Tuesday, December 14, 2010

All I Want for Christmas is Well Children!

I considered not even blogging about this but then I remembered that one of the reasons I blog is for my kiddos. Instead of scrapbooking, I blog so that one day they can look back and see important things that were going on in our lives. And for Jill this has been a very challenging time to say the least! Months ago this journey began with strep throat and I breathed a sigh of relief because we all know how easy that is to treat and how quickly little ones are on the mend. However, the relief was short lived when two weeks later we were back at the Dr. with another sore throat. This time the strep was negative but her tonsils were a mess, so they called it tonsilitis, gave us meds and sent us home. After a couple of days the fever subsided but only for two days. Then, while still on the antibiotic, the fever returned and Jill's tonsils still looked, well, NASTY! Fortunately, this happened on a weekday, not a Sunday, and we were able to see our pediatrician. She did blood work, strep test, and mono test - diagnosis... mono! Little did I know how TERRIBLE a diagnosis this would be, especially as we were entering the fall/winter months! Since that diagnosis, Jill has had another round of strep, two tummy bugs, walking pneumonia, and today - influenza type B! Poor thing has already missed 7 days of school this nine week period and will miss this entire week! I was so excited when she made it to school everyday last week but that excitement was short lived.

Friday begins Christmas break for us and I am so glad that I will have all my kiddos home with me. As for Jill, her Christmas break began this past Friday as the Dr. doesn't want her back at school before Friday (and I don't want her to go Friday just to pick up another illness!). While they are all home, I hope to get them all well before I have to send them back to that germ-infested place called school in January. I think they each may find Airborn and vitamins in their stockings this year :)!

Wishing you all a germ-free, fever-free, doctor's office free Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010


What an exciting time of the year! We cannot wait for a visit from the big man himself, so while we wait, Luke decided he needed to go visit Santa and let him know what he wanted for Christmas...
"I want a race car and a motorcycle... and Jill wants a pillow pet!" (Poor Eli got left out but we know that he is such a good boy Santa will have no problem choosing some great things for him as well.)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Poor Little Jilly

To those of you who faithfully read my blog (must mean you are family or a really close friend) I am asking for prayers for my sweet little Jilly. You probably know that she was diagnosed with Mono about 6 weeks ago and since that time she has battled strep throat and two terrible tummy bugs. Well, once again she is one sick little girl. This time the diagnosis is walking pneumonia. I know that a lot of people who have WP never feel bad they just cough a lot but for Jill who is already down from the mono, she feels terrible! Please pray for relief for her and sleep as well! Everytime she tries to lie down the coughing just intensifies. She finally fell asleep this morning at 1:30 sitting upright in her bed after two breathing treatments. Hopefully, we will see this happy, feeling good face again very soon!

Thank you all do much in advance for your prayers and I will keep you all posted on her progress!