It Happens in Threes, Right??? Or is that Three HUNDRED?

Since I last posted, a few things have happened...

My four year old Jeigh also contracted pink eye, bringing the pink eye totality up to 3 pairs of little goopy, red, leaky eyes.

I have been giving her eye drops left over from the other two kids, but as her eyes have suddenly gotten worse on the third day of drops, I am beginning to wonder if she is allergic to sulfa meds.

My body which has been steadily fighting off viral junk since Christmas gave up and gave in to the funk yesterday morning.

I was tested for H1N1 today and failed...in a good way! Whew! What I have is just some rotten virus that needs time to work itself out.

I cough. Therefore I pee. Ugh.

I developed laryngitis along with the nasty viral crud. No voice? No problem. Maybe I'll give labor and delivery the ol' Scientologist try, eh? Eat your heart out, Tom Cruise.

I caught my dear sweet husband swiping some of my Tylonel and cough drops tonight. He won't admit he's feeling under the weather, but I think I can count on one hand how many times I have seen him take pills. I sure love my tough guy.

Joe's dad goes in for surgery tomorrow morning. If the surgery takes a long time, it is a good thing meaning they are finding the problem and fixing it. If it's short, it means they are giving up for now and letting time take its toll for a bit before trying again.

Last night, I couldn't take it anymore. My emotional and physical reserves ran out and I broke down.


I'm afraid I can't help but ask... Why is all of this happening all at the same time at this time in our life?

It is just unreal how each day brings new chaos and craziness. I'm getting a little embarrassed to even tell people how things are going as of late. It's just too unbelievable. Maybe that's why I have lost my voice. Time to suffer in silence.

I still believe we will get through all this and be the stronger for it. But good heavens! When is enough "enough"?

P.S. And who gave that sidebar permission to congratulate me? Guess Baby #4 didn't get the memo that today was her due date. I imagine she's trying to hide out as long as possible. I don't blame her; who would want to be born in the midst of all this? I am beginning to think that sitting in a hospital in labor and delivery will be a welcome respite from life as it currently is.

P.P.S. Again, I'm not searching for sympathy. I just need to get all this recorded because it is so unbelievable that I don't know if I will believe it myself in a few weeks when {HOPEFULLY} things have leveled out again.


Katy said...

You have no idea how much I wish I could sit with you and rub Vicks on the bottom of your feet.

Cherie said...

Oh man I had that "CRUD" that you gave into over Christmas and am just at the end of it...still. It seems to hang on. Mine never got too bad because sleep seems to be the key but it was just annoying. I hope you get better fast.
All the kids with Pink Eye - Oh my not fun but someday it will be a great story to tell!
Take a deep breath - this too shall pass.
I'll be thinking of you and hope all goes well!!!

Jodi said...

We just got through a couple of years like that when one thing on top of another just kept going wrong and we'd say "well at least it can't get worse", but then it would! As I read back through my journal at all the stuff that happened, I can now see some of the blessings that have emerged. And hopefully I'll be better prepared when more trials hit down the road, as I know they are bound to! But, it's so hard when you're in the middle of it!
"Why?" is a hard question to answer, mostly I've come to believe it's because the Lord loves us so much - you know the refiner's fire and all that!
At any rate, I know you can get through it, cause you're one tough sister! I'll keep you in my prayers!

MiMi said...

My second preagnancy was FILLED with all of this kind of ick. Although I didn't have 3 little ones already....lol.
I hope you all get better soon. And you know what the bible says...you are supposed to go through these trying times to get closer to God. :)

Heather said...

I've been praying for you all week. I will keep praying! Remember how in the scriptures God couldn't help the people by cooking their meat, but he could make the raw meat sweet? Maybe he can't take these trials from you now, but he can strengthen you through them. Hang in there!

Erin said...

I agree with Heather. In the scriptures it also says that their burdens didn't get lighter, he gave them stronger backs. I really wish there was something I could do for you. If I could drive up to your house, put you to bed, pack your things, and put on a pot of chicken noodle soup, I would!
One thing I do when I am sick is to drink lots and lots of water (like a gallon a day) that usually makes it go away pretty quickly. I don't know how that much water will jive with a nine month belly, but it's worth a shot, right?
you'll be in my prayers!

aubrey said...

Perhaps it's time to try swiping some lambs blood above the doorway? Add me to the list of people who are praying for the hex to be lifted...

Myya said...

Nothing I can say will make it all bete so what I will say is that you have ben dealt a crappy hand and yo don't deserve it. I heart you and hope that the health of you & your family gets better quickand that that sweet lil wee one comes into a healthy home. Enjoy your "vacation" in the hospital, isn't that sad that I just said that. Can't wait to hear all the great things that are to come!!!!

Sami said...

All I can say is that I love you, and "this too shall pass". I can't wait until you get settled in your new home, and things can start to settle down.
Next time we are traveling to/through the area, we have GOT to set up an IRL meeting. Agreed?

Patty Ann said...

I am so sorry. I know it is rough. I am always sick when I have a new baby. For me, that was just the signal my body needed to go into labor. Hope you feel better soon and that all is well. My favorite saying when I am struggling is simply: The Bible often says, "It came to pass". It never says, it came to stay.

Lisa @ Angels Faces said...

Love you!!!

cbusch said...

You know it takes a lot of leave me at a loss for words...but I think I am there.

I wish I lived closer so I could help with your ever increasing burdens. Hang in there - you are one strong mother, wife and women!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

Has baby come? I hope so!!

Crystal and Scott said...

I know you're not looking for sympathy, but you definitely have mine! When I read your last post I thought about how talented you are though, that you can turn such a challenging situation into well-written humor!

Jill said...

Things always go like that around here too.

And pre-congrats on #4. Your "PS" made me laugh.


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