As we get closer to Christmas, I am keeping my fingers crossed that our family remains HEALTHY. We have had a couple of weeks of sickness and I am over it!
After thinking that my 3 year old basically ruined Thanksgiving with her crying and screaming, I found out 4 days later that she had an ear infection. Yes...4 days later. My mom guilt kicked right into high gear. I am not going to lie, I was annoyed with her because of her Thanksgiving antics. I thought she was tired and just being fussy and difficult. The next day she seemed better. It wasn't until the Sunday night after Thanksgiving that she decided to wake up screaming about her ear. The next morning she went to the doctor and we were told that she had a "severe" ear infection. Did the doctor have to add the word "severe"? It just made my guilt-o-meter go through the roof. Here I was thinking that she ruined the holiday and kept me from drinking my standard bottle of white wine...and the poor thing really was legitimately sick. And to top it off, I waited 4 days to get her checked out.
After a day on antibiotics, she was a new child. It was right about then that my 6 year old came home from school with a stomachache. This required 2 days of her being home from school (which is enough of an added stress with 2 younger children...and did I mention a home daycare?) Our "stomachache" situation parlayed into 2 doctor's office visits and a visit to A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital. Good times.
The baby could not be left out...so she decided to get a runny nose, a cough, and to go on a mini hunger strike. We got her checked out as well and it was just a cold. But I wasn't going to let that go and end up with even more mom guilt.
I must also add that in the midst of all the fun, I got a nasty 24 hour stomach virus. It was terrible. However, the upside to that is that I just might make it to my 20 lb weight loss goal this week.
So everyone is on the mend and I am praying that it stays that way until at the very least December 26th. I have too much to do before then...not to mention too much wine to drink to make up for the Thanksgiving debacle.
Has anyone else been dealing with nasty sicknesses? If so, disinfect, air the house out, take your vitamins, wash your hands...and remember a little alcohol might help as well.