Saturday, March 29, 2008

I'm Sick and Tired....

...of all the sick and tiredness.

Poor David, he didn't feel well starting Holy Wednesday, but by Holy Saturday was feeling great. That lasted till Easter Monday night and then the coughing started. And it didn't stop. And he didn't sleep. And I didn't sleep. And on Tuesday he felt worse, and the coughing continued. And continued, and continued. A slight fever accompanied the hacking along with a raw throat and sore stomach muscles.

Wednesday I took him to the doctor - yep viral, he couldn't even have drugs. Although the doc did prescribe cough syrup with codeine to help him sleep. But of course, it didn't work, he coughed that night again and couldn't sleep. And neither could I. I suggested he try the couch, because then he would be reclining and maybe could sleep better. You know, I was only thinking of his best interest at 1:30 in the morning.

More of the same Thursday and Friday. I called and asked the retired Pastor in our congregation if he would cover services this weekend. He graciously accepted. Finally last night David slept (still on the couch). But....

Abby went to bed not feeling well. And Sammy awoke this morning saying his throat hurt and the coughing kept him up "all night." And then Ellie said she isn't feeling so great.

I guess I'll be wearing the nurse hat for awhile longer. And really, I shouldn't complain, they took care of me last year; I simply hate that they feel so yucky and there isn't a lot I can do for them.

Maybe I should have titled the post, "I Hate Spring" as it seems that is when we get our bugs. I'm going to work on building back up our immune systems. My mom wants me to spray everything with Lysol, but I hate the smell, so I'm washing all the blankets once again and encouraging more hand washing, and reminding them to cover their noses and mouths, etc. So what do you do when you're family is sick?

4 comments:

Polly said...

Knock on wood, we haven't been sick for several years, but I'm a believer in opening windows, washing linens, and filling up the sink with hot water and a 1/2 c. of bleach to wipe down everything - doorknobs, computer mouse, light switches, etc.

Hope you all feel better soon!

Cheryl said...

So sorry to hear of all the sickness! Hope all are better soon (and that you escape unscathed)!

Karen said...

We've been knocked out by illness for the last 3 weeks. I know exactly how you feel! On Friday, I came down with Strep Throat and ear infections. We always tend to get ill when the weather changes. Maybe this is a sign that spring is really coming. ;) I'm increasing Zinc, A and C vitamins around here in hopes that we don't get hit with a germ mutation and round 2. Hope you all are better soon.

The Hen (Charity) said...

I have found the best cough syrup at our local health food store. It is made by Boericke & Tafel. It worked wonders when my dh had a terrible cough that kept us both up. They also make a really good children's formula. We had tried the stuff with codin in it and did not work at all. I hope that every starts feeling well.