Welcome to the House of Sick

Being sick sucks. But what sucks even more is when your little ones are sick.

So last Monday, I started getting sick AGAIN. Hand sanitizer and Clorox Wipes come out. I tried everything to make sure Kelsie and Aubrey didn’t get sick. Thursday, Aubrey gets sick. By Sunday, Kelsie is sick. Just when I thought I was getting better, here comes the cough. The cough that literally took my breath away.

Now Aubrey has kept me worried. Everytime I think this stupid fever is gone, boom. My poor little baby is hot again. So yesterday through the tears and runny nose, I decided it was enough. Off to Pediatrics. The worst feeling in the world is having to hold down your little one as they are poked and prodded at.  Little Miss Aubrey was tested for Influenza as well as a blood draw to check her white blood cell count. After all of that “terror”, it wore my poor baby girl out and she fell asleep in my arms on the exam table.

After waiting an hour and a half, we get told the influenza is negative. THANK GOODNESS. But then the dr. tells me I need to get in with my doctor after he hears me coughing. So here’s my appt. made. What do ya know? Bronchitis. Freaking A.

And to make the day even more BLAH, it was my first night starting my Esthetics Program. So though coughing and fevers, I had my first class last night.

Please let us get better soon!

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  1. Ugh! Hope everyone’s feeling better! We finally stopped the sicky-cycle here with the same clorox, etc. routine as well as throwing out our toothbrushes.

  2. Ugh, Jenna. I totally know what you mean about holding down your baby. I hope you AND Aubs feel better soon. xoxo

  3. I hope you all get better soon! Isn’t awful when everyone is sick? I feel for you!

    Sending you all cyber healing thoughts!

  4. I am sorry that your little ones (and you) are sick. I wish you all a speedy recovery. It might have been an hour and half waiting at the Dr. but at least the test was negative.

  5. As a past nurse, I hate to say you probably shouldn’t have gone to school until you had been on antibiotics for a full 24 hours and no fever. I hope others in your program don’t come down with it too, and do the rotating door thing all fall and winter. I call it the rotating door because one person gives it to another person, then from them onto another person, and eventually it comes back around to hit the person who first spread it and gets them sick all over again.
    It really doesn’t matter if it’s flu or not, many other viruses or bacteria’s can be spread around if a person hasn’t been on antibiotics or antivirals for a full 24 hours and with no fever.
    Not to burst other people’s bubbles either, those little face masks you see the Japanese wearing, are really only good for about 15 minutes to an hour. As moisture in the air we breath out will moisten the face mask materials or layers and once they are exhaled air moistened enough then some viruses or bacteria’s can actually get out to the public inhaling in around the person wearing the mask. That’s why if a surgeon is feeling poorly, and must operate on someone, they have the Operating Room Nurse change their (the surgeons) mask for them frequently.
    I actually learned alot of this information from respiratory therapists, not in nursing school.
    I hope you get well. I hope others attending school will arrange a way with their teachers to make up work when they stay home sick until they are not running fevers. I hope teachers will be understanding and help in this matter, as well as employers too.
    I’ll pray your family all gets better and that you and your classmates don’t get stuck in the revolving door of sickness this fall and winter.

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