April 14, 2011


I am exhausted. Singularly exhausted. I've been in West Virginia for the last two days on business, driving back and forth between there and home each morning and evening. And while we have healthy kids yet it seems like they've been sick almost continuously for the last three weeks. Let's take a look at the last 21 days.

Days 1 - 6 - Mia pukes. A lot. She recovers very slowly, refusing to eat, and stays home from school for an entire week.

Day 7 - Look. Everyone's healthy. Don't get excited. It's not going to last.

Days 8 -10 - Owen pukes. A lot. He, too, recovers very slowly yet he's not nearly as grumpy as his older sister. Insists he's Anakin Skywalker. Bad Anakin Skywalker.

Day 11 - Beth almost pukes. It's touch and go for a while but everything works out okay.

Days 12 - 13 - I get a weird, high 24 hour fever, feel like smacked ass for a while then miraculously wake up feeling great.

Days 14 - 20 - Mia comes down with pneumonia, visits doctors, has breathing treatments, misses lots of school.

Days 21 - ? - Owen gets double ear infections. Refuses to sleep. Parents cry. And drink a little bit.

And that's why I'm so tired. I'd like a medically induced coma now, please.

Posted by Chris at April 14, 2011 7:18 AM

Oh I am so sorry. Here, I am touching the entire "Cactus-Fish Family" with my magic wand! You are all well!

Posted by: Maribeth at April 14, 2011 7:53 AM

Blech, that sucks! Hope everyone is better soon.

Posted by: Elizabeth at April 14, 2011 7:53 AM

I understand (other than the kid part) TOO WELL. Feel better, guys!

Posted by: alektra at April 14, 2011 8:28 AM

My 16 month old has had pneumonia followed by strep and a double ear infection this month. I got something that *feels* like pneumonia and my 5 year old had strep so often last year that we call him The Streposaurus. Fortunatley, he seems fine this go round and I know that the best thing for a sore throat is a single malt just before bed. For me, not the kids. Good luck guys. Summer is coming!

Posted by: rebecca at April 14, 2011 1:36 PM

Sending healthy vibes your way.
And some sleep.
You need both of them.

Posted by: alimartell at April 14, 2011 8:35 PM

Bless. Your. Heart.

Posted by: Amanda at April 14, 2011 9:56 PM

Oh dear. I thought *I* was tired today. I wish you all much better health in the future!

Posted by: Heather at April 15, 2011 1:04 AM