Saturday, November 15, 2008

This post is pretty nasty

Here's the low-down (and I mean LOW):
~The last two weeks we have been trading colds- all of us.
~That came on the heels of Andy's two week back problem.
~Then Monday night Lydie began to vomit, which continued throughout most of the night.
~Everyone stayed home on Tuesday and Wednesday. It appeared we were healed.
~The colds were a little better, so we went on our field trip Thursday.
~Thursday evening Toot got the stomach bug.
~Lydie had an upset stomach, this time at the other end, if you know what I mean.
~Friday we all stayed home again. Jaybird's cold was not getting better, but worse.
~This morning I took Jaybird to the doctor- sinus AND ear infection.
~Tonight Andy is nauseous. Now 3 of the 5 of us have colds, the baby has a cough.
~Oh, and the clencher, the cat got into the stew...and threw up.

Now for the math. That's:
5 colds
1 sinus infection
1 ear infection
2 stomach bugs
1 more, possibly
1 sick cat
5 soiled cushions or carpet spots to scrub
2 trash cans to rinse
5 nasty "upset tummy" diapers today
3 board games played with the sick kids
4 new movies watched
1,000 legos underfoot
1 crazy mom!


Bloom Where You Are Planted said...

Holy Cow!! It does not get much worse than that!

Hang in there, sweet friend! I'll be praying for you!

Hope you can do something JUST for YOU this weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

as a pediatrician I suggest using Nasopure as a way to keep the kids healthy

Anonymous said...

what a day....

the best thing for Ear infectionis the eardoc. With the Eardoc there relay inst any problem. as it is non invasive and it treats the problem and not the symptoms

Jackie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! I can SO relate to the madness that is a sick family! Hang in there, Mommy! It doesn't seem like it, but eventually everyone will be better again. The blessing in this is that the kids are blessed with overall good health!

Jennifer said...

Oh my! Maybe this will be it for the season. : )

Hope things are on the up...

Jennifer said...

Fa la la la la. Tis the season, evidently.

Last week my mom went to help my sister (who has morning sickness going on - praise the Lord for the miracle baby, but please halt the vomiting at any time!) with her one year old...
and proceeded to go home and commence the throwing up.

So, my poor sister is now dealing with diarrhea diapers, too - and that is doubly hard when you're already nauseous yourself!!

Which I'm betting you probably understand...
but I'm also hoping you're all on the mend.

My heart goes out to you - I know how that is, and the desperation that goes with it: "is the world still turning? I want to get back on!!" :) Somehow we lose perspective during weeks like that. The world shrinks down to the size of your square footage.

I will pray for you tonight that you will be able to maintain your sanity. I will also be praying that WE WON'T GET IT! :)


jkear said...

You might try an EarCheck for your next ear infection ( I used it on my daughter and it works. It confirmed she had an infection so I gave her some Tylenol so she could sleep and then went to the doc in the morning and he confirmed it. It is great peace of mind!