Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sick of the Sicks

I am so frustrated with constant sickness in my house.

Will and his Daddy seem to be on a "top each other" in sickness contest. They are tied for first place right now and I seem to be on the losing end.

In the past six weeks, M has had two colds (one I think was bronchitis but trying to get him to a doctor is next to impossible) and a really bad stomach flu. Will has had his usual perma-sinus infection, two ear infections, bronchitis (seems same as what M had, but we actually took him to the doctor), and the stomach flu. I worked in hospitals before I had Will and the first two years, I got sick will all sorts of nasties. It was rough. The long-term bonus of that, however, is that I have developed a really good immunity that protects me from getting most of these ailments. I am very grateful for this, because I honestly don't know what we'd do if I got sick, too.

So, it seems as if one of them gets better, the other one gets sick, lather-rinse-repeat. The good news is that Will seems to be sleeping better lately. We had a rough time with the 18-month sleep regression, which I think was exacerbated by all of the sickness. I know I don't sleep well when I am not feeling well, so it was only to be expected. Now, fingers crossed, he is back to sleeping through the night, and I am hoping that trend continues for awhile.


Christy said...

That whole rotating sickness business really stinks, and I'm sorry you're stuck in it now. We had it here in February with the three of us and it lasted for 6 weeks and resulted in a grand total of 5 doctor visits and 10 prescriptions! It was also responsible for the return of Andy's binky . . . Hope everyone is well soon.

Anonymous said...

I hope he gets better soon! And you all can get some rest!

Tracy said...

I'm so sorry you're going through this; we had a two month cycle of the pass-arounds and it was AWFUL. One small blessing is that you're staying healthy...I've heard expectant mothers have a heightened immune system, too, as a sort of defense mechanism. Stay healthy, and go easy.

HereWeGoAJen said...

Wait, WHAT eighteen month sleep regression? There is an eighteen month sleep regression? That is going to occur during my MOVE? Argh, this is terrible news.

I hope everyone gets better soon.

Stacey said...

UGH. Hoping everyone will soon be well again in your home!

Mel said...

BummER!!!! I sure hope those boys get to feeling better soon. Sickness just sucks.

I think we are in a sleep regression right now, too. Months of a DREAM sleeper and all the sudden? WHAM! No naps, no interest in bedtime... UGH.