Monday, March 05, 2007

Miasma

A plague has descended upon the House of Lime like a blanket of pathogens weighing us down and incubating disease. Isaac missed two days of school last week and a much longed for birthday party over the weekend. He is missing school again today. Calypso moaned last night before bed about a throbbing headache, queasy stomach and displayed a fever. Diana missed last Wednesday, tried Thursday and succumbed again Friday. She is making an attempt at school today not because she feels significantly better but because she is supposed to perform in a concert tonight and tomorrow night and her band director is such an asshole that unless he himself sees her looking like something that cat dragged in he will make her life a living hell for the rest of the year. I hope she infects the bastard.

There seemed to be some small recovery over the weekend when I found Isaac and Diana both rolling their eyes in every direction and gleefully proclaiming the joy of being able to move their eyes without pain. The rally was short lived. I'll be schlepping them all to the doctor as soon as the office opens and I can beg an appointment for them. I concede defeat, home doctorin' ain't working.

Mr. Lime sounds like he belongs in a TB colony. I was feeling ok until yesterday. Then I got such chills I actually wore pajamas to bed. I hate sleeping in clothes. This morning I've got a sore throat, full ears and a nagging headache.

The house has that disgustingly stale, semi-putrefied smell to it. The high is only supposed to be in the 20s today but I am opening every window to air this place out. It's vile in here.

Blech.

32 comments:

James Goodman said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that, Lime. I hope the doctor can give them something to bring them around. The illness that swept through our home not long ago was viral and our doctor told us it just had to run its course...

MONA said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I hope you all will be out of it soon!...It is terrible to fall sick like this...the entire home...sounds real bad!.Take care, & may your sound health be restored soon
Love

G-Man said...

Opening the window is a great idea. I've always adhered to the notion that the winter breeds sickness for that very reason. Sorry about the jammies lime, when you recover please bury them and never wear them again. Or any others for that matter!.... Galen xo

Stealth said...

ugh, I hope you get better soon honey :)

Sheri said...

Many, many healing vibes to all!

Throw open those windows.

Top cat said...

wow! that sounds like some nasty sh*t!
I've heard the flu has been delayed here in Michigan because of the frigid temps we've had this winter.
Sounds like it's on it's way.
Crap! I hate it.

wishing you all a speedy recovery.
tc

rose_michelle said...

Good Lord, the plague has hit Lime's house! Thanks for the warning. I guess you won't be throwing any spontaneous parties, huh? Hopefully you sense of humor combine with the fact that you were the last man standing will get you through. Get better fast!

barefoot_mistress said...

Oh man, a plague on both your houses!

I hope you are all up and feeling better soon...a house full of vomity and sick kids I have never had the pleasure of knowing!

Of course, Little Rita barfed enough in her first two years of life to last for 10 kids!

Logophile said...

Golly, sounds like fun at your place!
Can I come over?
:p
I would bring chicken soup and tea
So sorry,
hope you are all feeling well soon.

ttfootball said...

hey Lime hopw you all get better real soon, the WORST thing is to be sick in winter :-/

Jodes said...

oh no, sickness sucks. hang in there.

steve said...

I hope you all get better soon.

{{{{Hugs}}}}

bsoholic said...

Oh man, get well soon Lime family!!

Ameratis said...

Oh yucky! I hope you all get well soon! Much sunshine sent your way!

Boysenberry said...

Certainly sounds like a plague outbreak. Here's hoping for a speedy Lime recovery.

jillie said...

Have your daughter cough in her hand, without the director seeing her and then shake his hand. That's teach him "no pun intended...haha" for being a horses ass.

I so know what you're going through. I came down with the creeping crud myself and it's lingering a wee bit but feeling oh so much better.

Hope you're all healthy soon!!
;o)

Chickadee said...

Oh no...that's the worst kind of sick too. The kind of sick where every muscle, hair and eyelash hurts.

And to the band director...it's only high school dude. Get a grip!

Ameratis said...

I posted a post for all my nothern blog friends today :)

cindra said...

Damn. I'm so sorry. Sending healing thoughts your way...and fresh air.

DaMasta said...

OH yeah, trust me, I sympathize with any funk that's going around right now.. mine was bad, but I don't wish sickness on anyone.. body aches suck a**!!! Hope you get better hun, thanks for the comment :)

Moosekahl said...

Oh my...get better soon!

I haven't moved to a new house...I'm just housesitting for a friend through this coming Saturday. I'm stopping it at my own house daily to feed and play with my cats. The boyfriend is the real problem this weekend.

AndyT13 said...

Oh dear.
I resemble this post. As you know I've been sick for 6 of the last 8 weeks with one vile flu bug or another. My mom said to open the windows and I thought she was nuts but now I'm rethinking that strategy. Good luck at the doctor.
I'm still holding fast to trying to make my immune system work it out without help. That which don't kill ya makes ya stronger. *cough* *hack* Tell Mr. Lime I'll meet him in the TB ward.

Beware The Smirking Penguin!

MyUtopia said...

I hope you all get well soon!

Diesel said...

That does not sound like fun. :(

I'm saying a little prayer for your household. Hope that's ok. Hang in there.

snavy said...

Aaaaawww sweetie - that sucks!

I hope you all feel reall better real soon.

Top cat said...

we miss you, get better soon.
tc

david santos said...

Hello, Lime!
This tex is very good
Good week for you
By, by

M said...

i hope your family is better soon!! (-:

Gary said...

You should check for a sign outside your front door. Your house may be quaranteened

Jocelyn said...

Oh, my dear, what suckage. I can write nothing that will help...but do hang in there.

In college, I used to adopt the idea of "drinking away the sickness"--you know, alcohol kills germs and all, right?

Probably not a good tactic to adopt with the kids, though.

Lacquer, Semi-Gloss Lacquer said...

...so sorry to hear this... (am mailing a used kleenex to him after sanding off a particularlly dark stain finish... just because...)

Lotsa fluids... lots.... turn yourselves into the greatest bodies of water since teh Delaware...

(heide told me that she's due for negative 15 tomorrow with the windchill???) (she's in Phillipsburgh.)

-it hit nearly 80 out here today... (but trust me, you'll not be so envious when it goes to like, 115 to 118 in the summer...)

praying for you guys...
-E

Lacquer, Semi-Gloss Lacquer said...

oh yeah, sorry, the used kleenex was to go to the band director...

(I had a chinese girlfriend who told me that they used to call it 'making wontons.'

-raise of hands? how many folks hurled after that???

-thank you and good night..