Sick of sickness


I am so tired of taking care of sick off-spring. I don't know what I did to piss off the Sick Gods, but they are stickin' it to us.

My kids have been getting cyclical flu bugs. And this is the third time in six weeks. They get better then BAM. Sick again. I have the phone number to the call-in sick line at school memorized.

This is no exaggeration:

Five doctor visits (doubling-up with seeing some or all the kids).
One E.R. visit.
One Urgent Care visit attempt. Waited for over an hour, then left.
Five antibiotic rounds.
Four bottles of Children's Motrin.
Five bottles of Children's Tylenol Flu (thank goodness for bubblegum flavor).
Half a bottle of Tylenol w/ Codeine (for #1 son's ear pain)
Half a dropper bottle of Auralgan (for ear pain)
Countless nebulizer breathing treatments.
Two boxes of juice Popsicles.
One spice bottle of Cinnamon Sugar for toast.
One Costco case of Chicken Noodle Soup.
Countless water bottles (all over the place).
One friggin' tired mom.

I don't mean to be a wimpy, whiny mom because I know that there are a gazillion moms taking care of their sick ones or terminally ill children. I don't know how Diana, mom to Regina did it for months on end taking care of her and her cancer treatments.

So I shall put this all into perspective, and be grateful for many things. For the fact that I can be a SAHM and take care of them without jeopardizing a 9 to 5 full-time job. That my kids are healthy and these flu bugs are just temporary set-backs.

But if I have to hear the Wonder Pets or Doodlebops theme one more time, I'm gonna blow a gasket.


Anonymous said...

I hear you! (kiddo's asleep on me and I'm typing one handed!)

This week has been an ear infection and 2 weeks ago the flu.

And if I have to watch "what's new scooby doo" again I might have to buy the hubby a new TV!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh no!
Joys of motherhood!!!
Didn't think about these sorts of days when we were popping out those babies now did we??

Belle-ah said...

I hope everyone is feeling 100% soon!!! Spring will be here (hopefully!) soon and the sickness can be a long, lost memory.

Vicki said...

Yikes! I am sure that my twins (due in August) will be all fairy crowns and bedtime stories. No flu bugs here!!!! HA!!!! Vicki at Hollyhocks.typepad.com

dana in KC said...

Oh, I don't miss those "days"---I could get to the pediatrician's office blindfolded. I do feel sorry for all caregivers, especially this year with so many bugs going around--bad for all age groups. It seems you are trying to keep a bit of humor mixed in with the trials of tending to the ill. Spring will bring wellness and better times. Hang in there. I love your blog---thanks for taking the time to share with us. dana in KC

Anonymous said...

I am truly in awe of your perseverance, strength, and honesty! I am dealing with round 2 of my sinus infection and am doing antibiotics this time. I don't know how I would handle a house full of snifflers when it's enough to deal with myself now and sometimes my hubby! I'll keep you in my prayers that the strength, endurance, and LOVE you need to show keeps constant. Nicole in CT

cakebaker_cakemaker said...

Hi, I've just found your blog through flickr...it's great...love the tea party idea too:):)

I don't know how old your children are but if you need a good recipe for a cold/flu treatment, just flickrmail me...I can help you.

karin (creativechaos) said...

Holey Moley...Chicken soup with a side of Guacamole....That's crazy! I thought we had it bad over here.....Hope Everyone is feeling better!

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