Monday, February 16, 2009

Three Day Weekend

Steve was sick in bed all weekend with a flu-like virus. We stayed away - checking on him, washing hands often; I slept on the couch... And not very well, I might add. So we had a pretty quiet Valentine's Day / President's Day weekend.

Jessica did ok this weekend, and I didn't think she did too much, but I could also tell that she wasn't as perky as she was this past week during her good week.

Saturday, I took her to see Mia and she rode for a little while, but she was taking it easy, going slow and didn't do too much. I was actually thinking that it seemed like she was purposefully just sitting on Mia part of the time without much movement. In the afternoon, the kids had a birthday party to go to at the pizza/arcade/attraction place. Jessica hung out with a friend and played two games of lazer tag, but they hid out in the fort for most of those games. She still got first place in one!

Sunday, the kids did homework. And Jessica went to see a movie with a friend.

Monday, Jessica went with me for a quick trip to Wal-Mart and to take one of our dogs to the vet; and she & Matthew played outside with the dogs a little.

But, by the end of the evening, Jessica had her head in my lap, not feeling too well.


Sue Jackson said...

Hi, Laura - I didn't realize Steve had been sick all weekend. You know,that could be why Jessica suddenly went downhill. We've found that if there's a virus circulating around, it triggers our CFS immune systems to over-react and crash, even though we don't catch it.

Hang in there. Remember that great week she had last week? Those days will come again soon. And it sounds like she's doing really well in her classes and has understanding teachers (a big deal, believe me!), so don't sweat the school work too much (easier to say than do, I know!!).

Things will get better again...


Us said...

Hi Sue,

Steve wondered this morning if Jessica was getting what he had, but it seemed like a normal CFS crash to me. And, after seeing that she's doing better tonight, it seems evident that she hasn't caught his virus. It's odd how the immunce system will overreact and a virus can trigger a crash. I know I've got so much to learn! It's such a complicated and unusual illness; isn't it?

I know we've got so much to be thankful for with how she has improved and her understanding teachers. Thank you for the reminders and the encouragement!