It has been a rough week. With Rinar out of town for his weekly Albuquerque trip, Julia decided to get sick at 12:30am. I had to give her a bath and have her sleep in my bed for the night. We went back to sleep at 1am. She woke up every hour or so because she was so miserable. In the meantime, Zach was coughing profusely at about 2am. So I turned on the humidifier and gave him some medicine. At 3am I heard Eli crying vigorously. His light was on and he was standing there in a daze. He had vomited on his blanket so I changed everything out and put him back to bed.
It was not the most peaceful night's sleep I have had, that is for sure.
Hence, Wednesday required an incredibly high volume of diapers in our house. I was up to my elbows in it. Let's just leave it at that.
Thankfully, I have some incredible neighbors and friends who rescued me as I was about to drown. I called Rich M. to come and give Eli a blessing. He brough Dwan with him and they gave him a beautiful blessing. Then Rich told me he would send Elaine over to help me. She came and started doing laundry and vacuuming things. Eli had vomited on almost every carpet in my house. She started cleaning the carpets and then Rich came back and cleaned all of the carpets upstairs. It must have taken him 2 hours to do it. He just did it. Elaine held babies and just gave me the extra pair of hands I desperately needed.
Things started to subside a bit and I only had to wake up once the next night. I thought Eli was better, but he wasn't.
Thursday was a day of baby-holding. Eli planted himself on my lap and wouldn't leave. Julia was still sick and Harry seemed to be getting sick, but I wasn't sure. Julia and Eli wanted me to hold them. So I called my visiting teacher Sue H. to come help me. She came right over and held Julia while I held Eli and took a nap. I really needed a nap, that is for sure.
Rinar had been sick in Albuquerque, but thankfully he didn't come home sick. He got home late because his plane was delayed, of course, and was able to help me. Finally there was someone else around who could change these incessant diapers.
Raef came down with it over the weekend and now Harry is sick.
Did I ever tell you that I have FIVE children now?