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We had an interesting day. Joe took the kids to school. About an hour after school started, someone called and said that Gilbert was not feeling well. Joe talked to Gilbert, and Gilbert said that he was hot. We asked the person calling if Gilbert had a fever, and they said that he did not. So, Joe told him to drink some water and try to go back to class.
The switch on the pump in the bottom of the well quit working. So, Joe had to pull the pump out of the bottom of the well to fix it. In doing so, the pipe broke, and some of the fittings went inside the pump. Right in the midst of dealing with that, the school called again and said that Gilbert was running a fever. So, Joe went to the school. He went ahead and brought all three kids home because he did not know how long it was going to take him to get the pump back in working order.
Gilbert has not been feeling too perky for the past couple days, but he had not had a fever up until today. He started having pain in his lungs today. He was doubled over in pain. We went to the pharmacy, explained his symptoms, and got the medicine for pneumonia. He was burning up but had the chills. He was miserable. After a couple rounds of Tylenol and Ibuprofen, his fever broke. We have an air conditioner in our bedroom; so, we had him in there trying to cool him down. The power went off; thankfully it was only off for a few minutes.
Joe was able to get the pump working and got everything put back together. When that switch on the pump is working, we can just turn our pump on up at the top of the hill to get water instead of going down the hill to the well to switch the pump on down there.
A little before supper, Danny said that his chest was hurting. He did not eat much at supper. After supper, he lay down on the couch and started screaming because his back hurt so badly. He has a high pain tolerance; if he is letting us know that he hurts, he really hurts!! We gave him some medicine and rubbed him down with Vicks. He lay back down on the couch and fell asleep. He had a fever too, but it was gone by bed time. Bonnie had a slight fever early in the week and kept saying that her ribs hurt. Hers was a milder case, but she is still complaining of pain off and on. So, it will be a weekend at home for me and the children. Pray for a speedy recovery and that Joe and I won’t get it.
Bonnie was going back and forth between the two brothers tonight to check on them. I asked her if Gilbert had fallen asleep. She said, “Let me go check on my poor Gilbert.” She came back to report that his eyes were still open.
Joe, Laura, Gilbert, Danny, and Bonnie