6:00 pm Bella has a blow out diaper at church. Amie brings her home early.
8:00 pm Bella goes down for the night (or so we think).
9:00 pm Tim and kids get home from church. Nathan's throat hurts.
9:15 pm Bella has another blow out diaper and refuses to be comforted.
10:00 pm Tim and his coughing, scratchy-throated self takes medicine and goes to bed. Amie and Bella try to sleep on the couch.
11:45 pm Bella's fever goes down and she finally quits fidgeting enough to fall asleep on a pallet
beside the couch.
1:05 am Isaiah throws up twice -in his bed and on the floor. Amie cleans up, changes sheets, and supplies Izzy with a vomit bucket and dose of acidophilus. Amie wakes Tim up and gives him acidophilus. Tim starts coughing. Amie feels bad but still thinks coughing is better than vomiting.
2:00 am Amie returns to the couch and listens for sounds of puking, pooping, and coughing.
4:00 am Isaiah throws up again -in the bucket, thankfully!
4:30 am Amie returns to the couch and Bella begins moaning and passing ridiculous amounts of gas in her sleep.
5:00 am Amie pats Bella and thinks of our friend Cory Thornton (stationed in Japan with the Marines) who is just about 8 hours out of surgery for an elbow that is broken in two places. Amie is very thankful for the dose of perspective and wonders how to say "hurl" in Japanese.
5:45 am Tim takes Amie's place on the couch and sends her to the bedroom. Tim continues coughing. Bella starts crying. Tim tries to get her back to sleep on his chest.
6:00 am Nathan screams for his daddy because he is coughing his head off. Tim carries Bella with him to give Nathan some medicine.
Unbeknownst to them, Tim and Amie share a moment of prayerful relief that the sun will be up soon and this night will end.
9:00 am Everyone is up. No more vomiting so far. Bella is a crab. Amie is a crab. Tim is going to try and put in a couple of hours of work. We are out of Children's Tylenol and Motrin. There is carpet to clean and laundry to do.
Projected for 2:00 pm -FAMILY NAP!