Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.

Monday, February 12, 2007

We've all Gotten Sick

I think the title sums it up. The middle of last week Sarah started getting sick. By Thursday evening, Rebekah started feeling ill. Somewhere the end of the week, Mommy got it and Daddy is feeling run down although doesn't have the full blown flu or cold.

Friday was a stay at home and do nothing day, which was a good thing. Both girls took very long naps. Saturday, Rebekah and Mommy were going to go have some fun in the snow with a Candlelighter's and Mount Hood Snowmobiler's club activity. Friday afternoon, I emailed and said we wouldn't be going after all. With not feeling well, it wouldn't be an enjoyable day and we certainly didn't need to infect anyone else with whatever it was that we had, especially any cancer kids who might be in treatment.

Both girls have been fighting fevers, vomiting and diarrhea. In addition to that, they've been pretty lethargic. They haven't been sleeping well at night, so neither has Mommy. Keeping medicine down has been a bit of a problem, too. This is one of those times when it would be helpful if Rebekah still had her g-tube. If she did, she could get her medicine in her tube, but I don't know whether it would have stayed down or not. Neither of them has been eating really well, either. But, if I push them to eat more they seem to be throwing up. Ugh!

Mommy and the girls have been home all weekend and today will be another day at home. We're not going to speech and we're not going to school. We'll take it one day at a time... We don't need to be going out when we're not feeling well and we don't need to be exposing anyone else to this.

I just hope that Rebekah is better by the end of next week, so that we don't have to worry about her scans.

I have to tell you about little miss Sarah. She will very clearly tell me that she is a big girl - when it comes to wanting to wear pullups or do things herself. At other times, she will clearly tell me that she is a little girl - when she wants Mommy to pick her up and carry her or feed her or whatever the case might be. What a silly little (or should I say big) girl!

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At Monday, February 12, 2007 11:31:00 AM, Blogger MAK Left a thought...

So sorry you are all sick, that is no fun at all! Sounds like Sarah is a perfectly typical toddler,"do it myself, help me!" It will never totally go away and will come back in full force once the girls get to be teenagers! Feel better soon! Blessings!

At Monday, February 12, 2007 6:16:00 PM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

Praying for better days for all!!
There seems to be alot of illness at my school in OH. I have numerous kids out in all my K-classes. Again, praying now....

At Tuesday, February 13, 2007 8:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

hi,my name is lavendula and i found you on fina oldest child (16 now) has dyspraxia too.he was diagnosed in elementary school.he had a severe form of it.but i'd just like to say that he has overcome his disability and is an honour roll student now.but i remember how difficult things were for him when young.well good luck to you and your family.

At Tuesday, February 13, 2007 6:51:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

Your Sarah reminds me of my Sara, who is now 18. When she deems it necessary, she reminds me that she is an "adult" now, but when she needs something (money, a hug, or advice), she calls me "Momma". So, like MAK said, it doesn't ever totally go away, and it does come back into full force when they become teenagers!

I hope you're all feeling better.


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