Thursday, October 23, 2008

Not feeling "goop"

The house is apparently contaminated. My disinfecting measures a clear failure. The fourth child fell to this awful thing known as Strep Throat yesterday. And all hope of keeping it from running through the family was lost!

The bright spot is our sweet Cate. She looks at me with her fever-swollen eyes and says in the sweetest voice, "Mommy, I don't feel goop." It is a soft "P" sound...she almost has the word right...but between me and you, I hope she thinks life is goop for a long long time!!

The not feeling goop all started with Mason and promptly attacked Cate. I didn't blame myself for that -- goodness, we all hug and kiss that little one and so who could stop the spread?! But still I cleaned, washed hands, and sprayed disinfectant! But then Claire succumbed on Sunday. And I sprayed more disinfectant and hoped beyond hope that Benjamin would stay healthy. (And okay, screamed a little that everyone should keep their hands to touching, no hugging, no sharing spoons, cups, etc...that triplets apparently do without a second's hesitation!) But alas, the call came from the school nurse yesterday, "Benjamin has a fever." Ugh.

So, the good news is that Mason is back to school and smiling his smile, again! Cate is still a bit croupy-sounding, but seems to feel more goop this morning than she has all week! So, if I can just get Claire and Benjamin back to par...and keep Daddy from getting this....well, we'll almost be goop again!!

Blessings, ya'll!


Kristin Sidaway said...

Hang in there. You guys will be back to feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hope everyone feels better soon!!!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Get Well Soon, Shraders!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Get well soon, ya'll!!! (a little Southernism to help ya along)

Love you guys - Debi