Gotta keep going...

We have a "sick house" here! Zack has been feeling bad since last Sunday with a sore throat, cough, headache, and some days a low-grade fever. He's only missed a day and a half of school because of so many obligations. This morning at 3:30, I woke up with a terrible sore throat and headache. Needless to say, I'm still in my jammies and forcing myself to get up and catch up on the laundry from last week.

After a long, rough, week at school, I had to show houses for 3 hours yesterday afternoon and then head back over to the school because Gary was helping run sound for our first "Battle of the Bands". Zack played the keyboard in one of the groups and they did a great job---but it was a long day and I was exhausted and ready to get in bed early.

We found out last night by one of the deacons from our former church (who's son was in one of the bands) that a dear friend of ours had just lost her life late yesterday afternoon. She was the church administrator (of our former church), we shared the same birthday, and I sold several houses for them (and extended family) over the years. She was only 58 years old, but suffered with heart trouble and diabetes. She had fallen Friday and broke her leg in 3 places and had to have surgery. Saturday, in intensive care, she seizured and coded and they couldn't revive her. These are all the details we know so far. Gary left a message for her husband last night expressing our deepest sorrow. I know we'll be going to the funeral some time this week. We want to go for her husband, but are not looking forward to seeing some people from the church, as things did not end well there. And that's a whole other story for another time...

Well, the laundry calls...and so does my electric blanket!

8 sweet friends had to say...:

Lynne said...

I hope you and Zach feel better soon. No fun being sick. So sad about the lady from your former church. 58 is too young.

Jennifer said...

Awww, Tracey. I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. I pray you feel better soon.

Lyndy said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. I pray all of you get to feeling better. Sounds like you all need some good rest.

Hugs, Lyndy

Tonja said...

Sorry to hear or the 'bug' at your house. It takes a lot out of you.

Sorry'bout your friend. That is so sad. I know going will be hard..but it is the right thing to do. You'll have the strength you need.


Profbaugh said...

Hey Tracey,

I feel your pain. . . been there the past week+ and I'm still under the weather. Hope both you and Zach recover soon. Hang in there and if you're looking for some sickness wisdom (at least things I learned) head over to my blog.

Praying for you guys,

Musicaljean said...

Put that Zicam to work! (Aren't you and Kat the ones that suggested that to me a few months ago?) I got the nasal gel, Rapid Melts, and throat spray, and I am SOLD. I have had sore throats and head colds threatening me numerous times since then, but I give them the big punch with Zicam, my good old Hall's Defense Lozenges (a lot more than the recommended 4 per day), and many cups a day of my mint green tea. So far I've been able to quickly chase them away.

How sad to hear of another death. I just learned of the death of the wife of one of my high school classmates. Also too young. I will pray for you and Gary as you go back to this sad event in this uncomfortable setting. Grief is a good thing to pull people together, so I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I hope y'all get better soon. A Battle of the Bands is tough enough... when you are feeling 100%.
NyQuil and Vicks Vapor Rub!

justabeachkat said...

Jean is right. I swear by the Zicam nasal gel. I sure hope you and Zach are better real soon.

How sad about your friend. I'll pray for the family.


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