Thursday, January 19, 2012

The sick month

I don't know what it is about January, but I'm starting to not like it. At all. Not a fan. Not at all.

When the boys were 10 weeks old, they were admitted on New Years Day 2009. All three with RSV and Pneumonia. After two weeks in the hospital for them, one tank of my nursing supply, one night in the ER for me on the verge of a nervous breakdown later... they came home and I basically had to start all over with three newborns again as any weight, feeding and sleeping progress was shot to shit. Not to mention the complete lock down we were on from visitors or me and my mom leaving the house.

January, 2010 was rather uneventful as we had a nanny and the boys never left the house! lol

However, January 2011.. a different story. It started first with the stomach flu that was caught from Jeff's brother and daughter on Christmas Eve. That went through all of us for the entire week between christmas and new years. Then, our nanny got called for Jury duty and I had to send the boys to daycare as a back up plan. Big mistake. Not only did our nanny get SELECTED for the jury.. we lost her for 3 weeks. The boys ended up with RSV and pneumonia again and we narrowly escaped hospitalization again for Ben and Alex. After that, our nanny came back and promptly gave us all the stomach flu again. Ahh yes.. good times were had by all.

Now.. here we are again. The fevers started on Christmas Eve and again, ran the entire week between Christmas and New Years. Then, the coughing started and ran through. We were healthy about a week and bang.. on Monday.. the 16th, it started again. And all this week, sick. Me included. No RSV this time so far, but Ben and Nate are on the nebulizer again and have had bought of vomiting.

It sucks no matter what to see your kids sick. And to be sick while trying to care for them. And then, get no sleep and get up and go to work in the morning and function at a high stress high profile job sucks even more. And it sucks even more to deal with the above alone when your husband is out of the country for work.

Is it Spring yet?

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