Thursday, February 23, 2012

Trying to stay positive

We have had a crazy couple of weeks. Seriously, crazy. I am trying to stay positive and upbeat about everything because there is so much to be positive and upbeat about but.....I'm just going to complain for a few minutes, ok? Complaining on here is good because nobody answers back.

Riley is finally back to normal. After a week off school, a week in bed and a week of fevers at 104. Just as she started to feel better Coop went down. Fever and the continuing cough. We spent lots of time in baths.

Some days maybe too long...

We spent hours on the couch with our drinks and books

And hours watching Dora

Thankfully his fever only lasted 24 hours. His ears and chest are clear. He has been diagnosed with the 100 day cough.

The weeks of little sleep and constant nursing back to health caught up to me on Tuesday afternoon. With a killer headache that was so bad I was sick to my stomach. Jason was in Toronto so the other man of the house stepped it up and helped make our pancakes for Pancake Tuesday.

Things started to look up for us on Wednesday. We all went to school. Riley's report was featured on the level 4 work board at school.

My girl won an award at school and she recited a poem in front of the school at the Ash Wednesday liturgy.

Things looked great. We busted a move in the kitchen.

Then during the night Simon went down....hard. This picture was taking in the middle of night during one of his quiet moments. Quiet moments came far and few between.

Back to the clinic we went. After 4 hours of waiting we are home with strep throat and a double ear infection

Coop made his own fun at the clinic.

I am thankful we are a family that doesn't get sick often. I am thankful I was 3 cars behind the car that was hit head on this morning. I am thankful that with rest, antibiotics and a whole lot of love my kids will be healthy again. I am thankful for knowing the nurse at the clinic today who made our wait shorter at 4 hours, others waited much, much longer. I am thankful the weekend is coming and that I get to be with my girls supporting the best charity on earth Alivia's Rainbows.

Thanks for listening to my you had the choice.


kateolijnyk said...

My dr. Uncle was just telling me about the 100 day cough! I can't believe you have it at your house. Yuck!
Poor Si guy too - sounds like he has been hit hard.
Keep your head up Chiquita - everyone will be better soon.
Sending loads of hugs and get better soon. Xo

Carrie said...

Even whenthings are low we have so much don't we. Love you, can't wait to see you Saturday.

PS i'm totally impressed you still have your Irish sweatshirt (I purge like crazy) and that it still fits exactly the same as in gr.9.