Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It Sucks to be Sick

After an extended stay, the germ villagers finally overtook the dragon and I was once again free to breathe without coughing and wheezing. But the celebration is short lived. Apparently the germ villagers decided to sub-let their comfy home to a new gang of germ villagers. And these new tenants are having a rip-roaring time redecorating my throat. That pesky pink color is soooooo yesterday. Red is in people. And in order to achieve this lovely shade of rouge, they must pour acid thoroughly over the surface. Don't worry about the fumes, they turn to liquid and drip out of the skylight known as my nose.

What is it about a cold that makes me thoroughly goofy?

Unfortunately the whole family is battling this cold. Did you know that there is a 33% chance of infecting the kids if one parent has a cold but 100% chance of infecting the parents if the kid has a cold? I don't pretend to understand how that math works but it does. Despite rigorous germ precautions, Ian managed to pick up this bug last week from somewhere. There is nothing more pathetically sad than hearing your baby cough in the middle of the night. Poor little guy. And now that I am on day 2 of this bug, I feel even worse about what Ian has been going through. This sore throat is enough to keep me up at night and make me shun food. FOOD PEOPLE...FOOD! All things considered, I'm amazed at what a trooper Ian has been.

I never get sick so two colds in a month is crazy. Heck, two colds in a year is unheard of for me! Let's hope this anomaly ends soon because it sucks to be sick.


Anonymous August 27, 2008 at 12:02 PM  

Hope you feel better soon. I guess the math explains why when my twin nieces get sick we all have a 200% chance of catching it too? Seems right to me! ;o)

Megan August 27, 2008 at 1:16 PM  

Ahhhhhh! Don't tell me I have a 100% chance of catching Avery's cold!

I hope you feel better soon!

Anonymous August 27, 2008 at 8:48 PM  

Yes, it does suck to be sick! I'm sorry you guys are all sick over there. Take care of yourselves and I hope you feel better soon.--Mom

Anonymous August 27, 2008 at 8:48 PM  

Yes, it does suck to be sick! I'm sorry you guys are all sick over there. Take care of yourselves and I hope you feel better soon.--Mom

Beth August 27, 2008 at 9:56 PM  

Lame! Sorry to hear you are sick again!! Having worked with kids I don't think I fully get the 100% with my kids, but they seem to be sick often. I seem to only catch it about 50-75% of the time. I can guess why because we are the one wiping their gross noses and getting coughed on!! Hope you feel better soon!

The Tucson Gang August 28, 2008 at 3:49 PM  

Man - that totally stinks. I hate sore throats! I'm so sorry. I will say - not that you want to hear this right now...but I have become a believer. The boys both have colds...have for a couple of weeks. I woke up Monday, feeling like I might be coming down with I stopped at Walgreens on my way in to work and picked up the generic version of Airborne (better flavor)...anyhoo...took it religiously every 3 hours on Monday. I figured I was doomed, but hoped as I had heard that it might shorten the duration. So, I get home and am miserable Monday night...miserable - alternating a drippy, stuffy nose. Woke up Tuesday, it was mostly in my head, took another dose of Airborne and an apirin at lunch. AND - seriously...don't seem to have a cold...a little drainage in my throat...but seriously...NO runny, stuffy nose! It was amazing...I really believe that the high dose of vitamins in that stuff ... stopped the cold in it's tracks. TRY IT! It's too late for you this time, but the next time you start to feel the cold coming on...take it every 3 hours (it disolves in 4-6oz of water)!

For now, rest up...I'm sorry to hear that you are all battling...hopefully you can have a "chill", long weekend!


Emily August 29, 2008 at 11:28 AM  


Sara September 2, 2008 at 11:40 AM  

I hope you're getting better! Funny thing is, I just read an article in Women's Health magazine about "unintentional weight loss" and getting sick was one of the reasons. Of course, then they go on to say that it's not realistic to expect to keep that all that sick-loss weight off, and I quote, because "not eating is not an option." Good thing they clarified that.

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