Monday, January 11, 2010

Diagnosis: Yucky.

Jenna, Alec and I have had the same illness for a few days now. Jenna's peaked last week, with a horrible cough and the snots; mine wasn't really too bad, just a stuffy nose and general crankiness and malaise (don't you just love that word?); and Alec's peaked yesterday and last night, with a terrible cough, wheeziness and decreased appetite, which for him is highly unusual. That boy eats like a MAN.

I brought Jenna to the doctor's last week and it was declared a virus. I brought Alec today and he said we probably all had RSV, a common respiratory virus in the winter months, especially prevalent in the 2-6 month age range. No meds, just some chest PT (which I learned how to do today) and lots of rest and fluids. Just gotta wait it out. Please pray for us that it leaves the house quickly... the doctor said it could be up to two weeks of symptoms. Yuck.

In related news, Alec gagged on his gunk and puked all over me this morning. All three kids have now puked in the last two weeks.



Anonymous said...

You KNOW you're a mom when..... We WILL pray for healing for the afflicted! Love, Gammie

Anonymous said...

Cheryl, you are the only one I know who could find humor in such a yucky situation....Trifecta..who would have thought..only you. Feel better. We are praying for all of you to have speedy recovery. Love Char

Anonymous said...

"Hat trick"......we tip our hats to YOU! Love, LW