Our Christmas season has been interrupted with illness. And what horrible illness it has been!
If any of you are friends of mine on facebook, I am sure you have heard me complain plenty about this.
Sorry, I am going to do (what I hope is) the last of my complaining.
I just can't believe the wave of sickness that has passed through this house.
I had the flu a couple of weeks ago, and I thought maybe that would be it.
Of course not!
Caden came down with ear infections last week, which is not that bad. But then on Saturday, Ciara woke up with a fever. An hour later she threw up all over.
The puking lasted all day.
Sunday, I woke up with the same illness.
For me, stomach illness is the worst kind of illness I can have. I just HATE it.
I would much rather have a flu with headache, chills, cough, etc.
But when you through in nausea, I want to die.
So Ciara and I got through that, but my throat began to hurt like it has never hurt before.
I started to spit instead of swallow because it hurt so much, and because it choked me.
I couldn't drink anything because I would choke as well.
Yesterday, I decided it was time to visit the Dr.
I had a feeling it was a virus, and they would send me home and tell me that it would just have to run its course.
I have not had strep since I was a kid.
Seriously, at least not in the last 15 years. I can't even remember the last time I had this horrible illness.
Then late last night Ciara woke up complaining about her ear.
Great, another trip to the Dr.
Since I had recently been diagnosed with strep, they wanted to test her as well, which is understandable.
Ciara did not think so.
The started screaming, clamped both hand over her mouth, and curled into a ball.
I had to pin her hands to her sides, tilt her head back, and then pinch her nose closed so she would have to open her mouth while the nurse stuck the long Q-Tip thing down her throat.
All that work did have a purpose, since the test was positive.
So now 3 of us are on antibiotics.
Plus, I have the biggest cold sores. And I do mean the biggest.
I would post pictures to prove it, but they look so bad, I really don't want anyone to see them.
They cover about 50% of my mouth, and they are all over the inside as well. Canker sore all over my gums, inside of my cheeks, seems like everywhere.
I am really a mess.
Plus, I really hate how antibiotics make my pee smell.
It is just gross.
**And on a side note, our boiler broke while it was about 26 degrees outside. But luckily I was able to get someone out here to fix it, and it did not cost an arm and a leg.