Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sick abed









                       


                   Adj. 1. sick-abed - confined to bed (by illness)
It's that time of the year, when the most dreaded Flu Bug comes to visit. You can't hide from it because it can find you. It doesn't matter if you are in snowy Minnesota or balmy Miami... he can find his way to your house, sashay right in and turn your world upside down. If you are a Mom you know when it's going to happen, 2AM-ish and your little one wakes you from a dead sleep whimpering he's sick. The little dynamo that ran you ragged all day, ate a huge dinner and pleaded to stay up late is now sick as a dog. Rosy pink cheeks and limp as a noodle they are back to babies, helpless and in need of Mommy. I remember those days even though my kiddos are grown now. But life has a way of going in circles and now it's my Mom that's down with the bug and I'm the one worrying. I went to visit last week and the whole wing at Jamestown was sick. Virulent and mean, the Bug doesn't care whether you're young or old. She's over the worst of it now, but weakened from the whole ordeal. The Bug has moved on now, he may be getting close to your house so make sure you lock your doors and be on the lookout!

10 comments:

  1. Glad your mom is doing better Joycee...my dad has been dealing with this for the last month. Did they give her a shot of penicillon (sp?) or anything? I think my dad needs to do something but he is being so stubborn!

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  2. Glad your mom is feeling better- I've heard talk of that nasty ill coming to my town. I'm hoping it will fly right by without stopping for a visit.

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  3. Glad to hear your mom is doing better. The flu can be so hard on many of us.

    Keep well yourself, lots and lots of hand washing!

    ~Chris

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  4. The flu is so hard on us "old folks"! Yes, we're in that category too, Joyce. Homemade chicken soup seems to do the trick here. I'm craving some...:)JP

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  5. One of his nasty cousins, The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Cold has been visiting our house for 2 weeks now. He's worn out his welcome with us!

    Glad your mother is over it and praying that she gets her strength back very soon. I hope the other residents fared well, too.

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  6. Those nasty bugs even travel all the way up past the Canadian border and invade my neighbourhood! BEWARE. So glad to hear your Mom is over the worse of it!

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  7. I hope the horrid bug eludes you - and your mom feels better soon! IT really does sweep through the old folks community quickly, sometimes leading to a quarantine for family and friends! ...

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  8. We got flu shots at my house and I hope that its enough to keep the flu away.

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  9. The flu season hasn't hit here in Iowa yet~! Just hope it keeps on going past us ...
    Glad your Mom is feeling better..
    ta ta for now from Iowa.

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  10. Our local news has been talking about the flu recently and reminding folks that it isn't too late to get shots.

    I never do......

    Glad your mother is better.

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