Sickness . . . ugh!

I know I already said that I’ve been sick.  Well, I’ve still been sick.  I’ve spent the better part of 8 days in the bed!!  It is ridiculous.  I had a decent day on Saturday and thought I was getting better, but my yuckiness was back with a vengeance on Sunday.  I finally went to the doctor Monday and learned I have a little pneumonia.  I started antibiotics on Monday and am SURE that I’ll be 100% today!!

Being sick is so frustrating, isn’t it?  I mean besides just feeling yucky.  Staying in the bed wasting time is so very frustrating.  I  mean, don’t get me wrong, there are days when I love to get back in the bed after I send the kids off to school.  But when I’m stuck in the bed for a week — now, that’s a different story all together!

I had a doctor appointment Monday morning at 9.  Then Zachary had a doctor appointment at 11 to see his allergist/asthma doc.  While waiting for his doctor to come in, I got a call from the school.  It was the school nurse.  Chloe had been up in her office and probably needed to come home.

Did I hear cheers about Chloe’s being in the nurses office?  Did you say, “Yay!?”  Well, I did.  The fact that Chloe was in the nurse’s office meant that Chloe’s aide or teacher or someone knew that things weren’t quite right with her.  Yay!  Awesome!

Apparently Chloe was crying and was slapping herself in the face.  I’m not sure if I’ve ever told them what it means when she hits herself or if they surmised what it means, but Chloe hits herself when she’s hurt.  She will usually hit in the spot where she hurts.  She was slapping herself on her face and head — sounds like a headache to me.

The nurse checked her over and didn’t see anything of note, but everyone knew that she didn’t feel well.  When Zippy and I were done with his doctor (an hour and a half later!!), we swung by and picked Chloe up.  We all 3 went home to rest.

I must chuckle and roll my eyes as I tell you that when Elliot came home at 3 o’clock, he complained of not feeling well.  We were pathetic!  And on Tuesday, I was in the bed and Elliot and Chloe were home from school!  Pitiful.

Today?  I already feel a lot better than I have in a while.  Both boys went to school.  And I sent Chloe to school against her wishes — she REALLY didn’t want to go.  I don’t think she feels very well, but I wanted her to try to go to school for a little while.  In between her telling me “NO!!” about going to school, I very gently convinced her to go “for just a little bit.”  I’m on hold now making her a doctor appointment.  I’m sure she just has a virus and that there’s nothing to be done at this point, but it of course helps to have a doc note when your kid is missing so much school.  Ugh.

This too shall pass, eh?


2 responses to this post.

  1. Yah, the shcool figured out that she doesn’t feel good!!
    Good luck at getting over everything. I am getting over a sinus infection that lasted for almost two weeks. It has been awful and I don’t know why it lasted so long!
    Hopefully everyone will be feeling better soon!


    • Yay! Indeed! 🙂 Just back from the doctor. Chloe has a sinus infection, too. She sure got sympathy from the doctor when she looked up into her nose. Gotta love being validated by sympathy from a doc! 😉 We have several meds to get her back in shape — hopefully more quickly than your 2 weeks!


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