I am always torn between lovin' and kissing on Eli all the time, and avoiding it because of germs. I never know quite what to do. I don't want to miss any opportunity, but I don't want to put him at risk of sickness either. Well, please pray that I didn't choose wrong yesterday! Hg started with a high temp and cough yesterday, so Vic took her to the doc and she has viral bronchitis!! And today, I'm starting with a cough and chest pain, no fever yet. I did a lot of lovin' on him and Caleb yesterday, and Abbey ate after me. This surely would put him in the hospital if he gets it at her level. Her temp is 103 with meds, and he would never cough as hard as he would need to in order to keep his lungs clear. I am very fearful of this. If I got it that easily (I was only around her mostly on Wednesday, Vic was with her yesterday, thinking we were keeping me "clean".), we will all have it. So, this mask is my accessory today, and Eli has one, too. Hoping it's not too late.
We are feeling pretty "poorly", as my mom used to say, at the Williams house. Hg continues to feel really bad, can't detect any improvement, I have gotten worse, and Eli threw up this morning right after he took his meds, so we don't know if we need to give them again or not, don't want to get in another seizure situation, calling the doc now. I'm suspecting Caleb is getting what hg and I have, but I'm highly sensitive to each little time he clears his throat. So far Vic is juggling it all, and this is one situation where Abbey's reclusivity might protect her. Pray that Hg turns a corner, she is miserable, and that goes against her nature to feel that way, and to be away from others so long. She loves being with friends and doesn’t like missing out on things, especially as summer is coming to a close, so it's getting to her a bit I suspect Eli’s nausea is from progression, so we need to get well to deal with that, and don't need Vic getting sick, evidently it takes a while to get over whatever this is.
We are hanging in there. Yesterday was the worst day for me and Hg, and Caleb started running a fever last night, so he is now quarantine in his room, with his worst day to come. Vic, abbey, and Eli so far doing ok, but if Caleb's got it, I don't see how any of them will
miss it. And, Wow! Whatever this is, is a bear. Today, my temp and general body aches are finally controlled by meds, but if I let three hours go by without anything, it quickly jumps. Same with hg. She is still struggling, but I suspected that she was partly fighting a sinus infection by now, so she went back to the doc, came home with more meds. Eli has been fairly chipper for him today, even went with the wheelchair to Lowes with Vic to, not just get out of the house, but to get off the couch, since he doesn't seem to be sick, and seemed to feel decent. We also made Abbey tag along to get her out. Here's a little video of Eli talking with Vic about a Three Stooges episode where the stooges are union soldiers dresses as confederate soldiers. You probably can't understand him, but you can tell how much he loves the Three Stooges, and that he feels pretty good.
Hg and I are feeling better, Caleb is quarantine with it, but so far Vic, Eli and Abbey seemed to have escaped. Eli is starting to struggle with several things that would indicate progression: slurred speech regularly, intermittent incontinence, fatigue, lack of appetite or thirst, further instability in walking. We are starting him on a steroid that we've been holding until the last minute, just because once you start it, he can't come off of it, but it can
provide some temporary relief from these symptoms for him by reducing inflammation. He is at "therapeutic" levels with the one chemo. We have not heard from the lab testing, and his doctor is out of the country until Tuesday. (sigh) we have an appointment with her on Wednesday, so pray we make it, and that it will matter.