Thursday, January 1, 2009

Really? Are you kidding??

Heaven help me I just want to have a healthy family.

I know that things could be a lot worse.
I've been reading her story...and I could be a lot worse!

Christmas Eve.
Both my kids are barking like seals.
We have been battling the snot, but come on...marine life now??
We did the "home remedies"...
steam shower, cool mist humidifier, saline nose drops,
the "sucker"
(which by the way is a must have in every has revolutionized snot in our house)

Santa came and went.
The snot and cough still stayed.

Fast forward to New Year's Eve.
I'm sick (literally and figuratively) of being sick.
I call the Dr's office, again.
We now have an appointment.

Macy is "fine."
It will works it's way out.
When I wonder.

Zach has to take "albuterol" every 4 hours as needed.

We decided that New Year's Eve can go on as planned.
The Wii.
Catch Phrase.
Who invited you?
Fever, you were not invited.

We (read as I) were up all night so our little man could breathe.
3:30 a.m.
I decide it's high time to call to the Dr's office yet again.
Nest, we set the alarm for 6am because they won't book urgent care until then.
Are you kidding me?
What purpose does that serve?
I digress.

8:40 a.m. appointment today.
Ear infection in both ears.
I will now insist from here on and forever more that my children's ears are ALWAYS checked.

Zach's pink little cheeks are still as darling as ever.
He is the happiest little sick baby I have ever known.
Here's praying that the albuterol and ammox. work wonders.

All this mama wants for 2009 is a healthy, happy family.
Happy New Year, I think.

*edited to add: The first dr. we saw was not our normal dr. however, the dr. on call at the urget care center today was our normal dr. who caught the ear infection and did a thorough exam. for her, we are very grateful.


  1. Well, I hear ya! I swear every other week we have some loveliness. Right now RSV is rampant in our family...if you want to feel a smidge better, you can see what my sister-in-law is dealing with on our MOPS website:
    oh the joys of parenthood!

  2. Hope that you are all on the mend! No fun!!

    Happy 2009 friend!! So glad to have "met" you last year, and can't wait to keep reading about your life on Lloyd Mountain! :)