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Won't the sickness please stop?!?!

The twins started daycare twice a week in September 2009.  Since then, they have yet to attend a full month.  They are constantly coming down with something. 

Colin's baby book reads like a medical journal:

Jan - stomach flu
Feb - pneumonia
Mar - RSV (hospitalized)
Apr - tubes due to yet another EI
May - mommy is too tired to update the illnesses had this month
June - high fever virus
July - reactive airway disease/pneumonia (hospitalized)/throat virus

Over the weekend, Keira came down with a slight fever.  I say slight because anything under 104 is basically normal for them.  She didn't eat well.  She was better by Monday.  She went to daycare Tuesday.  Keith brought home a note saying there was an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease. 

You've got to be effin' kidding me.

Tuesday night, Colin had a slight fever. 

No, I am not surprised.

Wednesday, I actually came home sick from work with a temperature of 101 and a sore throat. 

OMG, now I've got HFM.

Last night, I looked in Colin's throat.  You couldn't see anything but lovely white bumps.

Murther furker.

You will notice I swear more when my children are sick.

One trip to Urgent Care (and one sorely missed mommy's night out) later, we have the diagnosis - NOT HFM!!!!  Hip hip hooray!!!  Rather just a throat virus. 

That I can live with.  I guess.  I mean I don't really have a choice.

The doctor did ask, after hearing about all the illnesses, the fact I had twins and another child at home, if mommy needed some "special medicine". Ah, if only he were serious. ;)

Comments

Unknown said…
So sorry it's been a rough year. Wish there was something I could say/do to make you (and your household) feel better.
xxx
xoA said…
All my kids started daycare at three months (I am a work horse and not built to stay at home full time). My daughter spent the first year of her life with a runny nose. She had a cronic cold....which meant that I had one too. My husband got sick once - bastard. But now at three, she hardly ever gets sick. So for you, maybe this means that there may come a time when they are super immune....or not. Hang in there and keep finding funny ways to cuss without actually cussing :)
Emily said…
My kids were both sick a lot their first week in daycare, and I really thought the doctor was lying when he said they were building immune systems. He said, "Either they're sick the first year of daycare, or if they stay home, they are sick for all of kindergarten. It just happens." Now, they are NEVER sick. He was totally right.
Good luck! :)
Annie said…
Oh, Sarah so sorry. Hope both of you feel better soon.

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