This is more or less an extension of my last post, or should I say, an update:
As feared, the evil stomach bug came for the Reming clan. It took me out Friday night, and hit Brian while he was in the emergency room with Faith on Saturday. Faith has been slow to recover from her bout with what had to be none other than the stomach flu (trust us, we just experienced it, it's no doubt the flu). She is dehydrated (yes, even with a steady stream of Pedialyte), and extremely irritable and restless. Faith was "boarderline" on being admitted, but Brian had no choice but to bring her home, he was in no shape to take care of her at the hospital, nor was I.
Unfortunately, it looks like Faith's issues are beginning to become respiratory related. Work of breathing, yellow secretions and the usual winter fare...which can only mean some tough days ahead.
The really really crappy part of this situation was having to take care of Faith while being sick ourselves. When you are sick you just want to crawl up into a bawl and recover, but when you have a medically fragile child that requires skilled care, that responsibility falls on you.
Alright...well here's hoping the rest of March is more kinder, and gentler than this past Winter has been...we're due for a lamb!
Jen & CO.
PS: A HUGE thankful to all who helped us while we were incapacitated....my Uncle Paul who brought us ginger ale, etc....my brother Josh who escorted Brian and Faith to the ER Saturday night, and my mom who selflessly entered our viral-infected home and came to our aid.