Thursday, April 9, 2009

sick of being sick

I used to think colds were no big deal. They are such a big deal when three kids under the age of five are all sick at the same time! We're talking fevers, runny noses, coughing, chills, sleeping and eating issues...that was our house during the weeks of March 15th and 22nd (Carl and I had it too). And a lot of people don't realize this, because it's a relatively new thing...young children cannot take cold medicine. The Dimetapp, Robitussin and Tylenol cold that I grew up on is no longer safe for kids under six. You can't even buy a kids' cold medicine with dosage instructions for the under six crowd. There is no relief from the symptoms, with the exception of Tylenol or Motrin for the fevers only. So, those two weeks can best be summarized as follows:

4 visits to the pediatrician (Camryn went twice)
2 trips to Target for more boxes of tissues
2 ear infections
1 trip to Target for an antibiotic
1 nebulizer for Connor
2 missed days of preschool

Pneumonia in December, Noravirus in January, Roseola in February and really bad colds in March. Is there anything else to even have? I'm REALLY hoping this is it!


  1. Chicken Pox? Just kidding... I'm glad you made it through alive... I bet your looking forward to warmer weather!

  2. YAY! It worked. I've been trying to post a comment on your blog since you've started.. and it finally took my comment! :)

  3. Its bad enough to have one sick adult in our house - I can't imagine what it has been like there. You are my hero for making it through!! Hopefully summer brings nothing but good health!!

  4. I've had this blog since September and never one comment. I knew that my Dad was having trouble leaving comments but now I know that more people were trying and also not able to leave comments. Yay...I'm not a loser anymore with no comments!