Or is it??? It has been quite some time since my last entry. Since then I have dealt with a merry-go-round of fevers. Once one boy gets over it, another one gets it. It is a sad state when you can actually empty an entire bottle of Children's Motrin! *sigh*
Around 2am last night, Tank woke up screaming. I rushed upstairs and he was burning up. I was able to get him into the kitchen but then had to almost collapse onto the floor because I felt so faint. Not like the vapors or anything (you Little House fans know what I'm talkin about), but like I am really going to pass out. You know, you get all woozy-dizzy, flash of cold, and you can't see straight all of a sudden.
So I sent Dash to wake up daddy...my hero! Eventually, the boys will be big enough to carry me to the couch but for now it's just the man himself that can do it. Oh and he gave me a cold glass of water-- with a straw so I could drink and not have to lift up my spinning head (spinning inside...not around like a horror movie...contrary to what some people may say about me). And he dosed Tank up with Motrin for the night as well. Double-sweet of him, huh?
So in the midst of all this, the boys all went down to our bed to crash and I stayed on the couch all night. The weirdest part is that both of my arms started feeling numb...all the way down to my fingertips. I thought surely there was something terribly wrong with me. I honestly could not bring myself to lift my head up, not even an inch. Man, the things you think about when you are woozy-headed and have arms that don't feel right.
When I was in 4th grade, my dad had a brain aneurism. I had a friend die of a brain aneurism at the ripe old age of 22. A few years ago, my big sis had a tumor on her uterus the size of a grapefruit. Is this what it would feel like??? I did have that weird, sharp pain a few days ago. And a couple of weeks ago, I was dizzy for an entire day...hmmmm....
So I'm just laying there in the dark, with my tingly-numb arms, wondering if this is what it feels like to have a brain aneurism...or a tumor... Scary, huh? This further led to thoughts about not having done my Will yet...although I have had the paperwork collecting dust on my nightstand for over 6 months.
So for all of you nightowls out there, have you made a Will yet? Have you set down in writing who will take care of your children should something happen to both you and your spouse? Do you know how much one of those full-body scans costs? I'd really like to get one of those. Honest.
And the BIG question is: Are you ready for eternity? If you were to die today, do you know for sure that you would spend eternity in heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ? While I can't tell you exactly who should watch your dear little ones if something tragic were to happen, I CAN tell you how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and accept Him as your personal Saviour. Just click on that handy-dandy link on my sidebar to e-mail me...and I promise I will answer.
Okay, those are my thoughts for the day, week, year! I promised my sis (the one with the grapefruit sized tumor that the doc actually took a picture of to show us in the waiting room-- yes, it was icky but VERY cool!) that I would go to the doctor about this bodily weirdness. I'll let y'all know what he says...and it better be more than...Well, you know you ARE getting older.....
Oh my, that must have been frightening. You are so right, we have to be spiritually ready...we never know when the Lord will call us home. Things can happen in an instant and He has His plans for us. I pray your "spell" was just a passing flu bug. And, I hope your precious little boys are feeling better soon!!
sorry to hear you are all sick. i hope things are better at your house soon!
I'm so sorry to hear that you have been feeling so weird. Well not weird, you know what I mean. I will lift you up in prayer for healing from whatever is causing these feelings. Praying you have no more dizziness or numbness/tingling!
Actually, we made a will when we had our first couple of kids but haven't revised it in some time. Thanks for the reminder.
I *did* have a tumor, and though is wasn't very serious, it was enough to get me soberly thinking about my future. Isn't it funny how those little inner voices can get you so worked up about your health? Sometimes, they're just your own thoughts, but more often, I've felt like someone else seizes an opportunity and whispers those not-so-sweet nothings in my ear. I've learned that the spiritual battle is a battle for the mind as well as the heart.
Hang in there! I'll be praying for you and your family to get over this ugly bug as soon as possible. Now...what are you doing up? Get back to bed! Just kidding, of course. Everyone knows mom's can't be sick ;-)
I'm sure everything is alright, a couple of moths ago I felt the same way when all 6 childern were sick, and I was averaging about 2-3 hours of sleep for more than a week. It turns out, I just needed a good sleep. I think I got about 5 hours. I felt MUCH better though. My DH wanted me to sleep longer, but it's hard to want to take care of yourself when you know the babes are sick. GET SOME REST! I'm sure your hero can help, or take your parents for granted again.
Overall, I just will pray that you feel better.
I hope he does say, "you're just getting older," and that it's not serious! Go to the doctor!!!
Praying for you!
Oh, Marsha! (((HUGS))) I'll definitely be praying for you today, for physical healing for your entire family and for peace for you.
I hope you and yours start feeling better soon. I think God is trying to tell me something here. I NEVER watch tv in the morning, but I flipped in on for a few minutes this morning to see someone talking about having a will and getting your affairs in order...because you never know. Now you're mentioning wills. Hmmm...
Guess what I haven't done yet.
I even have the Willpower software sitting right here and haven't used it. I can't imagine what would happen to my *nine* children if something were to happen. *GASP*
Hold me accountable, please. I need to get this will done by the end of this month.
Marsha, I'm so sorry to hear you and your boys are not feeling well. However, I had to laugh at your entry. Those are the very same kind of things my mind wanders to when I have sudden pains and or problems. Funny how everything is magnified once you have children. I will pray that you and the boys are free from sickness.
Thank you for your kind words. Love that is not tough when needed, is not love at all. Regretfully it is, at times, tougher on the giver than the receiver.
Every time I leave a comment, guess who I see right above me? YOU! I guess I just stopped by to say GOD BLESS YOU:)
It sounds kinda like what I was going thru when I had that weird 5 day asthma attack and ended up in the ER...anyway, it sounds like you might have gone thru some kind of hyperventilation thing...was your breathing okay?
I would definitely call the doctor to report this..I had a CT of my chest, and it was about $4K, 80% covered by my insurance.
ugh..I can't imagine what a full body would cost.
Call your doc..promise?
It's definitely going around. January was our month. Ugh. I'm still trying to get back on track.
Are you pregnant? Wouldn't explaing the numb arms but you never know? I haven't blogged in a hwile either. I need to get a post up. I've been so busy!
Hope all goes well, and GO TO THE DOCTOR!
Marsha, Marsha, Marsha! Ok, yeah, you've heard that before. It just fit here. I know just what you mean though, I have get a scratch in my leg and I wonder if I will get an infection and would I die from it or would I have to have my leg cut off, and would I feel sorry for myself if I had to learn to do so many things over again, and if I did die what would become of my children? We have a will, and we know exactly where our children will go if I die, but still, how would my death affect them?
I haven't seen much of you over at my blog and I hope you're feeling better soon!
Abiding in the Vine!
oh my word. keep me updated. i don't like that one little bit.
praying for you my friend
Wow, that is scary. The tingly arm thing I don't get. But I can see you feeling very faint with jumping out of bed, running to get your son, etc. Your adrenalin probably shot up out of control. Have your blood sugar checked, too. Your dad...did the aneurism take his life, or did he live?
I'm new around here. . .so just checking out several different blogs. . .your stood out cause I am a mom to 3 boys as well. . .oldest 6 and 4 yo twins. . .they are fun. . .and challenging all at the same time. We have HS'ed for almost 2 years. . .
Go to the doc and get checked out . . . .you never know. . .and I need to get that will done soon. . .
I would like to add you to my friends. . .is that ok
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