Thursday, August 19, 2010

It’s been a while…

Since my kiddos were sick. 

The past year…we haven’t been sick very much at all.  I mean nothing.  Not even so much as a runny nose. 

It’s wonderful when your kids get a little older, their immune systems mature, and they are able to fight off the typical sneezes and sniffles and the occasional doozy of an infection, on their own!

Yesterday, just five short days before the first day of 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, and the Nursing Program…Jack decided to succumb to the germs, and he’s sick!

Strep throat.  An ear infection.  Upper respiratory infection.  And croup!!!

All at once. 

He’s on a double dose of antibiotics, breathing treatments, and steroids, and Tylenol and Ibuprofen round the clock to attempt to keep his fever in check.  He should be right as rain, and no longer contagious by the first day of school, though.

But, what about the rest of us?

My head feels funny and my throat is scratchy…and I’m convinced that Lily and I will come down with this crap, come Sunday!!  We’re the only ones excited about starting school, and it seems like it would fit that we’d be the ones to be stricken with the crud, forcing us to stay home!! 

I know, I know…I shouldn’t be so negative, and I shouldn’t send shit like that into the universe.  Hopefully, it’s just psychosomatic, and it’s nothing.

Hopefully, come Monday…I don’t look anything like this…



Jes said...

poor kid! That's awful to have all of that at once. Better keep the germ juice out and clean and disinfect that house every day. Good luck! Sure hope no one else gets sick.

Stacey said...

I just got over being sick and it sucked! No breathing problems though. Poor kid!

Hope you and Lily don't get it. Pop some vitamins or something??

Dawn said...
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Dawn said...

Sorry for the comment removal. I forgot to proof-read & I just couldn't have that many typos out there in cyberworld.

So here is what I actually meant to type:

Here's wishing your symptoms are all in your head!

Seriously, I hope you and Lily dont' get sick and that Jack gets to feeling better very quickly.

I would hate for you not to be feeling your best come first day of school

Tim said...

Get better soon Jack! Your in our thoughts.


Anonymous said...

poor kid, that totally sucks.

Anonymous said...

Poor Jack! Hope he feels better soon and that you girls don't catch it. I become a super hypochondriac when my kids are sick.

Kimmy said...

Poor kiddo!!!! What luck getting ALL those infections!! What's up with that?!

Hopefully you guys will all be fine, since of course it seems as though he's got you all covered...LOL!

Tracy said...

Poor Guy! Hope he gets better soon, and you all don't get it.

Kameron said...

Poor buddy! I'll keep my fingers crossed that no one else gets it!