Sunday, November 27, 2011

Germs be-gone!

Remember how Luca had her first cold?  Well, just as everyone in the house finally kicked that cold, I got nailed.

I woke up feeling like I had been hit by a truck.  I went to an urgent care place, where they told me it was just viral.  It was not.  Two days later, my asthma kicked up and I knew I needed to be seen again.  I drove over an hour to my general practitioner (I have not had a chance to switch doctors to a nearby doctor since we moved).  Turns out, I had a double ear infection, bronchitis, and a sinus infection.  Start antibiotics.

Next day, Ian and Luca both start with cold symptoms.

Two days later, take Luca to pediatrician to be checked just to be sure it is just a cold.  It is not.  She has her first ear infection.  Start antibiotics.

Next day, I am still feeling horrible and go back to my doctor.  Change in meds and add 2 meds.  Ian is checked out by GP at the same time - he has a sinus infection.  Start antibiotics.

Six days later, take Luca back to pediatrician to make sure antibiotics did their job.  They did not completely work.  New antibiotic started as both ears do not look 100%.

Next day (yesterday), I go back to my doctor.  Breathing and ears are better - sinuses are not 100%.  Start new antibiotic.

We are seriously all drugged up in this house.  I stripped our beds and washed the sheets in HOT HOT water.  All of our laundry has been washed.  We opened the windows to air out all of the germs.  We wiped every surface possible with disinfectant.  Germs be-gone already!!

Other than us taking a whole lot of meds and tea-drinking like it is our job, we have been enjoying this down-time.  We had a fabulous Thanksgiving out of the hospital (last year we were in the hospital).  We have so much to be grateful for on a daily basis.  We spent the holiday with family and enjoyed every minute.  And honestly, these colds and ear infections are normal baby sicknesses that have not required hospitalizations - and for that, I am so grateful!

And I will leave you with a picture of us from Thanksgiving.


  1. Such a great picture! So sorry to hear the germs will not go away! Hang in there!

  2. I was SO sick last week! But what happened in your household sounds crazy. Glad you guys made it through okay!

    And you guys look great in that picture for being sick. :-)



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