Day 17 of sickness
Brynlie seems to be doing a little better. She's at least eating and drinking a little bit so we aren't as worried about dehydration. We had a scare Friday because she was dry for 18 hours. We were about ready to head to Primary Children's Hospital and then she peed. I have never been so happy to see a wet diaper. And she's gotten a little better since. Still not getting as many fluids as she should be but she's at least getting some. Sadly she's still lethargic and super whiny and clingy. If I leave a room without her, her world comes to an end. She still has diarrhea and threw up yet again yesterday.
Now kennedy has joined the party. She started throwing up last week and has been having issues with it off and on since. Saturday was really, really bad. I loved spending Valentine's Day doing barf laundry and forcing her to drink water. Not. She's also been super whiny and clingy and not sleeping so well because she is still coughing up mucus. Every time I go into her room she begs me to stay and sleep with her. I stay until she falls asleep again and then I always leave in tears.
Cory has also decided that being sick would be fun. He's had the same stuffiness and gunk for a couple weeks or so but it escalated late last week and really got bad this past weekend. I think he also has a sinus infection, possibly bronchitis with how bad his cough is, and his eyes were red and super gross all weekend so I think he caught their pink eye, too. I'm hoping he can see a doctor soon. He started back with his 4 days on today though so that might be tricky.
I won't lie, I am a wreck. I can't even keep up to take care of my kids, much less myself. From the moment I'm out of bed till I'm able to finally fall asleep someone needs something. I'm cleaning up vomit, doing more laundry, forcing the girls to drink and try eating, cleaning up toys, having to hold someone because they want me, or starting Curious George over again for the hundredth time. Saturday night I too got sick. I've had a bad sore throat, fever, and body aches. Thankfully the fever has broken but I am still completely and totally exhausted and still have the sore throat. I've spent ample time in tears and on my knees begging for some relief. Cory has given the girls blessings which I think is the sole reason we haven't had to go to the hospital yet. The girls still have until Thursday night before they will be done with their antibiotic and if things don't get better by then, I'm going to need to be committed. We can't even make it to the grocery store.
This has been a rough winter for us. Kennedy attends two public preschools and Brynlie goes to the gym daycare. Both are things that are necessary so I guess we will just count our blessings that they are building their immunities early so they won't miss tons of school being sick when attendance actually counts. But, I'm pretty darn tired of snot, coughs, puke, and fevers. I'm begging for things to get better. Hopefully they will soon and we won't be spending the entire month of February sick. Just most of it.