The past couple of days have been a nightmare!
Both the kiddies were sick. It started with Ducky. He gets the croup every fall/winter so when I heard him on Sunday night sound I did what I do every time he gets sick.
I know, but as I self diagnosed myself as a "partial hypochondriac". My first instinct is to panic and think worse case scenario. But I composed myself and realized that, yes, it is the croup.
2. Follow the guidelines to the croup: shower and sit in the bathroom with the steam. If that doesn't work, go outside with the cold air, turn on the air mist in Ducky's room and give him some Tylenol for the fever.
3. Get some sleep cause it's going to be a crappy week!
Monday morning wasn't too bad, Ducky's fever was gone and kept insisting on going to school. So I took him and informed the teacher that he did not have a flu, his cough sounds worse than it is (especially since he was running around) and I left.
When I went to get him at the end of the day he was pale and tired... You must have read my last post.
I took him to the hospital, in and out in 45 minutes (new record). When the doctor came to see me the first thing he said was "well it's not Swine Flue". My reply, "No kidding! It's the croup, I just came here for something to ease it".
Doctor was really surprised that I knew what it was, cause I haven't dealt with this for 4 years (insert sarcasm here).
Got the kids home and Chicky started to run a fever too. Not really surprised, so Tylenol for the babe and they were out.
Tuesday was a quiet day with a lot of snuggling and drinking water and eating Goldfish crackers.
Wednesday, was when it hit me hard! Ducky was feeling much better and once again insisted on going to school (hope that continues!). So Chicky and I stayed home and cuddled and slept for most of the day. Once Ducky was home everything in my body hurt, I got hot and sweaty, I'd take a blanket off, then I would get the chills and goosebumps and my body would hurt even more. It sucked! No sucks, cause I'm still in pain!
I did get some relief later in the evening when a gal pal dropped of some medicine that had codeine and some ginger ale, I conked out for the night. Today I still hurt but I'm getting better.
Hoping both the kids are better by the weekend! Cause I can't pull another week of this! I laugh only because I hurt!