Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Family Cold

It looks like we all have a cold.  At this point, Hope doesn't appear to have it.  Sadie has lovingly shared her cold with me and Shawn.  I've been on Advil Cold and Sinus and large doses of Vitamin C and feel not too badly and manage to keep my nose from running like a tap.  Sadie also appears to be improving but is not 100% healthy yet.  Shawn is the strong one, he feels it coming and knows he's in trouble but is fighting it off.  Please pray that these germs do not linger in our family.

Shawn spent the day at the hospital with Hope today, with a mask on.  He felt that she was looking ok although she was very tired.  She slept for 4 hours while he was there and was in his arms for most of the day.  They gave Hope a steroid to try and strengthen her stomach.  She continues on the heart assistance medication and is not able to be weaned off.

I spent the day packing with a friend and made some progress, although the house still appears to be full of stuff!  How we end up with so many things, I will never understand.  If it wasn't snowing, I would consider a garage sale!  I'm hoping to feel well enough tomorrow to go and spend some time with Hope, with a mask on.


  1. nursey will be there soon to help <3 XOXO

  2. When you feel a cold/scratchy throat coming on, hop into a HOT tub and give yourself a "fever" for 15-20 min. Works amazingly to head off a cold. I wouldn't recommend it for kids maybe, but for adults it's a great trick.

  3. Dianne Ducheno/Johnson13 April 2013 at 22:52

    Hugs Amy & praying for each of you to feel better. May God give you each the strength needed to carry on each day. Remember taking those 5 minutes for yourself. In fact enjoy that hot long bath so have been longing to have. Hope sure has her Mommy's stubborn and in this case it is a great strength. May Sunday morning bring joyful news. May God bless each of you and all today & always.

  4. My friends and family all have Hope and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Your strength and trust in god to look after your family is inspirational. I am in ah of your courage every time I read your blog.

  5. praying for you all - for healing and health. for peace and rest. - Annie b in Toronto