Monday, December 13, 2010

In Sickness and Health

The Holiday season is in full force as well as cold's around our house. It's been a great week! To catch everyone up both little boys have colds complete with fevers this week. I feel so bad for them. Other than Tylenol and sucking out their noses there just isn't much I can do for them which makes me feel miserable. I don't like it when my kids are sick. I want to make them better instantly and I can't do that. I feel helpless. In addition to the little one's having colds Mr. Hubs and I have colds as well. Mr. Hubs has a yucky cough with his. He always has the need to cough at really awkward times. Such as when we are putting the boys to bed. It's funny to watch him try to muffle the cough and the look of panic in his face. I know he can't help it. I haven't gotten the cough. I just have the miserable runny nose, chest congestion and all around lousy feeling. I have a very low tolerance to medication. For some reason I still think that I can take cold medication and function properly. It's been a struggle for me the past few days because I keep taking the medication and it keeps making me feel loopy. When I was in the hospital after having Shrek and Donkey they gave me morphine. Which was great, but there are parts about those few days I have no memory of. I'm told one of my good friends came to see me and I don't remember her being there or me talking to her. I just remember being itchy.
Mr. Hubs keeps apologizing for making us all sick. I keep reminding him that Diva had a cold with fever a couple of weeks ago. If anyone is to blame it's her. How dare she!! Before children Mr. Hubs and I were never sick. We had the occasional cold but never anything more serious. Since children I feel like we have a revolving door of illness. I get excited about summer time and warmer weather because I know we will all be sick less.
I was feeling a little smug just before Thanksgiving. I was looking at Facebook and reading about how everyone and their kids were sick with one thing or the other. I remember thinking to myself "I am so grateful none of us have been sick. We haven't even had colds!" Well not two days later Diva has a fever. Yay...and so it began. I will admit that we have faired far better this fall than last. By Christmas last year we all had a handful of colds, Diva had H1N1 and regular flu and I had strep throat and bronchitis. So, we are fairing better than last year. It's just miserable when you are in the midst of it.

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