Shauna had the turkey cooked, the veggie casseroles made, and Christmas Eve munchies ready to serve. Cough meds, and cold remedies were taken, and we soldiered on with the party as best we could. I will post pictures of those festivities tomorrow, and you will see that we had a fun and fabulous time Christmas Eve and Christmas morning in spite of the battle on our hands. But by noon on Christmas Day, things were getting very serious, especially with JJ.
|Here is a picture taken of the kids first thing on Christmas morning. JJ is trying valiantly to smile and enter into the fun, but he is NOT feeling good. He was up most of the night coughing, and said his whole body hurt. Poor kid!|
|We gave him more meds, kept taking his temp, and put ice packs on his neck and wrists. His temp started to come down, so we kept doing what we were doing, and watched him closely.|
|He was also feeling sick to his stomach, so he sat on the couch with an ice pack on his head, and a bowl on his lap.|
|What a miserable way to spend Christmas Day.|
|By Christmas night, Daddy had fallen ill to the same bug, and was soon off to bed with a puke bowl close at hand.|
I was still on my feet when we got home, but was beyond tired, as Danica and I were the only ones functioning for most of the day, and between us we got Christmas dinner on the table. Surprisingly enough, everyone was able to gather around the table at dinner time, light the advent candle, and taste a mouthful or two of food, before crying uncle, and giving up on the festivities. No games were played, or movies watched. Daddy went to bed, Buppa and I packed up and headed for home, and Mommy did her best to monitor JJ and get Danica to bed before she collapsed into hers. I took some ColdFX as soon as I got home, in the hopes that it would help me fight the nasty bug felling everyone around me, and I went to bed.
Yessireeee....not the healthiest Christmas ever. We still made rather merry though, and I will post pictures to prove it...after I have a nap.