Sunday, March 1, 2009

Oy to the vey

Main Entry:       exhausted
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition:         extremely tired
Synonyms:         all in, beat*, bleary, bone-weary, bushed, crippled, dead tired, dead*, debilitated, disabled, dog-tired, done for*, done in*, drained, effete, enervated, frazzled, had it, kaput*, limp, out on one's feet, outta gas, prostrated, ready to drop, run-down, sapped, shot*, spent, tired out, wasted*, weak, weakened, wearied, worn, worn out
Antonyms:         animated, energetic, fresh, invigorated, lively, vigorous
* = informal/non-formal usage


I’m too tired to write much tonight.  Exhausted doesn’t even begin to describe it.  Avelyn is still sick.  Going on six days of the ear infection, diarrhea and vomit, vomit, vomit.  Sometimes the vomit would come and go but today it came back with a vengeance.  She just cried and cried and cried all weekend.  I felt like the worst mother in the world because I couldn’t take care of her.  I had to pack the house, pack the truck, clean the house, paint her bedroom walls, drive to San Antonio, unload the truck, and I’m supposed to go back to Houston tomorrow.  Just writing that sentence made my head swim again.

Kevin also caught whatever she had and so did his dad.  By the grace of God my MIL has avoided it and I have too.  We thought she was getting better yesterday but today was just awful.  Depending on how she looks in the morning we may take her in again.  I’m worried about her getting dehydrated since she can’t keep anything down and she’s fighting taking anything in the bottle.  I know she is hungry and wants formula but she can only keep down clear liquids in teeny tiny amounts. 

I am thankful it’s just a passing stomach bug and nothing serious but oh my goodness, her pitiful cries and scared look on her face when she’s throwing up just break my heart.  I want my happy Hobo back!

PS – THANK YOU Lillian for your wonderful help on Friday.  You helped me more than you know and I am so, so, sorry you caught the plague! I owe you big time!

 67 days to Momma’s graduation!


  1. Oh poor baby! I'm so sorry they are all still sick!

    Sorry I couldn't come help out on Friday. If you need anything when you get back to town, just let me know.

  2. I am so so so so sorry! I really hope things start looking up today. :(
    Let me know if we can do anything!

  3. At least she still has it in her to tip her hat to you mamma...poor baby ) :

    PS. Check out my page... I have a pic of my OWN "hobo" baby, ha!

  4. I am so sorry they are sick, if it were not for that we would have been there. Praying for them to get better! WooHoo 67 days!!!!

  5. sounds yucky! stomach bug is the worst because it seems like everyone in the house catches it. keeping my fingers crossed that you don't!

  6. Poor baby!! I hope she is better soon :(


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