10/1/08

Disease, Plague and Mayhem

Charlie and I are sick. This leaves Daddy and the girls in charge. I would share pics of what the girls' room looks like right now, except that someone would come take my children away.

Charlie is trying to see just how many body fluids a small child can manufacture in a 24-hour period. Ironically, he has his Well Child visit at the pediatrician tomorrow. Uh-huh. Between the sudden resurgence of cradle cap and all the snot, they may decide to take him away.

My throat hurts so badly that I can't turn my head or move my jaw or swallow or breathe cool air in through my mouth. The pressure in my sinuses is so great that I am contemplating removing my eyeballs and teeth. Or maybe sterilizing the drill and going for it.

I am sitting up right now to let all the mucous drain and settle a bit so I can breathe. Then I will resume horizontal status.

Thank God the girls are at school. I did go to work yesterday, but only so I didn't have to hear the shrillness of the girl-children for a little while. My plan did not work as well as I'd hoped--they sent me home early.

I am concerned that I will pass this nonsense along to Melody, who really doesn't need anything to aggravate her oral anatomy further. Or Charlie. I just got his medical bills taken care of from his last hospital trip. With his history of Reactive Airway Disease and love for the ER, I get very nervous when that boy baby sniffles. Or to Dixie. It isn't that she has any preexisting condition to exacerbate--just that she's so grumpy when she's sick and I don't feel up to comforting anyone right now.

Good news is that Melody has an ENT appointment on Friday. Hopefully, we'll have surgery booked very soon.

6 comments:

Samantha said...

Ugh. I had the same sinus crap you have 2 weeks ago. I got on antibiotics and my teeth STILL hurt from the sinus pressure and swollen glands.

I hope you all start feeling better soon!

Rebecca said...

I hope the sickies leave soon and nobody else gets it!

Betsy said...

I feel for you. My sickies are BOTH my girls. :( Feel better soon! And Charlie too :)

Anonymous said...

Gretchen, Try Zycam...it is the best stuff ever..get the nasal gel..you won't be sorry! It saves me during allergy/sinus season!

Cindy said...

I feel something coming on as I read your words. Pass the Airborne please! Feel better soon. Gargle with some warm salt water.

Mary said...

I'm in the same boat as far as feeling sick. I've been sick with the sore throat, cold in the throat & now extreme cold in my head. OH.MY.GOODNESS when will this go away?

I'm sorry y'all are sick!