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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Do All Things with Love

Even taking care of a sick husband. Yep. The stomach flu hitched a ride on Steve this weekend and set up shop for a couple days. In my bedroom. Enough said. Steve is a tough guy. And he held his own, but it was unpleasant. All day Sunday I was in and out of his quarantine, and the kids finally asked me how I did it! My answer was simple. I signed up for this. Almost twenty-eight years ago. I did it with love. And Lysol. Lots of Lysol.





My tips?
Be prepared.
I always have Lysol, plastic cups, straws, and Gatorade on hand.
Once the patient is able, he or she can shower.
While this is happening, open the windows, douse the entire area in Lysol, and put fresh sheets on the bed. My Mom did this for us when we were sick, and I still remember how good it felt to put on fresh jammies and climb into a newly made bed with fresh sheets. 
Do all things with love.
Even when the stomach flu pays a visit.


Comments

  1. ME too, I always have those items! We did sign up for it, didn't we? Hope he is ALL better and nobody else gets it. HUGS and PRAYERS coming your way!

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  2. I'm sorry to hear that your hubby was ill over the weekend but glad he had such a wonderful nurse to take care of him. I love all of your tips that you shared. I ALWAYS have Lysol wipes around but will be adding the spray to my shopping list. I love fresh sheets on the bed...if I had the space (and the money to buy that many sheet sets lol) I'd have fresh sheets on the bed every day...sick or not! :) And your very last two sentences just blessed my heart. xo

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  3. Praying Steve feels much better soon. Sounds like you were/are prepared for taking care of him.

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  4. What a beautiful expression of true love always!

    Laura
    going steady with Lowell since 1981,
    married forever since 1986.

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  5. Hope he's feeling better. It's been a rough year for the stomach flu (in this area anyway). Sounds like you took wonderful care of your patient.

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  6. Yikes, nothing worse than that kind of bug.

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  7. Good planner to have all that on hand. I always have Lysol but that's it. Stomach bugs are the worst though. I hope he's back to feeling well and the quarantine worked and everyone was spared.

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  8. Oh no! I hope Steve is feeling better!! He's lucky to have you as a nurse! Hang in there! Whenever possible open the windows and let in the fresh air.
    Praying for a speedy recovery! Tell him we said Hello! : )

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  9. Praying that Steve has a speedy recovery and that the bug doesn't pass through the rest of the family.

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  10. Keep spraying that Lysol! That is a saving grace to reduce the spread...hopefully! Fingers crossed it stops with him. Hope he feels better soon!

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  11. In sickness and in health. Yep... we signed up for it. Hope he is feeling much better!

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  12. Sorry he wasn't feeling well... I'm all about those Lysol wipes too... and clean sheets!

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  13. So sorry your sweetheart has been ill. Of course you took care of him. Love always takes care of each other. Stay well, Billie Jo.

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  14. I’m sorry your husband was sick over the weekend. I hope he is feeling back to normal now. It sounds like you took excellent care of him, though. I always keep Lysol on hand and clean sheets are just the best after you’ve been sick. Hope you are having a good week!

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  15. Thank you for the info about the birth plates!! I know, it's a battle when we have someone sick in the house. It's terrible that we can't open the windows to let fresh air indoors.
    Hope they're feeling better!

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  16. You are such a blessing to your family! I hope your husband is feeling much better. Hugs to you. Juli

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  17. Sort to hear your hubby is sick, I hope he is feeling better.

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