Weekend Review: A Visit from the Stomach Bug


This is what my house has looked like this past week. Starting last Friday, a nasty little stomach virus has decided to stop in for a visit. Suffice it to say, this will probably be my shortest review post to date. The weird thing about it is that it started with Summer, the second youngest, and progressively worked through the rest of the children in exact order of youngest to oldest. Weird, right?

There hasn’t been much going on around here this week, other than lying around watching Netflix and some reading. On Monday, I scheduled an appointment for a tubal ligation, something that I never thought I would do, and I’m still not 100% sure I’ll go through with it. I wrote a post about it to help sort through my thoughts, but I did leave one crucial piece of information out. I’m scared to death of surgery because my father passed away from a gastric bypass. There, I said it. Hearing my doctor warn me that a risk is that they could puncture another organ or I could develop an infection will affect me more than the average person, considering what happened to my dad. His stomach leaked, and he got an infection that went to his brain. See where I’m coming from? I’m also petrified of being put to sleep because my father was put in a medically induced coma, and he never woke up. You can tell me that those two things are completely different until the cows come home, but all I keep thinking is I might not wake up. My dad didn’t.

Tuesday was pretty low-key. We read some poetry from Longfellow, and then the kids went about their own more subdued routine because of how everyone was feeling. By this point London was feeling better and was able to play with some dinosaurs that were given to us.


Wednesday was, by far, the worst day.Devin, Dillon, Arianna, and I all got it, and the rest of the younger kids were all still recovering (poor Luke has had a belly ache since Monday. I think a doctor appointment is in his future.) We all lounged around watching “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” and Tad the Lost Explorer (this is actually a really cute movie on Netflix, in which the kids will learn about archaeology and the Incan civilization).

Thursday I woke up feeling much better, so after Arianna and I took Kenzie for her well visit, we went to the library.

Here Arianna was pretending to be the doctor and was asking me all sorts of preliminary questions. She'd be great in the health care field.
Here Arianna was pretending to be the doctor and was asking me all sorts of preliminary questions. She’d be great in the health care field.
Don't mind the hair- remember March winds!
Don’t mind the hair- remember March winds!

On Friday, Devin, Dillon, and Arianna will be going to March Madness at our church for youth group. It’ll be five hours of playing games with kids from other churches. Hopefully, nobody will have a relapse and have to miss it.

Saturday Devin will go to her drawing and painting class again. She has some work being displayed at the art show right now, but we won’t be going until March 31 for the open house.

Devin at her art class
Devin at her art class
This is a drawing Devin made of her friend for her birthday.
This is a drawing Devin made of her friend for her birthday.

Prayers going your way that none of you have or had a week like this one. Have a great weekend!

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Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

14 thoughts on “Weekend Review: A Visit from the Stomach Bug”

  1. I am sorry you guys have all been so sick!

    And, btw’s…I have been praying for you and your body and everything..

    Loves! ❤


  2. Oh no. Tricky infections. Hopefully they all feel 100% again. Big hugs to you all. Also, Devin is such an amazing artist! I’m sorry to hear about your dad and the trauma it has caused you. Stay strong!


  3. So sorry that the flu hit you guys so hard 8( You go thru it and the other side is glorious now! Love that picture that Devin did! I will keep you on my prayer list. I pray your anxiety about the surgery goes away and all is successful!


  4. So sorry about the flu type bug that hit your home. It’s never fun when that happens. I wish I could give you words of encouragement towards your surgery but all I can say is pray. I know your fears well as I have some of the same myself though related to my grandfather. Heck, I won’t even apply for a job at our local cleaners because my grandmother used to work at one and developed lymph and lung cancer (20 years apart) due to the chemicals used in the dry cleaning process and she died from the second cancer, though they’ve changed the chemicals since then it still scares me with the association of the two… My prayers are with you.


    1. Thank you. Everyone is fine now, but they did miss March Madness because we didn’t think running around for five hours would have been a good idea after how weak they were.


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