Thursday, November 12, 2009


I thought we could make it through the twins' first year without any illnesses. Because they are cared for in our own home, it was a real possibility. But sometimes you have to go out into the real world and interact with, well, you know... other human beings who harbor tons of nasty germs. Hey, I know we can't isolate our kids forever... anyone know where we can buy bubbles for them? ;-)

It must have been something that Mommy, Ava and Colin were all exposed to at the same time because we all started sneezing Tuesday afternoon. I thought maybe just allergies, but that night I had a sore throat and Colin was coughing in the middle of the night. Yesterday, Ava woke up with a snot handlebar moustache - not good.

So, we crank up the humidifier, give them Tylenol when needed (no fevers yet, thank goodness), give them nasal saline and suck out the snotties, and give them their sippy cups with water. They are still downing their bottles, so that's great. I also put some lavendar, eucalyptus, rosemary aloe rub on their chests. The good thing is that I don't go into the lab on Thursdays, so I can rest up too.

Here's hoping it won't last long, although the nurse said don't be suprised by 7-14 days!!!


Julie said...

Hope you all are feeling better! It's no fun being sick, especially for the kiddos. :(

They made it a long time without any sickness, that's great!

Unknown said...

Oops! I think I spot the harborer of those nasty germs of which you speak in your photos. Greta and Michael got the runny nose that week too. Hope yours wasn't too terrible.