We have been so very sick-- in a funk that has been so difficult to get out of.
This has been a particularly difficult winter for us-- we have caught every. single. germ. within a 100 mile radius. Every time we get well, one of us comes down with something new, which then passes between the kids and I. Rob miraculously never catches anything!
About 4 weeks ago, we were hit with the stomach bug, AGAIN. This was the 3rd time since Thanksgiving. It started with Jack, moved to Liam, then to me.
We got well.
Then Liam came down with a fever-- about 104, and it lingered for days and days, so we took him to the doctor. Ear infection. He was out of school for a week.
A few days later, I came down with congestion, glands so swollen I could hardly turn my neck, ear pain, etc. All signs pointed to a sinus infection, but my trip to the doc-in-the-box handed me a diagnosis of walking pneumonia (confirmed by a blood test). I got a z-pack, took it and started to feel better.... but then a few days later, it came back with a vengeance. Another trip back to the doctor confirmed that I reinfected myself because I didn't toss my toothbrush the week before. The doctor suggested using a new toothbrush every single day for the next week. 10 more days of antibiotics.
In the middle of that, Jack came down with a nasty cough & a 102 fever. Knowing what germs have been floating around our house, I took him to the doctor immediately. He was diagnosed with a viral upper respiratory infection which we just had to wait out... but the doctor was concerned about some wheezing he heard. We did a nebulizer treatment in the office (horrible) and we're going to keep an eye on it. I have asthma and it is possible that Jack could have it too.
And in the middle of THAT, I started having some trouble breathing & chest pain & tightness. Back to the doctor. Chest xray (clear), antibiotic injection, steroid injection, 2 breathing treatments and an inhaler later, I finally got to go home.
We're starting to feel a little better... but we're not there yet. We are so ready for spring: Warm weather, sunshine and wellness!!
Hopefully, I'll be back to posting on a regular basis soon!