Girls v Boys – Stomach Bug

Girls – At the first hint of digestive difficulties, girls stop eating to avoid vomit. They would rather sleep on the bathroom floor than have an accident in their bedroom. Girls will quietly play or watch a cartoon between naps. The first sign of recovery is the girl changing from pitiful to cranky. Even when […]

if I don’t do it . . .

I spent Sunday with no voice, a hacking cough, stuffy nose and an assortment of aches and pains. The cough medicine made me feel like I was sleepwalking in a fog, but it didn’t help reduce the coughing. I swallowed Tylenol just before a coughing fit and one of the pills shot back out. I […]

the devil you know

I’m done. I want all my children back home. I’m tired of Noah being quarantined with the other scouts, Amy here with a scout sibling and my other children at the grandparents. A night alone with my husband is fun, but this isn’t fun. This is stressful. This is my heart doing that weird flutter […]

24 hours from serious to silly

Doug: “There’s an ambulance at the retirement home.” Me: “Seniors do like to visit Mexico.” Doug: “Must be swine flu.” K: cough-cough T: “Got some swine flu K?” Doug: “My head is splitting.” Me: “Swine flu. Shouldn’t have gone to Market Square Friday night.” Amy: “What’s swine?” Me: “Pigs.” Amy: “Why are the pigs sick?” […]

buy bread and milk

H1N1 Swine Flu information or a reason to panic about other nasty cooties. How Twitter users are preparing: @Busymom Add eggs and beer. @RussM Surgical masks and chocolate. @raowen hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, bandaides and bottled water Want to know if you have Swine Flu? Click here Fluvastatin is used along with a proper diet to […]

falling like dominos

The plague is slowly working its’ way through our house. Sarah was the first to spike the fever that never ends and sleep like Rip Van Winkle. The only sign remaining that she was sick is her hacking cough and crotchety disposition. Now it’s Evan’s turn. His fever peaks in the wee hours of the […]

TMI warning

If the contents of my nose don’t become less green and my face doesn’t stop hurting, I might actually consider a visit to the doctor. Maybe. Really disgusting update: It is no longer just green. Now it is blood streaked. Let’s pretend that means it’s getting better.

do I have a fever?

When I feel sick, I whine a lot and ask Doug to feel my forehead. “Do I feel hot?” His answer is always no. I whimper and explain that my temperature is below normal when I’m healthy, so a normal forehead must mean I have a fever. Doug never, ever buys into my sickness induced […]