Sunday, February 17, 2008

Quarantine

Wow.

This has been a trying week.

On Sunday (a week ago) Noah became sick with this cough like a barking seal and a forehead you could fry an egg on. He stayed home from school Monday, and again on Tuesday. We sent him to school doped up on medication on Wednesday because by then I had it too, and couldn’t cope with all three kids at once, because all I wanted to do was lie in bed and moan.

By Thursday, it hit Ethan like a ton of bricks and he has been moaning for four days straight. And I am not kidding.



See? He's been like that for four days now. Nearly non-stop.

He has been laying spread-eagled across my chest inhaling, and then moaning with every exhale, pausing only hack up a lung or to whimper, as if to ask, “When is this going to end, Mama?” And all I want to do is lay sprawling across someone else’s chest and do some weeping of my own.

This weekend, we went up to the San Fernando Valley to see Michael’s mother to celebrate her birthday. I am praying we didn’t leave her with the gift that keeps on giving. Noah is feeling better, but a week into this, he is still coughing and congested. I assume he will be his old self first, and he is still not there yet.

The rest of us may have a long haul still ahead of us.

6 comments:

gpc said...

Poor babies - all of you! I remember as few days like that when my kids were small, and I truly sympathize. Feel better soon!

Snowbird said...

Aw, honey, I wish I could be there to help out. Poor Ethan and poor you. Has Luka gotten it yet? I don't know how you managed to go to see Mima feeling the way you all did. Take care. I loooovvvveeee yooooouuu!!

Barbs said...

I have other friends in SD who have the same thing... it seems to have taken over the city :(

Feel better soon!

Cindy said...

Oh goodness! I so feel for you. We just got over it and it was miserable. Afrin was my friend. Hope everyone feels better soon.

Killlashandra said...

Whatever this illness is it strikes with a vengeance. I've read several other blogs with mom's and kids all being very sick in the last month. I hope you guys get well soon.

Snowbird said...

I have to keep coming back and watching the video. Have you thought about entering it or the one with Luka spitting--or both--in Funniest Home Videos? I think you have a winner there!! Also, I think Ethan has taken over the title of "Sarah Heartburn" from his mommy. :-)