If there was a week so far in the just under 10 years that Chris and I have been together that I could erase, this would be it. Somehow, we managed to have 3 of the 4 of us come down with strep and the stomach virus in one week and we're not quite done yet. I don't want to say too much about Kailey so as to jinx us, but aside from some congestion and teething woes, she has been relatively ok through all of this.
It has been miserable. I have realized there is nothing worse than being so sick yourself AND having to take care of your sick children. I think of all of us, Colin is the one that has had it the hardest which is so unlike him. In the 3.5 years that he has been with us, this is the sickest he has been to date. He started with strep earlier in the week and then barely made a reappearance back at school on Thursday when he came down with the stomach flu that night. His days are mostly spent whining and crying incessantly and aside from 1 pudding he ate that stretched over some time today, he really hasn't eaten in 6 days. However, very unlike him is the fact that he has been drinking a good amount of fluids, particularly pedialyte so that has helped a lot. After speaking with the doctor today who suggested we send him back to school tomorrow, I thought that we would still be keeping him home another day because he is just so miserable. However, he seemed to perk up a tad tonight so we'll see how the night/morning goes. Unfortunately, we all lost our day off tomorrow because of Hurricane Sandy so we don't have that to our benefit.
I am hoping that this is a brighter week and Colin, as well as the rest of us, really start to turn a corner. I would like to see some happier, cleaner, germ-free days in this house soon!
|2nd trip to the doctor in the week...|