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Friday, February 12, 2010

What I wish

If I could have a wish right now, it would be for EVERYONE in our home to be healthy for at least a week. No, two weeks.

Sound silly? Not if you have been around us anytime during 2010. What? You haven't? Well, that's probably because we've been TOO SICK to have you over.

Actually, we haven't been sick in the contagious sense the entire time. Well, Aiden and I spent a week with some really bad colds and sore throats. That started Jan 13th. By the way, I hate how "cold" sounds so harmless and simple, but, man, it can knock you out and make you miserable if you get a really bad cold. They need a harsher sounding name for that... Since then, I've been battling a sinus infection. I finally went to the dr for that a week ago, but that was because I got laryngitis and completely lost my voice and they said I had to come in for "anything involving the throat." So, I got some antibiotics for the infection, but nothing for the laryngitis since that's just due to the inflammation and all. I would have had some cough meds to help calm that, which would also have let me sleep some, but I'm still nursing so that was a no go. Due to that, though the infection was going away, I got absolutely NO SLEEP because of all the coughing and congestion.

Add onto that with Aiden waking from teething. Fun times.

Then Ryan gets a cold.

Then he and I start to feel better. Not quite there yet, but we were on our way. And Aiden gets sick again.

This is our life. Welcome.

Aiden woke up yesterday with a fever. Threw up a couple times when he tried to eat, but mostly he refused to eat. (It's times like this I'm glad he still nurses or else I might worry a bit more.) He spent the day lying around, taking extra naps, and wanting his mommy right next to him. While he looked completely pitiful, it was so endearing. A mama can't help but love being needed in such a way every now and then. I knew we were in for a rough night, too, when he kept waking and by midnight kept reaching for the door, indicating he wanted to go to our bed...(which he did, of course!). But did I really mind? Anything for that little guy.

He's fine today. Fever is gone, and he's back to normal.

But now my sinus infection seems to be returning. Oh, that makes me so happy. I've only been fighting it for a month now. While I'm glad it's nothing contagious, which means I don't have to worry about getting anyone else sick from what I have, I still would like to FEEL well myself.

Camden seems to be the only one all of this isn't touching. How is that?! I want to know. Because I want it for the rest of us! 2010 has not been the best year so far for some of us.... Of course, if I could get some sleep and maybe get some stress relief, that might do it for me. I'm quite aware of that.

Seriously, I would just love for a couple weeks with everyone perfectly healthy. Is that really too much to ask?? I would think not, but....


Kevin A. Puckett said...

Sorry about the rough time. I would assume that Camden is staying well because he is getting a full night of sleep ;)

Daisy and Ryan said...

That's my guess, too!! He's the only one that gets a full night's rest around here. Lucky kid! And when Ryan wasn't feeling well, even though I was still sick...guess who got up with the baby? No wonder he gets over his colds so quickly, too. And then when Aiden's sick, he pushes his face into mine to cuddle up. It's no wonder I'm always sick!! Ha.....