Friday, July 17, 2009

FYI....Swine Flu Test was Positive!!

Conversation upon arrival in Guatemala City airport:
Lindsey: "Why are so many of the workers wearing face masks?"
Chris: "Swine Flu"
Lindsey: "Should we be worried?"
Chris: "Lindsey, we are NOT going to get the swine flu!!"

Fast Forward to Sunday...leaving Guatemala City (5 days later):
Lindsey: "Chris, I feel terrible!! My head is pounding and my throat hurts so bad."
Chris: "You probably just have a cold."
Lindsey: "Are we there yet (asked 14 thousand times on the flights...because I was so miserable)?!"

Fast Forward 5 More Days....Doctor's Office Calls with Test Results:
Dr. Leichner: "I regret to inform you....the test was positive for H1N1 (aka Swine Flu)."

Although this really isn't funny, sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying! So much has happened in the last week and I have so many stories to tell. But, I feel too sick to tell them yet. Please just pray that Chris, Eliana, and my mom don't get sick. We have been quarantined since Monday because my doctor was concerned I had it. Needless to say, we are going stir crazy!! On a really sad note (it seems petty but I have been looking forward to it for months).....I am not allowed to go to NYC with my sister Lauren on Wednesday. We had planned our 1st ever "Just Sisters" trip to help Leah move back home from NYC. I can't believe I can't go. Thanks for praying!!

Love you all,


Vanessa said...

Sending well wishes your way!! Praying for a speedy recovery!!

The Heinrichs said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe you have the swine flu! I am praying you get better and don't pass it on!

Get better! I would tell Chris to wait on you hand and foot but maybe he should just slip you a few crackers and popsicles under the door! Just kidding!

Love ya!

PS ... I can understand about your plans...I would be very upset!

Kim W said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, and the flu leaves for good - no passing it on to anyone else.
Sorry about your plans for the Just Sisters trip. I can only imagine how disappointing that is.

emily said...

So very sorry! That is terrible. Hope you feel better soon.

Cheri said...

Bless your hearts!!! I hope you both are 100% quickly. God speed!

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

Precious Lindsey,

Our hearts hurt with yours about your diagnosis and ruined plans!
We are lifting you up in prayer as you mend. We are just so grateful that you ARE getting well!

We love you so much!

Mary Helen and John

Katie said...

WOW ... I saw the masks in the airport and was wondering the same thing . We were there at the same time . Hope you feel better SOON

Mamita J said...

Oh my goodness, Lindsey! I hope you feel better soon and can end the quarantine. :-(

Hugs to you,

Amy said...

Oh my...I was there with Katie at the same time. I'm so sorry you are feeling so miserable and that your plans have been cancelled. I hope you have a speedy recovery. I'll be praying for you!

Laurie said...

Oooh my! Bless your heart. Praying you have a speedy recovery.

(Hub) Just another Thinker said...

Be praying for you girl... and tell chris that his friend form Guate the one that helped him to rent the surfer board misses him a lot.

Amanda said...

oh my goodness, lindsey!! i will definitely be praying for you and that no one else gets sick... feel better soon!

Debbie said...

Oh no, I am praying for you!!!


Becca said...

OH, no! Praying for you! I am leaving on Wednesday to work at Hermano Pedro... Praying for me, too!

Peace and Hugs,

Tracey said...

Feel better SOON!! So sorry!!

Bobbi said...

Praying for your health, and that noone else gets it!! HA!! To think we were immune to that when we were there. Sorry you weren't!!

Hope you can get out soon. Sorry you have to miss your special plans

Rhonda said...

hoping you are better soon. just so sorry that this happened.