Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Curse of the Cookie Dough


Don't do it! Don't taste that delectable cookie dough. Every time I have put a mound of chocolate chip cookie dough into my mouth I have heard the warning in my head: DO NOT EAT ANYTHING WITH RAW EGGS OR YOU WILL DIE! Well, I'm here to tell you that warning is not some old wives' tale.

And even better advice: DON'T LET YOUR CHILDREN EAT ANYTHING WITH RAW EGGS OR YOU WILL BE PUT IN THE BAD MOTHER HALL OF SHAME!

Yes, Abbey and I are lying in matching hospital beds as I write this, and even though we are feeling much better today, I can't remember ever being as sick as I was these last few days. Being a patient in a hospital in a foreign land hasn't been as scary as I thought it would be, and that is mostly thanks to the skilled, yet ever so sweet Filipino and Indian nursing staff they have here at Al Ahli Hospital. They have been a blessing to our temporarily topsie turvy family life.

The other blessings have come in the thoughtful visitors stopping by with puzzles, books, and games for Abbey and Labello lip care for me, the many phone calls from concerned friends, the grocery store run by our home teachers, the timely delivery of personal items from a good neighbor, the cards and flowers from my children, and the continuous flow of moral support from friends and family for my Superman hubby Brett.

Thanks to all of you who made such a nightmare turn into another reminder of how many wonderful, Christ-like people we have in our lives!

5 comments:

Amy said...

I always thought that was an old wives' tale! Does this mean no more licking the bowl of extra cake mix either?

I'm so sorry! I had no idea. I hope you're home and feeling 100% soon. Love and hugs to you both.

Amy said...

I'm so sorry! That's horrible, I can't even imagine. Really. I can't.

Do you think it has something to do with where you live? Cuz I don't know that I can give up the cookie dough....

ljanlyons94 said...

I am so glad that you are both home and recovering.

Julie said...

Dianna,

I am SO SORRY to hear that you guys have been so sick! I had no idea!

Julie

Richardson Five said...

So glad you are both feeling better. We eat the cookie dough all the time!!! I never think it will happen to us, but I guess you are living proof that it DOES happen. Salmonella is really scary. Glad you guys are okay. We said lots of prayers for you two.