Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sick Kids

Thanks to vitamin D and vitamin C, we did not get sick all winter until the end of February! (No one had been sick for over a year!!!) But, since late February we have been passing this cold from one child to another. Baby Josiah is not doing well at all. His nose is all stuffed up. And, I can easily praise God for our infant nose syringe... without which Baby could not breathe to eat!  Two nights ago he slept very little, and I had to be awake with him until 4 am. Fortunately, God gave me the ability to get up in the morning with the other children regardless of my lack of sleep! (Though, I had to work very hard not to let the grumpy bug get me!) Paul has been sick with a cold/cough off and on since late February. I am still well. Each time my throat gets tender, I take additional vitamin C. And, the next morning I wake up feeling well. I do have enough energy to make it through the day with sick kids... but I do not have energy for a full day of school. We are doing only 2-3 subjects a day right now. I think once the weather warms, and the windows open, we be back to our normal routine. Until then, please pray for my sick family.

4 comments:

NYLass said...

Hey Bethany,
We are just coming out of sicknesses ourselves. The month of February was not a good one to our family. I pray that God gives you wisdom how to treat you dear ones...
peace to you guys,
Annie
P.S. wanted to let you and Paul know: we are still praying...

Kimberly said...

Oh, I know what you are going through- only it's a little better for us, since the children are bigger/older the colds don't hit quite as hard- We've had a cold all of Feb. and now most of March and we keep passing back between the baby we watch- she too has been so congested, that the eating/breathing thing has been challenging for her. And at 10 months, it takes two to syringe out her cute little nose! Our poor humidifier is going to wear itself out!

Bluebell Country said...

Oh, so sorry to hear you've all not been feeling well. We'll be praying that you all start feeling well, and that you have continued strength to take care of your little ones.

Be blessed!!

Ruby said...

Another plus for home schooling. It is great even to get a little bit done when mums and kids are under par. they can always read in bed, too :-)
Get well soon.