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Ladyvol  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 5678)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 9:12 PM


This has been a bad week at my house and I need some cheerful uplifting words from my family here to get me through the rest of this week...Tim, my oldest son has been sick with strep throat all week and if he is no better by Monday the doctor wants to do an mono test...that could mean hospitalization for him if he has it...My youngest son Justin, almost broke his foot running relays in ROTC and we had to rush him to the ER...Thank God nothing was broken! It was only a sprain...then this afternoon my hubby was coming home from town in my van and got hit...thankful he wasn't hurt as the airbags deployed and he was wearing his van though is totalled!
So, any words of cheer and encouragement would be greatly appreciated...You all know I love, thanks at least for letting me vent....

Keithr81052  (Level: 151.5 - Posts: 147)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 9:24 PM

just remember you are loved by all your friends here, and we are always here for her to help in anyway that we can, and be thankful that things weren't as bad as they could have been. You are in my thoughts and prayers always


Oogie54  (Level: 211.1 - Posts: 1120)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 9:29 PM

Ohh sorry to hear that Vickie, they say trouble comes in threes,so count on better news arriving. Don't forget you'll need a break as caregiver though....take care of yourself too! Danny

Gypsylady  (Level: 149.5 - Posts: 6108)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 9:35 PM

I had no idea, Vickie, you were having such a bad week. Maybe that's why you didn't call me. I'm really sorry all of this is happening to you, and hope things get better (MUCH) better, fast. Just hang in there, and hopefully your boys will be okay, and glad Randy wasn't hurt, but sorry about your van. Talk to you later,


Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 9:38 PM

Vickie, you're in our thoughts and prayers! So sorry to hear that your last few days have been so horrid.

My daughter recently had mono. She was very ill for several days, took a few weeks to recover fully, but now she's just fine. Strep throat does indeed often accompany mono. The thing that helped Lily the most was taking the steroids for her throat. If he has mono, and they give you the option, by all means let him take them! You'll notice a marked improvement within 24 hours.

Feel better, Vickie! Onward and upward!


Mplaw51  (Level: 185.5 - Posts: 1580)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 9:39 PM

Yikes! Good thought and prayers are speeding your way. Thank God for airbags and seatbelts! I hope it all works out for your son with mono and it will be a challenge to keep the other off the bad foot until it heals I'm sure!
Take care of yourself as you take care those you love.

Bigbird  (Level: 250.7 - Posts: 3354)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 9:43 PM

It does seem like it's been the pitts for you. Things do seem to go in clumps like that. And then, they get better. Keep the faith -


Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 9:44 PM

Ok Vickie, here goes "Chick's Cheer Up"

If your son Tim has mono, it's curable, gonna suck in the interim, but he'll be fine.

The sprained ankle will heal, he'll be fine.

The van is just that, a possesion that can be replaced. I work for the dreaded insurance company and have seen many fatalities, so I keep that in perspective at all times when it comes to "stuff", it's just STUFF. Hubby's fine.

The way I see it you had a GREAT week!! One sick kid who will be fine, one kid with no broken bones and a husband alive and fine who still loves you...WIN/WIN.


(Feeling kinda glass 1/2 full today, can you tell?)

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2402)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 9:45 PM

Great Big (((HUGS))) for a member we all love so much!

I pray God watches over you gently, and blesses you with His loving kindness.

Hugs again, Bev

Headylamar  (Level: 154.8 - Posts: 740)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 9:53 PM

Hi Vickie,
Boy, sometimes when it rains, it pours! I sympathize, believe me.. Ten days ago my husband's van was rear-ended while he was driving a legal 55mph and his vehicle was totaled as well! An idiot was attempting to beat another idiot in a street race and John's van got in the way. The good news is that my little grandson was riding in the third seat of the van and both he and his papa escaped injury, even though the rear door came within inches of his little self and the rear window blew in on him! Thank you God and bless the inventor of seatbelts! Meanwhile, I sit here with a raving sore throat of my own! Hah! The bottom line is. They are well. The car will be replaced. And I know I'll feel better in a day or two.

God bless you and your family and know this too shall pass.

Love, Heady

Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 10:01 PM

I am not religious...But there is a saying in my family for when times get tough...

"It's the anonymous hand of fate".

You and your family will all be okay and weather whatever occurs in your life.

Just trust that things will be better and love one another. It will work.


Ladyvol  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 5678)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 10:38 PM

You all are the nicest bunch of family a girl could have!...I feel a lot better now after reading what you all wrote...You have always been there for me and I do appreciate it so much...Just know that each and everyone of you are loved and I'm so glad that you're my second family!
God Bless Ya'All...

Diva305  (Level: 153.7 - Posts: 1657)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 10:42 PM

Oh Vicki! Soooooo sorry to hear you're having a bad time.
Three of your men are troubled; you'll just have to be the matriarch that I'm sure you are and hold them all together. I know you can with all your love.

Thank G-d it isn't worse
Hang in there and take care of yourself too! They need you now.
I will pray for strength for you and your fam.

a/k/a Nurse Ratchett
*That's that they call me when they're sick-lol-it makes them better REAL fast

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 11:13 PM

Venting is a GOOD thing. Glad you have friends here to listen and help lighten the load. Give your family a big hug. You're not alone in weathering the storm and you're due for a turnaround. Hang in there.


Alvandy  (Level: 242.1 - Posts: 7733)
Thu, 17th Apr '08 11:46 PM

Sometimes, stressful events that affect our personal lives come in bunches, usually when they're least expected.
It can be overwhelming and the stress that results saps our inner strength.
Coping is difficult, and it is so important that close family and friends can be there to lend support and encouragement.

I'll add my well wishes and encouragement along with the many Sploofus friends you have.

I hope your family members [Tim, Justin and your husband] recover quickly. But don't forget to take care of yourself too.

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 6:01 AM

Well said, Chickfbref1. I know things appear to be overwhelming but Chickfbref1 is right. Everything is fixable.

Just take a very deep breath and let all of these worries and troubles disappear as you breathe out.

Sometimes it can be over-whelming when you have a bunch of problems all at once so let us help you carry the load for a little bit so you can rest. You don't have to do it alone!

Take care and get some rest.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4583)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 6:46 AM

I pray for speedy recoveries and praise God your husband and grandson weren't injured. And I hope you get lots of money when you sue the family of the racers.

My son had mono when he was 4 years old - apparently lots of small children have it but such a light case that parents usually think it's just a cold, and they never need special treatment.

My son's neck was swollen so badly it was like an egg on each side. He was in the hospital listless for 24 hours, 104 degree temp with no relief from IV meds. Doctor came in, took him out for one more test, came back in an hour and said, "Oh, he just has mono, take him home, give him tylenol, he'll be fine!"

And he was fine really soon.

Now for the cheering up: There once was a traveling salesman and.......oh, not THAT cheery?'

Dwayla  (Level: 200.3 - Posts: 150)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 6:59 AM


It's the end of the week God has seen you thru Did you feel the earthquake? We're headed that way and my dh is excited Go figure!

Love you sweetie!!


Joanneeberlin  (Level: 190.9 - Posts: 687)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 7:18 AM

Hope things get better for you and your family soon. Life can give you some unexpected events but like Chick said everyone is fine (or will be) and it could have been a lot worse. Keep smiling Vic, you know you have lots of friends that will send you positive energy, and that's all good.


Zeedee  (Level: 235.6 - Posts: 1088)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 8:24 AM

I hope things are looking up. I know how exhausting these troubles can be. Please be sure to get plenty of rest. It helps heal the "frazzles." (((hugs)))

Beckyjs  (Level: 85.7 - Posts: 36)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 9:01 AM

I've been there, done that, etc......but the sun will come up tomorrow.Just hang in there! Best to you....Becky

Lucimoore  (Level: 194.3 - Posts: 1738)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 9:16 AM

I send good thoughts and lots of caring to you Vicky. Thank God your family has someone strong to be there for them all. Take a deep breath and we'll send hugs and prayers to bolster you. Cindy

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 9:32 AM

Chickie took everything I wanted to say.

She does that crap to me all the time.

All the best, Vickie. May tomorrow be better than yesterday, hon. (( ))

Scifidwarf  (Level: 149.1 - Posts: 249)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 9:48 AM

You are in my thoughts and prayers. It's not easy when it all hits you at once. God will take of it though, He's good at that.

Ricksdusa  (Level: 22.6 - Posts: 69)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 10:00 AM

Hey Vickie - just look at it this way: If you're getting it all, then someone else is getting a break. On the big cosmic carousel all things shall pass. I'm sending some positive vibes your way - love and peace to you and your family, from me and mine.

1mks  (Level: 221.3 - Posts: 5931)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 10:02 AM

Take care. Look how many people have your back. Life throws some good curves at us but I believe that is what makes us stronger. Hang in there........this too shall pass. Marsha

Flcyclist  (Level: 132.6 - Posts: 691)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 10:05 AM

Vicky, I'm so sorry to hear of all the problems you and your family are having right now. But at they say, troubles come in 3's, so maybe you've gotten them all out of the way for the rest of the year!

And when you feel at your lowest, remember up is the only place left to go. It WILL get better! Just hang in there and be thankful that things are not any worse than they are! You'll get through it.

Margiematt  (Level: 202.7 - Posts: 389)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 4:40 PM

Vickie, I'm glad no one is seriously hurt. I hope and pray things go better next week for you and your family, and while you are taking care of them, remember to take care of yourself, too.

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.7 - Posts: 3847)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 9:09 PM

If there is any truth in the things come in threes theory, then you should be on the backside of this. We'll be thinking of you all.

Lancaster  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 176)
Fri, 18th Apr '08 9:30 PM

I hope you have gotten all your problems over with in one week , and that you can look forward to many wonderful weeks to come.

Hellborne  (Level: 225.3 - Posts: 47)
Sat, 19th Apr '08 7:27 AM

Zactly right. . .what Chickbref said!!

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