23 May 2007
Well, Peter's sick now. He's been ill for a few days and getting progressively worse with vomiting. He's headed to the doctor at 4:30 to see what's going on. We're not sure if it's the same thing as I have or if he picked up something else on one of his 2 trips to Africa. I'm doing much better, although my appetite and energy level are still almost nonexistent. Evidently they may not come back for a while. (It's a great diet plan. I lost 4 lbs in a week without vomiting!) Garty's bloodwork was encouraging. We're headed to a specialist at St. Christopher's next week (8:30am on a weekday in the city... yuck!) to see if there are any long term concerns. We appreciate your prayers for all of us, especially Peter as he is really miserable. Having been equally miserable last week, I want desperately to be able to fix everything for him. On the up side, the kids have been unbelievably well behaved over the past week and a half of having only partially functional parents. I almost always doze off during Garty's nap times, and the older 2 just play around me. On 2 occasions I woke up to a (frighteningly) quiet house and discovered that they had curled up and fallen asleep as well! The house is still standing, and my mom is coming tomorrow afternoon to clean and make it livable again. So that's life 6 weeks after becoming a family of 5. We have some cute new pictures to share as soon as one of us sitting up for any length of time.