Mschelseamac - posted on 06/12/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
It's almost 5am. I think I slept 2 hours last night between waking up choking on my swelling throat. My joints hurt, I'm running a fever, my eyes sting, my ears are riniging with pain. I cannot breath even with Vics vapour rub, cold/flu meds, a breath right strip, and a humidifier. I just want to curl up and SLEEP or be miserably in pain by myself.
See I can handle it though. What upsets me is my 14 month old HAS THE SAME THING! Sadly there is nothing I really know of I can do for him but tylenol and vapor rub. His Dad still works for 3 days until 4 days off. As sad and pathedic as it sounds it seems like forever!
I know it's better to curl up and hibernate. He doesn't and continues to push himself to do more than he should probably be. The fever gets worse when he's active for too long. When i try and stop him he gets really mad. Plus he's bored with the indoors but taking him out in this breezy, HOT then COLD questionable weather isn't good for either of us. Plus I wouldn't wish this upon another Mother!
I'm always overwhelmed when my Son and I are sick at the same time, and I can honestly say without hesitation or exageration this is the WORST thing I've had since he's been born! At least the infection that landed me in the hospital was easily treated with meds! Now that he's walking a lot more and wants to get into EVERYTHING, it was bound to happen but sheesh *sigh*.
So anyone else had to go through this and manage to recover without becoming a overwhelmed wreck in the mean time?