Pee, poop, puke, fever, blood

Have you ever had one of those days that at some point if you don’t laugh, you’ll just cry? That’s today.

First thing this morning, I discover that I had not closed the overnight bed bag, so when Tim used his catheter last night, it dripped right through the bag, onto the floor, through the floor and onto the basement floor.

Then, Tim came home from work early because his Miralax has started to work just a little too well. For those of you unfamiliar with Miralax, it is a stool softener/laxative. Only for Tim it has not worked as well as the doctors had been predicting. It is still quite unpredictable for him. So now, when the urge to go finally does hit, he really doesn’t have time to get to the bathroom at all. Cleanup #1 complete.

Then, Simon came home from day camp just dragging. He went upstairs and laid down. When it was time for him to go to his baseball tournaments, he was napping. He got up and got ready, we went to the ball fields, and he promptly laid down on the grass. Sure thing, I felt him and he was burning up. After one inning, we came back home and he went to bed.

When Simon and I got home, Tim informed me that the Miralax had done its work again. To the bathroom we went. This time he decided to just sit on the toilet the rest of the night. Cleanup #2 complete.

Then, our ALS volunteer Annah arrived. She started furiously working on my kitchen. I needed that so badly. Now I sit and see a sparkling kitchen. Thank you Annah!

Next, Micah came in with a bleeding toe at the same time that Simon was ringing his bell from his bed. Annah volunteered to help Micah. I looked at her and asked “Blood or fever?” She confirmed “blood” and I went upstairs to discover that Simon had thrown up in his drawer. Annah chose wisely! Thankfully, there were only a few Legos in that drawer and thankfully he had mostly just water in his belly when he threw up. Cleanups #3  and #4 complete.

Annah and I headed down to the basement to tackle the problem from this morning. Turns out it mostly dripped on a book that just became disposable. Only a small amount landed on my rug down there. Thanks to a friend’s wet/dry vac, we got that cleaned up. Cleanup #5 complete.

Simon rang the bell again. This time he used a bucket. Cleanup #6 complete.

I sent Annah to McDonald’s to get all of us (minus Simon) a treat. While they were gone, I helped Tim finish up in the bathroom. By now, it was 9:00, so he went right to bed. Cleanup #7 complete.

And last, but not least, Luke comes in having wiped out on Simon’s bike. His knee was bleeding all over. Required 3 band-aids. Cleanup #8 complete.

That covers everyone in my family except myself and the dog. And it covers every bodily fluid discussed in semi-proper company. I now have a headache, I’m taking some excedrin migraine and going to bed.

My challenge to you is: give me some Scripture verses to hang onto on days like these! Where in the Bible does it tell you how to deal with a day that starts with pee and ends with blood?


2 thoughts on “Pee, poop, puke, fever, blood

  1. Hi Barb
    Something that sticks with me when we have had pressing issues with Luke is that God is with me. See Isaiah 43:1-2 “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

    Remember God is with you. What a promise.

  2. OK Barb you asked for it – try Leviticus 15:1-15

    The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When any man has a bodily discharge, the discharge is unclean. Whether it continues flowing from his body or is blocked, it will make him unclean. This is how his discharge will bring about uncleanness: “‘Any bed the man with a discharge lies on will be unclean, and anything he sits on will be unclean. Anyone who touches his bed must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. Whoever sits on anything that the man with a discharge sat on must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. “‘Whoever touches the man who has a discharge must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. “‘If the man with the discharge spits on someone who is clean, that person must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. “‘Everything the man sits on when riding will be unclean, and whoever touches any of the things that were under him will be unclean till evening; whoever picks up those things must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. “‘Anyone the man with a discharge touches without rinsing his hands with water must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. “‘A clay pot that the man touches must be broken, and any wooden article is to be rinsed with water.

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