Monday, November 19, 2012


My family has some pretty robust immune systems. On average I'd say we get sick once a year, but that's usually just a cold of some sort. So when we stayed with some dear friends in Texas, and one member of that family was sick, we were just extra careful with not touching and hand washing and hoped for the best.

But a couple of days after we got home Zion got sick. And the day after that, I did. Our symptoms matched our friend's- sore throat, loss of voice (me, not Zion), coughing, difficulty breathing, lethargy. A few days later Robert had a raging fever, and last night Liel got that flushed, glassy eyed look of a feverish child. Their symptoms didn't match ours or our friend's, and today we discovered that they have hand, foot, and mouth disease. Oh and Zion apparently does too, as he was running a 101.6 temperature by late afternoon and complaining of a sore throat again.

So here we are, literally haven't been sick in over a year, and then two illnesses in one week! Thanksgiving plans have had to be totally scrapped (again), and I have to watch my family suffer. Poor Liel is particularly sick.

We're doing everything we can to get back to our normal healthy state before we leave for Bangalore- 12 days and counting!

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