Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Memories

Well, there are no adorable pictures of Elisa in a little Easter dress this year. There are no smiling shots of family gathered around a big ham dinner. There was no Easter basket, no Easter eggs, no Easter jelly beans. These things may have been... they may be another year... but this year instead we had... THE STOMACH FLU!

It all started last Tuesday morning. Elisa was eating breakfast happily when all of a sudden everything started coming back up. She vomited and vomited... but then went on with the rest of her day quite happily. She had a small amount of diarrhea, and then threw up again sometime that night in her bed. She didn't really seem that sick, she slept slightly more, but other than that seemed quite happy. Thursday morning it was my turn, I started throwing up and thought that it was just normal pregnancy... but it soon became clear that it was something more. I couldn't keep anything down, including water, all day. Around 10:00 that night Greg made the trip to Tulsa to pick up his mom and gramma from the airport. I felt bad that they were flying into a "sick house," but at that point it was too late to do anything but hope that I would feel better and pray that they wouldn't get sick. Well, I did gradually start to feel better... but Greg, Wanda, and Gramma all ended up sick last night/this morning. What a terrible present to give your guests to take home with them. Anyway, our Easter was subdued to say the least. Everyone napped all morning. And then we drove to the airport this afternoon. Yech! Traveling sick....

Well, Happy Easter! Christ is still risen. The good news is still good, no matter how I feel.

Wanda and Gramma... all I can say is I'm so sorry. Hopefully you'll both feel better in no time. And we'll always have the memories of this Easter.


Cathy said...

Oh, so sorry to hear that you had a sick household!

wamaboo said...

Grams & I had a great time & are doing well.
It was worth every moment being with you guys & playing with Elisa.

It was sweet of you to share:)