Friday, February 12, 2010

The Sickness Chronicles

DISCLAIMER: I am not whining. I am just journaling. Cuz heaven knows this is the only sort of journaling I do with any sort of regularity.




2010 isn't starting out to be a very healthy year for me and my family. We started the New Year off with a bang! Ear infections for both Hannah and Ryan! They both also had some sort of respiratory illness that caused them to wheeze. Neither one has asthma but I'm not really surprised about the wheezing. Garrett used to wheeze whenever he got sick. SO-that means 10 days of antibiotics for both kids along with 7 days of steroids for the wheezing. Now, if you've never had a kid on steroids, well, its like having a kid on steroids. They get hyper and grouchy and MEAN! (At least my kids do).

Well, we got through that and just as I was envisioning sailing through the year without any more illness, I got laryngitis. This malady, although relatively painless, is quite annoying. When you try to speak louder, less sound comes out. I had to take a class for work where you have to take turns running codes (being in charge of a code blue if someone stops breathing or their heart stops beating) and my group kept saying "Speak up! We can't hear you!" Annoying, I tell you!!

After coasting through a couple of sickness-free weeks, here were are again. Kids have colds (to be expected this time of year) but I am sick once again. First its just a scratchy throat, then its headed to be a cold, but my illness turned ugly last night. Can I tell you how lovely it is to wake at 4:00 am with your left eye swollen to the size of a golf ball with the added bonus that it is matted shut. PINK EYE! Yipee Skippy! So yet another doctor's visit for the Jones family-and to top it off, my cold has turned to bronchitis. Cough yourself silly, Jodi!



Blaine had swine flu in October. Today he just blows a kiss in my general direction. He has stayed healthy since October. Garrett has stayed healthy too. Mostly its just me that is sick. Maybe I should start wearing a mask too. Hannah won't wear one anymore. She says, "I don't want to be the doctor!"

Can you see why I called this the sickness chronicles? Never in my life have I been so sick as I have this winter. (Had strep in December). The year has only begun...

On the upside, though- I just burned my tongue on a really delicious batch of homemade pudding. I don't think I'll be able to taste anything for a really long time.

8 comments:

Purcellville said...

You poor thing! I ams so sorry. I hope you get feeling better real soon! Let me know if I can help you in any way! Love ya!

Shrek Font said...

hello! how are you?

warm greeting for your lovely family 0_0

Jason said...

Wow... Keep hangin' in there, Jodi (and family).. Thanks for journaling! I love reading your entries!

Take care (literally)... ;-)

--Jason

Hailey Jones said...

Sorry to hear it! We had a year like that last year! Mazzy and I had the swine flu in November...not fun! And about the steroids...I COMPLETELY feel your pain! What a roller coaster of emotions with a kid on steroids! Hope you guys get healthy and stay that way!

Jake and Krista said...

That is a rough start to the year! BUt just think...Summer will be here in no time!! right??!

Jones Town said...

I am SO looking forward to warm weather and summer!!!

Jenn said...

I hope you're all feeling MUCH better VERY soon!!!

Beckie said...

UHG! well at least you got antibiotics fast! So tired of being sick to-- we need warm weather-- be able to go outside and air out the sicknesses!