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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

We’re trying to get home…

27th June 2007

It’s been a good trip, and I look forward to sharing lots of great pictures with you. But I’ve got just a second to ask for a favor as we’re heading home…

Brian’s been sick since Monday with an intestinal bug. We had plans to meet my friend, Dena, and her son, Derek, in Wausau for playing at the playground, lunch and splashing at the splash pad before heading to southern IL for the night, and finishing the trip back to AL tomorrow. Well, Brian was feeling somewhat better today, so we headed off. He felt worse and worse as we drove over, but just wanted to rest in the air conditioned car while we played and had lunch. He finally felt too bad, though and tried to come find us in the restaurant and passed out briefly, probably due to dehydration.

Thankfully, Dena and my other friend, Jen, took Analise and the kids to splash, after Jen found out from her sister the best walk-in clinic for us to go to. It was a super choice, as they took good care of us. I only had to manage to get Josiah and a largely incapacitated Brian in to the doctor. He got some meds and some IV fluids and slept, and amazingly, so did Josiah, for most of the time we were there. Analise was an angel when she arrived, and after about 4 hours at the clinic, they sent us home… well, "home" meaning whatever hotel we could find here, instead of the one we had reserved in southern IL.

So, we’re in a hotel in Wausau, Wisconsin, with 14 more hours of travel ahead of us to get back to Birmingham. Toss up a prayer for us… I’m anxious to get us all home, safe and sound, so we can get healthy and get some good rest. It’s hard to take care of a sick husband and 2 lively kids, especially when you’re in a city you don’t know well and your plans are all jumbled up. God took good care of us today, and I know He’ll get us home. I just hope it’s soon!

4 Responses to “We’re trying to get home…”

  1. Michele Kackert Says:

    Happy Anniversary & wishing you strength and peace for your travels home.

  2. Corrie Says:

    Poor Toones! I’m glad the kids are healthy at least! Hope you get home quickly!

  3. Brian Toone Says:

    Thanks for the well wishes… the kids appeared to be healthy, until Analise just woke up super hot and threw up in the car. Not sure we’re going to make it home tonight… we’ll keep you posted.

  4. Jennifer Lehfeldt Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Love and prayers for the entire family. Jennifer

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