Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Okay. This may be it.
Lily has strep, Gibson has strep, Owen has strep.
That has been the illness.
Fucking strep.
And I'm not feeling so good myself.
I've had strep many times and you know what? I just don't want to do it again. It hurts. It's an illness which doesn't have one damn good thing about it. It hurts and it feels like razor blades in the throat and there's fever making the bones ache and YOU HAVE TO GET AN ANTIBIOTIC BECAUSE THAT SHIT CAN KILL YOU.
Believe me.

This year has just been most unkind and even the beautiful parts have added up to too much.
Too much, too much, too much and I feel like giving up and...what? What in the world can you do?
Not a damn thing but get on with it and do what must be done.

I'm just so glad that there ARE antibiotics and that my grandsons will not find out, years down the road, that their hearts or kidneys have been destroyed by bacteria which seemed to have disappeared but which found their way to a deep, dark place to hide and wreak havoc on. And that they will get all well, totally well, and be their crazy, wild-child boy selves again.

That's what I'm going to concentrate on.

I'm so tired.


  1. Oh poor you guys. Rest. Rest. Rest. I'm sorry.

  2. OMG! I hope your husband does't get it. Looks like he will be taking care of you all. Get plenty of rest & drink plenty of fluids...if you can keep it down. Be sure to change sheets once fever is broken...that's if you have a fever. I guess you already know not to skip a dose of antibiotics. Ha ha. Get Well Soon! Reading your blog is a hobby! :)

  3. Oh no! I hope you all feel better soon. Step is hideous. Of course i don't need to say that. I had it once when i was 7, and i thought sure i'd been sent to hell. I feel awful for your boys and girl. :(

    Please keep us posted on how you all are doing, and try to get some rest!

  4. I had a strep test today...negative, but I do have a bad cold. UGH. I hope the crew feels better soon and very much hoping you don't get it!

  5. Summer strep? WTH? That is just not fair. I refuse to get a summer cold, I already had a spring one. Hoping the antibiotics do the trick and you're all well soon.

  6. dang! I had strep once and didn't like it... hurt like hell.

    Three streps? and a maybe on the fourth... terrible stuff and I feel sorry for you

    You know this song? don't wish to be pollyannishy but dang! I like listening to this ...

    Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo╩╗ole ~

  7. Aw, man. I hate strep. First twinge, get yourself to a doctor. You don't have to wait until the terrible razors in your throat.

    Boo. Maybe you can send it to Antonin Scalia and Rick Perry.

  8. Antibiotics generally kick in pretty fast. Hoping they'll all be feeling better very soon.

  9. I am so sorry to hear this and hope you and yours feel better soon. Sweet Jo

  10. You too Mary. Get yourself checked and take antibiotics if you have to. And rest. Hugs.

  11. I'm so sorry to hear this and hope that ya'll all get better quickly, especially with that medicine. I never really understood why strep is so vicious for some and why others seem immune to it. Our family, knock on wood, has never had it, but I have good friends who seem to get it once a year or something. I imagine those strapping little guys of yours will recover quickly, and I sure hope you're able to find some time to rest and recover yourself. You HAVE had a wackadoodle time of it this year -- something has got to give in a positive way very, very soon.

  12. Ugh. Well, at least you know what it is, which means you know how to fight it. Take care of yourselves!

  13. I hopeeveryone's feeling better by now. xo

  14. That's a nasty thing. Plenty of fluids and a spoon full of natural yoghurt to help the intestine handle the antibiotics. And most important: distraction, distraction, distraction.
    Speedy recovery to you all!

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    Get well flowers for all of you. xo

  16. Effin Strep. Hope everyone is on the mend soon!

  17. I hope your sweeties feel better soon. Strep is no fun. Poor babies!

  18. All of you- You are the best. You are the most wonderful community ever. I love you all for the wishes for recovery for the family, the tips, the song, the...god. Everything.


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