Cold and flu that is.
I'm so not ready for the Christmas season.
We've all been sick over the past week or so. Feels like months already.
First, it started with Bup having the stomach flu...off and on for three days.
Then, W & B started vomitting. It was a sleepless night laying in bed between these two while B is vomitting in the bathroom and W likewise into a fuschia tupperware container beside me. Then to top all that goodness off I was hit by a harsh chest cold, which is always hard for me, always lung oriented. Add to this work, parenting, and sleep deprivation results in an exhausted family. Finally the spilling has long ended. I am on the mend but all the men (big & little) in our household now have a cold which brought us a night in emerg at Children's because Bup keeps spiking a fever at night...230am to be exact....which isn't really emerg material except due to his seizure history. Fevers are a little troublesome as it makes him at risk for those seizures to come back especially when he's not eating or drinking and therefore not getting his meds.
Ah, it's been a wonderful couple of weeks.
Now, after all that whining and complaining, I should add that we are on the mend! Bup hasn't had a fever for two nights now. I feel human tonight. B is taking Buckley's with the fear that I am trying to kill him by making him drink a balsam tree in a bottle. W is a little drippy and has a little cough as does Bup. Wuhoo....we are on the mend!
Maybe it has something to do with the scent of Lysol as I spray down the house every morning? Or bleach as toys are bleached? Or maybe the doses of Kick It, Vitamin C, and Multi vitamins that I am forcing on all of us. (Can I just ask one thing though...why is it necessary to put sugar and dye in children's vitamins?!? Argh! My local favorite health store was all out of children's vitamins today....a two month supply sold in a week!)
Or maybe it's the scent of Vicks Vapo Rub wafting from W as he rubbed himself down from head to toe while I was tucking in Bup this morning. W's face is still shiny & his hair greasy! That's why his eyes were watering...not due to the cold!
So, what are you doing to ward off the Cold & Flu beasties this season? You know, besides living in a bubble.