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Fairly Odd Mother

Frantically waving my magic wand to make wishes come true.

Friday, November 13, 2009


I've sworn off of Twitter and Facebook for the week, which means that all of the little chatter in my head has just been bouncing off itself instead of finding a home in 14-point type (confession: I have no idea what size type is used on either website).

It's been a stressful week. Fairly Odd Father has had some heavy things happen at work, and the kids have been taunting me with "I'm getting sicker!" vs. "I'm getting better!" on alternate days, but never on the same days.

On Wednesday, I brought Jilly to the doctor to check out her never-ending cough because the day before she had gone pale and tired, falling asleep on the couch at 10am. We had also heard of a friend's son who was diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia after having H1N1, so this information was rattling around in my brain as I watched her nap.

The doctor listened to her lungs and proclaimed it was not pneumonia. Just asthmatic wheezing probably triggered by a virus. Well, hot damn! That's like being told your flight will be landing on time after all, but you'll be going to an airport 1,000 miles from your final destination.

Then, the doctor looked at Belly, slumped in the chair and coughing. He listened to her lungs and said she was making "bronchial sounds", and I should make sure they don't get much worse. Awesome. So, last night, guess who was up half the night listening to her firstborn cough her head off, thinking "is this worse?". I'd bring her in to the doctor's today to have him check her lungs but. . .

D woke me in the middle of the night to tell me he had thrown up all over his bed. And, he wasn't kidding. I even have to wash his dozens of stuffed animals. His lungs sounded fine on Wednesday, but how about giving him a little intestinal distress for kicks?

The irony of all of this is that the doctor was able to vaccinate the three of them against H1N1 while we were in the office on Wednesday. Good thing that will keep them healthy this winter.

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Blogger Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Sending get well wishes (and wine for Momma)!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Aww hugs. I hope they feel better soon. It sucks when you have a kid that's sick.

I think it's a law somewhere that when your stocking up on gatorade and tylenol and motrin and popsicles that you need an equal amount of wine.

10:30 AM  
Blogger The Mom said...

Hmm, when did we last see you? I hope they're feeling better soon. It seems that so many are sick with this, but it doesn't seem to last all that long.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Suburb Sierra said...

Batten down the hatches - we've entered the "never sleep as you listen to your sick kids" season! Hover, listen, sleep with one-eye-open time of year.

Hang in there. 5 months til spring.

But I agree with the other Mommas - drink up.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I hate when Benjamin is wishes for everyone's rapid recovery. :)

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Julie B said...

Awww.... that does not sound like fun at all! All three kids! Ick! What's worse, spreading it out over 3 weeks or happening all at once....?

I hope they all bounce back soon. But don't be afraid to go back and forth to the dr. I just recommend bringing them all to each visit.... at least they can all get checked out at the same time!

We had all three in the Dr's office 4 times in 7 days.... but there was a need.
Stay strong, and if need be get out that old baby monitor so you can at least listen to them while downstairs....

4:49 PM  
Blogger Issas Crazy World said...

I am thinking I should stay off of Twitter. The germs around that place, I swear. (Says the woman with the flu.)

Sigh. I hope the kids get better this weekend and that you don't get it.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Oh no, that sounds seriously unfun. Sending extra strength get well quick vibes your way.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Wood Flooring Maryland said...

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9:30 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Oh, you, that sounds just awful.Sending wishes for health.

9:33 PM  
Blogger creative-type dad said...

Hopefully the plague is over soon. Keep sane.

1:37 AM  
Blogger Beck said...

Poor things. I hope they're feeling better soon. We went through a VERY sick week around Halloween and everyone is better but still dragging around a bit. It takes some time.

I still owe you some Smarties! I'm waiting on a big trip to the post office but they ARE coming. I bet candy would cheer your troops right up.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Momisodes said...

Oh my. When it rains it pours. I'm so sorry to hear about all the sickness there. We have some of it too over here. Glad to hear you were able to the vaccine though. It's so tough to find these days!

I hope everyone feels better soon.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Melani said...

my daughter age 4 was puking her brains out early Monday morning from about 2-5 so I feel your pain and then had the runs the rest of the day! Sickness is going around, glad your kids got the H1N1 shot already, I am waiting until my baby is better and then we will go and get it for her

10:52 PM  
Blogger Patois said...

Sorry about all that. Hope the "I'm getting better, Mommy" starts and sticks for all real soon.

10:04 AM  

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