Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sick and Tired

Do you remember hearing your mom say to you "I am sick and tired of this mess or your attitude or...(fill in the blank)!"??

Well, since I am a mom, I feel like I have earned the right to use that statement - at least once a year. And since we are heading rapidly to the end of the year, I am cashing in this card.

I am sick and tired of my kids...being SICK AND TIRED!!

We have had a rough week of illness at the Boyd household. It started with JD and Jon getting a violent stomach bug on Saturday morning, complete with all the nastiness that you can imagine around that. Three year olds just aren't capable of making that split second decision of dashing to the bathroom when you get that feeling or just laying in bed to see if it passes. They ALWAYS pick laying in bed.

So I spent Saturday and Sunday cleaning and caring for my boys. Meg and I remained pretty well throughout most of it. (Meg has 4 teeth coming in and had her own brand of misery though).

Monday comes along and we try to go to the Arboretum with my family. Not a great idea. We left after an hour and a half with one pale faced little boy and screaming tired and teething baby girl. Everybody is sick and tired (including me who is just weary and needing some good rest!).

Then comes Round Two of the stomach bug - The Big D. JD has had this issue now since Tuesday afternoon. Again - potty-training three year olds just aren't equipped to deal with the runs. Poor guy. Our washing machine is still getting a workout.

And yes, I called the doctor's office (who hasn't called me back), but I'm pretty convinced that this is a brand of rotavirus or something equally as horrific. And there is nothing you can do for a virus, but give them fluids and pray. So I have been doing a lot of that today.

I'm especially praying that Meg is spared this terrible illness because I don't want to do this all over again next week with a 9 month old. Plus we found out yesterday that she has an ear infection and that is bad enough for my pain intolerant little girl.

Anyone know any good ideas of what to do with bananas and bread (the only two things I am giving JD today)?


Rachel said...

I'm so sorry that you've had such a rough week. Caring for multiple sick people (especially when they are little people) is HARD and tiring! I really hope you can get some relief this weekend and next week! Cute blog design, by the way.

The Powells said...

Wow! That is terrible. I hope that this will pass soon. I can only imagine how exhausted you all are.

Abbe said...

I know it's too late now, but Avery loves banana toast, just smash up a banana and spread it on toast like you would PB&J.