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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thinking it's the flu
The high fevers and aches continue; some of them were running between 103.5 and 104. I carried several to use the potty today as they felt too weak or hurt too badly to walk on their own.
Currently, the very sick ones are Rebekah, Benjamin, Abigail, Nehemiah, and Eliseo. Moderately sick- Timothy, Isaiah, Josiah, Noah, Susannah and Samuel.
Just a bit tired with a cough- our "immunity" boy, Elijah.
Daniel, Uncle Samuel and Carlos are still doing fine and while I am having continual fevers, I still think it's related to the kidney infection as I have no other flu symptoms.
I woke up feeling quite awful as well, but knowing that Saturday is a very busy day for Daniel, I took some tylanol, had Elijah fix some breakfast for anyone who wanted to eat, and I stayed in bed under several blankets until Daniel had to leave for soul winning. Thankfully, by then, the tylanol had begun to work and my fever began to go down.
Little Nehemiah (picture up top) hardly took his head off my lap all day. When I had to tend to the other children or do some laundry, he would cry until I came back.
He has a little mattress in our room which sits on top of a coffee table making his bed. I was finally able to move him over to it without waking him (we'll see how long that lasts :) ). No one has an appetite, but we've been keeping everyone's bottles full of cold water, gatorade or juice. Some of the "not so sick" ones had about a half cup of smoothie tonight (frozen bananas, yogurt, ice, juice, bit of vanilla and bit of honey).
I then went child to child having them change into some fresh pj's, helping the ones who needed it, and trying to coax the girls to let me comb their hair a bit and braid it. Abi let me...she has a tough head anyways. But tender headed Beka who has fine hair that accumulates great tangles (just like mommy's) wasn't at all interested. I understand; one of my favorite things is for Daniel to brush my hair out which he happens to also love to do :), but the past several days, the fever has made me so "picky" that the brushing hurts and I can't take the brush touching my back (normally that's one of my favorite parts...back stratch! :) ).
Everyone just slept all day. A few read some but overall, no one moved much. Lots of moans, groans, prayers, cuddles, and holding.
Elijah was wonderful with helping me keep bottles full, changing cool wash clothes for heads, washing medicine cups, changing diapers (the 2 youngest are still battling in "that" area), and since there really wasn't any housework to do, he helped me strip, wash and change all the bedding. Nothing makes me feel better than fresh, clean sheets when I'm sick.
I don't think anyone will be going to church tomorrow. We have known the N1H1 is here in our town and as we work with people, I was thinking it might happen.
We appreciate your prayers. Pray especially for little Samuel. So far he's doing better than I thought he would; naturally I worry extra for him. Remember, you are always welcome in our home here...mi casa es su casa...but you might want to wait a week or two. :)
And thank you for all the sweet emails and comments on our last post. The Lord is so good and we are so thankful he allows us to serve Him here.