OK, maybe not hell, but it sure seemed like it here a few weeks back.
We were all sick. And it wasn’t just one illness, it was two. Here’s what the week looked like for us:
Tuesday: Tim starts feeling sick with what turns out to be strep throat. He comes home from work early on Wednesday.
Thursday, 3 a.m.: Book Boy apparently comes down with a stomach bug. All over poor Book Girl, who had climbed into bed with him at some point. Tim stayed home with him on Thursday and Friday. Tim goes to the doctor Thursday evening, gets antibiotics, and starts feeling better Friday morning.
Friday, 3 p.m.: Book Baby’s day care calls and says that she’s got the stomach bug. She throws up at least twice in the 10 minutes it takes me to get there, and several more times on the drive home. (Thank goodness for small, empty tummies.)
Friday, 5 p.m.: I start feeling poorly with what turns out to be strep throat, and am out of commission until Sunday evening.
Saturday, 6 p.m.: Book Girl comes down with the stomach bug.
Sunday evening: Tim comes down with the stomach bug.
Monday: No one has anything new! Tim and Book Girl are home letting their tummies recover and I’m home because my strep throat is still contagious.
Tuesday, 6 a.m.: I come down with the stomach bug.
Oh. My. God. It was awful. I even had to miss a highly anticipated road trip with my mom and all three siblings on Saturday. (I was so, so disappointed.) The only silver lining was that Tim and I really weren’t sick at the same time, so we had someone to care for the other sickies and the baby. And then week later, BBaby was sick again, and home for three days! Her doctor thought it might be pneumonia, but fortunately the x-ray showed nice clear lungs.
Oh, and remember this post? After two+ months on the job, this week was the first time I worked five full days. That’s partly due to holidays/vacation days, but still.
(Let’s just hope the kids don’t get whatever’s going around school right now … 23% of the kids were absent on Friday! Poor BG’s field trip was even canceled. I know exactly how she felt.)