We have been sick for over a week now. Its a bad one, a real long lasting burning harsh hacking cough, dizziness, sore throat for days and days, congestion, exhaustion. Its a lot to take care of all thses sick folks. Charlie is super cross and I am trying trying trying to keep him calm and appeased so he doesnt go into coughing fits and get croupy. He resists the medicine, the drinks, the whole thing. He coughs all night and so does Eska. I am keeping charts of who has had what meds, which helps a lot.
Steve got this first, almost three weeks ago, and I made him go to the doctor who said it was a virus. Then I made him go back about 5 days later when he was much worse and they still said it was a virus. Charlie also had such a bad croup-attack Sunday evening that he went to the afterhours clinic who did prescribe him a steroid for his lungs. My point? This doesnt seem to be an antibiotic thing. Just a miserable cold. Another step backwards in our setting up of routines and healing and getting strong, but so be it.
We are doing what we can to stay amused and calm--we have started watching the Harry Potter movies over again while the little ones are napping (too scary) and doing our best to agree on tv shows or video games. I did get out a couple of night ago to go buy stuff for the pets and it was exhausting. We made some strong chicken garlic soup over the weekend...
Well, thats where Ive been! Its just a part of life, I only wish it wasnt upsetting Charlie so much, poor sweetie. Everyone else seems to be taking it in stride, a few moans and groans and a few crabbby moments....I think its hard to be 3. All of my kids had it kind of rough when they were three years old, a lot of misunderstandings and not "tantrums", but a lot of frustrations and crying/screaming to be perfectly honest.
Be back soon!