So we Kubickis were going about our crazy, happy and relatively carefree lives, when…
SMACK! Right between the eyes – literally. Enterovirus strikes.
Enterovirus. That ugly, microscopic, mean little respiratory bug that ‘somehow’ appeared in the US and sent more than a few poor kids to the hospital with horrible wheezing issues – especially if they were asthmatic. There were reports in the news of children flooding hospitals across the country in numbers that surprised us (and then along came Ebola and our focus shifted but that’s another story).
Well, Enterovirus was reported in NC too, and took off once school was back in session. So we redoubled our efforts throwing all daily clothes into the laundry, hand washing and hand gelling to the max, making sure we ate healthy, and got plenty of rest, and stayed hydrated, and kept fingers out of our mouths, and got our flu shots…but it was of no use.
Sure enough – it…got…us:o(!
Jack first…marked by a headache and sore throat followed by four days of high, stubborn, fevers, especially at night…followed by about 8-10 days of fatigue, respiratory and sinus symptoms. Yuck.
And, like you no doubt do when your little ones are suffering, I found myself up every night, administering ibuprofen and acetaminophen on schedule, refilling humidifiers and drinking water, fluffing hot pillows and sheets, holding hands, stroking damp hair, retrieving stuffed friends, singing lullabies, and praying for a quick end to this for all of us…
But the end was not to be, because in case you haven’t heard, Enterovirus is…quite contagious. Quite. So after Jack, Joseph followed (along with more sleep deprived nights). And friends from school reported their kids home with the same symptoms. And then Jason and I got it (thankfully minus the fever, but with rubber cement post nasal drip, combined with a red hot throat).
So now its been two weeks and we’re just now getting over it, dragging our energy depleted selves through the days…hence I haven’t had the ability or the energy for a blog update!!
Grrr. Just when we’re getting this thing going too!
But like my mother always says…if at first you don’t succeed…try try again!
So here I sit with my Ginger Tea in hand, trying to melt the ever oozing and nauseating goo trickling down the back of my throat, but armed with my first night of full, undisturbed sleep in two weeks, hopping back into the saddle. Can’t keep a good woman down after all, and we’ve got a lot to do with the holidays here.
So thanks for hanging in there with me! I sure missed ya! All of yas!
Here’s to your health!!!