Saturday, October 3, 2009

Chicken Versus Pig…

Bowl_of_chicken_soup Well, unfortunately in the chicken versus pig or well versus sick face-off, the pig won.  :(

Seems that although I have done everything right (Flu shots for my little ones in September, encouraging and practicing handwashing, carrying around antibacterial cleanser, and avoiding malls/grocery stores/crowded areas with my little ones) my daughter still contracted the H1N1.  We didn’t even have a chance to get this series of flu shot and we didn’t attend any “Swine Flu Parties”!

Although, we really won’t know because our pediatrician’s office discouraged us visiting while Mary is sick and said that they are no longer testing to confirm and just assuming that this is the proper diagnosis.

So the consensus is, if fever cannot be controlled with Motrin or persists longer than 4 days we need to make a visit to Children’s Mercy Hospital.  I really don’t want to visit Children’s.  Not that they don’t have delightfully helpful staff… just don’t want to see this viral infection get that far or develop into pneumonia.

For the time being, we are pushing the Motrin, fluids, and naps! 

And for entertainment purposes, I thought that I’d share this cute series of photos that I took of Benjamin eating my Polish grandmother’s made-from-scratch chicken noodle soup.  These photos were taken a year ago (exactly) when we traveled to Detroit to celebrate her 88th birthday!  He could NOT get enough of those egg noodles!  They became friends for life that day!


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Is he just not the cutest “Campbell soup kid” you ever saw?!!!  Perhaps I’m biased!


  1. Hey--

    Sorry to hear about Mary--hope she gets to feeling better soon AND no
    one else gets it!
    Let me know if you need anything!

    Good Luck :)


  2. I too hope that You don´t need to go ton the Children´s!

    Over here the first wave og H1N1 is over, but they haven´t started to vaccinate that many yet.

    It sure shows that Your son really liked that chicken noodle soup :-)
    Take care and have a great day now!

  3. Sweet pictures, he's grown so much since then! Poor Mary, I hope she gets well quickly and that the rest of you don't get sick. Take care!

  4. i will pray your darling daughter mary and your whole family will be well... God bless you... x pam

  5. Oh no, not biased. That is dadgum cuuuuuuuute! Sorry to hear about the swine flu love. Many of my friends are getting it and I am finding it is not quite as bad as the media wants to scare us into believing. Whew. My prayers are with you. God bless.

  6. P.S. Please share the recipe and I will post it to my Polish Pottery Blog website.

  7. Praying perfect healing over your family. Chicken soup looks real good.

  8. I hope your little one feels better soon. I'm going to be eating my Mama's homemade version myself this weekend.

    Love your sweet blog...


  9. HOping and praying that Mary is getting better and that the rest of you stay healthy!
    Hugs and Blessings,

  10. Love the look of your blog. Hope your little Mary is on the mend soon!


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