My worst nightmare came true early last week. EVERYONE was sick. I remember bringing the girls home those first few weeks and thinking to myself, "I can handle anything as long as they are not all sick." Literally, I would think how lucky I was that we didn't have to worry about that - especially during the transition period. Turns out, I was right. We were so lucky!!! It has been horrible!!!!!!!!
All three of my babies and a borderline sick husband is just not pretty. It all started with Karlie. She had a terrible fever and cough and had to be held all day - wow, she is 30 pounds and I felt every ounce of it by the end of the day. And I would race around her and make sure that everything she touched was wiped down, trying not to spread the germs. What an idiot I am! That didn't help a bit, and I should have been conserving energy! Then came Ella. Ok. I can handle it. I am an expert at holding two babies, rocking and feeding them is no problem. Yeah, add Maggie to the mix and then a whiny husband. By day 2 I was doubling my Zoloft and just praying someone would start feeling better. By day 3 I think Karlie really did feel better, but she had figured out that if she acted sick she would get more attention. My sweet, sweet, manipulative little girl. By day 4 I was extremely concerned because not only did I feel like crap, but there was no end in sight. By day 5, I called the emergency number for the girls' doctor (of course it was Sunday) and just balled to the poor doctor who returned my call. She probably wasn't expecting to talk to a completely worn out, hysterical Mommy, but that's who she was dealing with. By day 6, Ella's fever finally broke completely by morning, and Maggie's that afternoon. By day 7 everyone was really doing better - except for a totally exhausted Mommy.
On a more serious note, that was a really scary sickness we went through. I have never experienced fevers spiking like that, and it came on so fast! I really wish someone would come out with some type of medicine to give the babies. It is some kind of hell to watch them suffer; knowing the best you can do is Tylenol and a humidifier.
On a less serious note, it is only the end of November. I really hope we don't get sick all winter! I'm going to have my Zoloft refilled tomorrow!