eHow finally sent me a reply to my complaint. Again, it was another auto response, and they said that if I could always try editing my articles and resubmitting to see if they would delete them again. Yay!! No sarcasm there!
I've been sick for a little over a week, and am still impressed at what eHow did without me doing ANYTHING to it. I didn't check mail, answer mail, or add any new articles, and still made progress.