Thursday, February 26, 2009

Benadryl Sergeant

That's me. The coughing seems to have gone on for weeks. Waning and waxing. Wet and dry. Head and chest. Brother and sister. Husband and wife.

At least it's not a tummy bug....we dealt with that in December. Seems like everyone has been passing around viruses of innumerable varieties this season.

How's your family faring? Care to share, or are you too spent to vent?

Go ahead. Get it off -- or out of -- your chest.
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26 comments:

Barbara Manatee said...

Thankfully the worst we've had is bad colds - one of which is back to me. I thankfully don't FEEL too bad - but I SOUND awful - hoarse voice, nasty cough, etc. The thing that stinks for me is that I can't take anything (other than motrin) while nursing! ugh! No relief!

Barbara Manatee said...

PS...hope you feel better SOON!

Goddess in Progress said...

Oy. Is it spring yet?! Please?!?!

So far (knock on wood, turn around three times and spit) we've managed to avoid the stomach bug. But the hideous colds, croup, and ear infections were quite enough, thank you!

Missy said...

Anyone who reads my blog (by the way, I am renaming Our Sick Story continues) knows we all have been sick! I am SO over being sick. I am also SO over my girls telling me their medicine is gross!

Hope you all get better soon!!! I am ready for warmer weather and well days soon!!!!

Gibson Twins said...

I always hate answering this because I constantly feel like I'm jinxing myself.

The kids have been unreasonably healthy- one ear infection each and then had the pukies and poopies for a couple days last April. Nothing a few popsicles couldn't fix :) We haven't been out and about so I will attribute their health to that, though it's doing bad bad things for our mental state. lol

monica said...

Thanksfully we never (knock on wood) got the stomach bug that went around. I did receive the stuffy nose that has been going on for a few weeks now. Chase and Cody did get a stuffy/runny nose but has now cleared up.

I hope your family feels better soon.

Brandi said...

I hope everyone feels better soon! We never got the stomach bug, but I heard it was horrible! We had a 2-week stint where at least someone was sick, and we were all sick for several days. That was the worst! Abby has been sicker in the 6 months she's been in preschool than she was in her ENTIRE LIFE before! Thankfully, the babies have only caught one of her colds.

Nicole Soto said...

We had about 3 weeks of coughs and sniffles. My husband, who is from a place where 65 degrees is considered unlivable, believed that my trip to Babies'R'Us with the twins added an extra week to their illness. It was 40 degrees. I walked from the car to the store entrance and back. C'mon man.

Just glad that spring is in sight - no more arguing over the correlation between colds and exposure to the elements.

Debbie said...

First - I was your 100th follower! So, send me a gift.
Second, I didn't know I wasn't following you. I live in a world of confusion.
Third - be careful with those coughs. Look what it did to me:)

in time out said...

HONEY. i am so sorry you have been so sick. i am dealing with the tummy thing. thank goodness for blogging. nice to meet and greet when you can't get off your seat. hugs. hope you get feeling better soon.

Rachael said...

hope you all feel better soon. we have some very snotty noses over here and i am hoping they don't turn into coughs. that could be scary for my little ones.

noble pig said...

I am so dreading Spring with allergy season...ugh. I hate it so much...so much.

mommytoalot said...

Oh my gosh! It sounds like our household. I've first had the cold, then chest and lungs..now its back into my head..plus my chest. The two youngest are sick..upper respitory..and my oldest is sick with chest and ear ailments.
man o man i cannot wait for spring.
hope your lot is feeling better soon.
ps
we just got back from the pharmacy with another batch of advil, tylenol of colds, children's tylenol and cough syrup..
they are making a mint off of us sickies..

Leslie said...

I hope you guys are all better soon! And I agree...I'd take just about anything over tummy troubles!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I am unwell.

Youngest has an ear infection.

Bah.

cat said...

Oh we are lucky, it is still summer, not that it spared us of croup. Our poor Nanny is the latest victim.

Leia said...

I'm feeling fine but the coughing going on here all week is going to drive me crazy. I jinxed it by saying last week the boys dont need to get flu shots becuase they are so healthy and have avoided every thing going around at preschool.

I hope you all are feeling better soon

Terra said...

I have ben venting for a month I tel ya a month! ANd is the same no matter where you live. I am ready for March

Nancy said...

Ah yes. Very familiar with that little box.

Hope the whole fam is 100% soon!!

Momlissa said...

We've all been sick since late December. That may sound bad, but is a vast improvement over last year, when we were sick from September to May. lol. The boys just got over ear infections, but now William has another one. Sofia just got an ear infection. I have a sinus infection. I have told all of my non-small-children-friends, "We'll see you in May!"

Helene said...

I'm so sorry you all have been sick...it just makes the winter feel so much longer when your family is continuously sick. Landon was our only sickie this winter, with bronchitis. All the other kids managed to escape narrowly, just suffering very mild colds.

Hope you all feel better soon!

Sara said...

I agree - coughing is bad but not as bad as the throwing up. We had that is December as well and passed it all around and back again. We just started with the noses. Hopefully Spring is right around the corner. Running will only be done outside and not in the nose :-)

Errant said...

wish you'll get well soon ..

Bia said...

we have been incredibly healthy this winter . . . of course, now that I've said that we will probably get hit by some bug of epic proportions.

wishing you good health!

MommyAmy said...

Yikes, we thought we had it under control... until I had the bright idea to go to library story hour with the kids and my parents last Thursday. We've been sick ever since. Damn you story time! Damn you!!!!

Jen B. said...

I hope everyone is healthy by now! We've had it all this winter... the flu, the ear infections, the congestion, & the strep throat... I sure hope it's over!