That is what is getting me by. Thus far.
We have experienced a week of the following (I realize that this kind of week has become all too familiar to most families as sickness is going around like a nasty rumor):
- Fevered children
- Yucky coughs that are beginning to border on scary (probably only to my momma ears, but still….)
- Body aches
- Runny noses
- A potty-training two-year-old with severe diarrhea
- A four-year-old puking her brains out all night (which of course requires a lot of mommy and daddy assistance)
All of this and here is only what I have experienced:
- A low-grade fever that I’m ignoring
- Body aches that are starting to feel normal (am I really only 32?)
- Headache that I can ignore if I’m busy enough taking care of my sick and demanding kids
- Sore throat, nausea, and sore ears, but nothing that makes me even want to pick up the Ibruprofen
- 7-8 loads of laundry a day
- Constant disinfecting. We gotta keep Daddy healthy or we’re really in trouble if there is not a well body in the house!
I say all this because I am usually the person who gets what is going around and gets it bad enough to wish for death at least one day of the illness. Instead, I feel like my body is effectively fighting off whatever it is that I have. It makes me wonder, “Do normal people only feel this sick when they’re sick? ‘Cuz this is nothing, baby!” But really all I can think about this week is that I am so, so grateful that I am not too sick. I’m chalking it up to my Vitamin D supplements and the almighty grace of God. Thank you, Jesus! And if He is only mercifully keeping the illness at bay so that I can be conquered later, at a better time, I am still grateful.
We’ll see what this afternoon’s doctor’s appointment says about the girls. We’ve also been exposed to strep this week and post-exposure, both girls had an increase in temperature and nasty breath. Quite possibly flu-related, but we’ll find out!