Tuesday, December 16, 2008

sick sick sick

in the last 3 days:

  • 2 ear infections have been diagnosed and treated.

  • 2 top teeth are coming in all lopsided and adorable and owie.

  • 1 case of the chicken pox has reared it's ugly little head.

  • and 2 stomachs have thrown it all up...multiple times (one while sleeping, so all over the poor little one and then, stumbling in the dark, finally made it to the bathroom. put the dirty jammies in the laundry basket and changed into clean sweats, all while the rest of us slept. came in to my room, after the fact, simply to inform me of the goings on, then immediately fell asleep next to me. the other barfer, however, cried for 2 hours, layed down on the floor, then puked all over said floor. took a big, fat, long nap. then woke up crying and whining {sometimes yelling} went back and forth between the bed and the couch, continuously expressing pain and discomfort and unhappiness. and in response to our inquiries of how we could help, would yell "I DON'T KNOW!" finally stayed in bed long enough to puke all over the blankets, carpet and clothes. the throw up trash can was literally right next to the bed, surrounded by puke, but nevertheless, untouched.)

so far:

  • 4 doses of amoxicillin have been administered

  • 2 teaspoons of tylenol have been chugged

  • 8 ear drops have tickled on the way down

  • and 1 children's chewable pepto has been chewed up and spit out
we average:

  • 4.5 hours of sleep a night

  • 3 movies a day

  • 1 nap per person (everyone but me, that is)
the best part of having sick kids:

  • 4 for 4 have fallen asleep in my arms

  • they are all a bit more snugly, allowing me to hold them, rock them, hug them a little longer

  • their appetites have faded (so i don't have to make lunch)

  • and what with all the napping going on around here, i get to watch something that isn't animated, for a change.