Unfortunately, along with our guests came a nasty case of norovirus. It hit my stepdad on Monday after which he stayed quarantined at the hotel. Then my mom on Wednesday. On Thursday at 3:30am, I abruptly woke up to my 2yo standing in my face with what I thought was snot all over his hands. It wasn't snot. On Friday, my 6yo's teacher said she thought dd wasn't feeling well as she had fallen asleep at a school assembly at the end of the day. Later that evening, I walk by her in the living room and she tells me, "Mommy, go look in the bathroom but TAKE YOUR SOCKS OFF, ok? Take your socks off. I said take your socks off!" (I guess I have a bit of a rep for being disgruntled when my socks get wet from water on the bathroom floor.) The bug had hit her too and she hadn't made it to the toilet. Later on while moaning and waiting for it to strike again, she turned to daddy and said, "I miss being myself." My sister and I succumbed overnight, so dh and BIL are the last two standing. Luckily the grandparents are all well enough now to take over caring for the kids. The 2yo hit 24-hours without vomiting early this morning (and also slept 12 hours straight, unusual for him), and while the 6yo had much more frequent and intense episodes last night, has also been fine since then. My sister and I have each spent most of the day in bed, but seem to be recovering well. Other than the few times I have been in the bathroom, I haven't had other pain or nausea. Just feeling very drained of energy. My poor sister has been having "sympathy contractions" though, as she called it. Her and BIL have retreated to the hotel room.
We are in NH and the weather reports had been calling for a blizzard this weekend. Luckily the storm has declined and now we're just looking at some crummy roads and a few inches of snow. Not great but nothing like the Nemo storm from two weekends ago.
I know lots of people are praying for us, and at least some would like to know specifically what to pray for. So here you go.
- that my husband does not catch this virus, and if he does that it pass quickly before Naomi comes (this goes for BIL too of course)
- that I'm able to continue healing quickly, as this virus seems to like recurring for several days
- that Naomi waits just a bit longer to make her appearance, due to the above
- safe travel for everyone if we end up going in during this weekend's storm