Remember when I posted about hating stillness and quiet? And that one of my goals for 2013 was to "be still" more? Well, God took me literally.
Wednesday night, the second day of the year, found me like this:
Apparently the stomach flu my whole family had back in October was not the same stomach flu that is currently going around. The stomach flu that the ER doctor declared "the worst he's seen in 10 years." Awesome.
Wednesday morning I felt fine - even made it to the gym and into work for a few hours. But by dinner time Wednesday night, I was pretty convinced I might die. No lies.
I am so thankful for my parents, who live close by. My mom came and took me to the ER for some much needed medication and fluids while Chris stayed home with a sleeping Luke. I am also thankful for IVs and medications like Zofran that take care of nausea in a jiffy. A God-send that stuff! My dad ended up coming and taking over for my mom since it was almost eleven by the time I got the medication. I was discharged a few hours later and my dad drove me home.
I kid you not when I say I was in the house for 5 minutes - long enough to tell Chris what transpired in the ER and that I was in fact, going to live, when I hear Luke on the monitor getting sick.
I literally prayed out loud at this point, "Sweet Jesus help us!" The last instructions from the nurse discharging me was to "go home and rest." Yah right. Not with my baby sick!
But I was still very sick too and knew I wasn't doing Luke or I any favors by trying to "power through." So I called in reinforcements - the in-laws. I woke my mother-in-law out of a dead sleep but she was at our house before I could even hang up. Ok, not really. But you get the point.
I was able to get sheets and clothes in the washer while she rocked Luke back to bed. And then she slept on the floor in his room all night. #YepShesaSaint Praise God it was only a one-time thing and he slept peacefully the rest of the night and seemed to be fine the next day. Kid must have an iron gut.
It took a few days but we are all on the mend now and trying to jump back into our normal routine. Chris had taken last week off and I was so thankful to have him home.
2013 didn't start off the way I expected but that's ok. Trying to take it all in stride and "be still." Because God ALWAYS knows what he's doing whether I know it or not!
I'm excited to be back blogging - don't forget our monthly link-up, "5 Random Things" is tomorrow, since last week was New Year's Day. Can't wait to read all about your random things!