that has escaped sickness, but he's also the only one that has got any sleep or fun as well! HMMM?

BUT, this is the first time he's ever commented on my blog before, and it was really sweet of him.....and he also made me breakfast this morning, so it has definitely worked! :)

Carole Doty said...

Happy Valentine's Day to my precious Daughter, Son-In-Law and grandsons (You, too, Hunter!). I love you all so much, and I thank God for you.

It's been a rough couple of weeks, especially for you, Alicia...I'm so sorry about that. The GOOD news is that God has promised to never give us more than we can bear without a means of help/escape! Even though it is so difficult for you to ask for help, and you goes days/weeks without letting anyone know how you are really doing, God did provide help from family, friends, neighbors (Thank you all!!!) Please my dear daughter...unload sooner. We want to be there for you. I personally consider it an honor and a true blessing. You have been given a hugh load to handle on a daily basis because God knows that for the most part, you can handle it (He has given you that grace and blessing) but you need DOWN time, too. My biggest and best blessings are my daughters and their families and I LOVE being around you all, and being able to help in any and everyway I can. Joel, you are doing your part working outside the home, too, and I know it's difficult for most men to know what to do or how to help your wives to some degree. Sometimes it's just a matter of being there to "listen" and hold a hand. I love you all very much and I thank God you "sickies" are finally on the mend! Thank you Lord!!!

Let me know what I can to help this week!


Becky said...

Hang on! Spring is on the way!!! So glad Gavin pulled through.