November 18, 2009 by Shannon
I’ve been suffering from a grand delusion up until this week. The delusion that somehow our family was going to stay relatively healthy this cold and flu season.
Boy, was I wrong.
It started with Michael’s sore throat. He had a mild ache, which never produced any sort of coughing. Then he passed the bug to me. I too, had a mildly achy throat — for about a week. Then came the coughing…the runny nose…the total exhaustion.
While slogging around the house in misery, I’ve been doing everything I can to keep Kellan from getting the bug. Lots of hand washing, lots of hand sanitizer and lots of Vitamin C-rich foods. Plus, we’re both jacked up on vitamin supplements.
Sure enough, he caught the bug anyway. He’s got the runny nose, the watery eyes….the whole bit. But the worst part? The coughing. This kid is prone to respiratory problems, and I’m crossing my fingers that things don’t get so bad this time that we have to give him another steroid treatment.
I didn’t really want to blog about how sick and tired we are, because I know plenty of people have the full-blown flu right now. But honestly — this is what’s going on in our life right now. There’s not a lot of fun, creative stuff happening. Just lots of sniffling, sneezing, coughing and tissues. Lots and lots of tissues.