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February 3, 2013

Mind Doesn't Always Triumph Over Matter



I’ve tried to deny this for a full week.

I haven’t had much to say on the blog, but all my Facebook posts have been full of rainbows and butterflies.

I generally subscribe to the camp of “Fake it ‘til you make it,” and it generally seems to work.

But I can’t hide it any longer.

We.Are.Sick.

It started last Sunday with B…cough, fever, and then vomiting.

We went to the pediatrician on Monday, and he confirmed it was just a cold. 

I kept B home from school on Tuesday, but sent A, since she seemed to be fine.

Tuesday afternoon, I went to the doctor to check on the nastiest cough I’ve ever had, which – by that time – had been hanging on for about 10 days.  He confirmed that it was just a cough, and prescribed some cough medicine.

B had really tough days on Tuesday and Wednesday, and by Thursday morning, A didn’t look quite right.

Thankfully, B was turning a corner for the better by Thursday lunch, but by Thursday afternoon, A was sick.

We muddled through Friday.  By Saturday, B was well, but A was still sick…and by then, so was I.  I called my doctor back, and I was so thankful he called in a prescription for me.

Saturday was rough.  But thank goodness it was finally the weekend, and Daddy was home.  B was feeling mostly fine, but A was still very pitiful, and this mama needed some rest.

Today is Sunday…Day 8, if you’re counting (as I am).

B is fine, and A has turned a corner.  I’m feeling better, too.  Today was the first in a full week that we all ate a normal breakfast.  Both girls drank milk.  Woo hoo!!!

I’m hopeful that we will start a fresh week tomorrow, full of true [not fake!] vim, vigor, and vitality. 

Among other things, I’m looking forward to having a few good days under my belt so I can begin to restore my faith in the concept of mind over matter.

4 comments:

Mrs FF said...

Oh dear!!! So sorry Mandy!

I hope the worst is over and you are all back to perfect health xxx

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I really, really hope this is the end of it for ALL of you!

Get well soon, all of you :)

strongblonde said...

glad you all are on the mend!! drink lots and lots of water. good handwashing. get rest.

we're watching our second tv show of the day b/c i'm in dire need of rest, too. i just need a blanket!

Mandy said...

Oh no! I feel like I sent you cyber germs!! I really hope you get some rest and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!