Season – TURN TURN TURN

Is flu season over yet? I spent almost the entire month of February sick but it was more the head cold/chest cold variety and not the fever, aches & pains, can’t get off the couch except to you-know-what variety. But Saturday morning my child woke up with a high fever and slept for almost ten hours on Sunday. She woke up long enough to be sick and take a bath then was so exhausted she turned her nose up at food and asked to go back to bed.

This is not good. For one, she’s miserable and I hate seeing her this way. For two, I’m going to have to take the day off without pay to take her to the doctor. I sure hope this isn’t a long term thing. She’s going to sleep her way into smaller clothes at this rate.

Through this virtual little world I play in, I’ve made friends all over the country and am amazed at how many people are sick. And how this sickness just won’t let go, lingering for weeks. Maybe we need to wash our hands more. You think? I don’t know.

But I know Spring has got to get here soon. And with it, melting of the snow and ice, longer days and warmer nights. Colorful flowers and blinding sunshine and hopefully the end of this bloody flu season. I’m even trying to pretend Spring is already here with the picture of these beautiful flowers.

Have you been sick? Have sick kiddos at home? Any ideas or remedies for how to kick this stuff in the butt? Did you wash your hands before you touched that keyboard? LOL!

8 thoughts on “Season – TURN TURN TURN”

  1. MsHellion says:

    Everyone has been sick around here. I hear keyboards are the nastiest thing you can touch, even worse than the telephone headpiece. We do have PureEX germ killer, a huge bottle, so we might be getting healthier soon.

    Spring is around the corner, even if it’s supposed to snow 2-4 inches today. I believe it. The weather was too wonderful this weekend, just the perfect hope to say: Spring is coming; hope is here.

  2. Actually I did wash my hands before touching my keyboard, but it’s anyone’s guess if the other users did. I haven’t been sick yet but I have allergies that plague me throughout the year. So I’m not so lucky. And I agree with Hellion Spring is the new hope!

  3. Beth says:

    Terri I just have major health catastrophes, I rarely get sick. If I do happen to pick up a cold it usually lasts less than 24 hours. My poor husband gets a bad cold at least once a year, sometimes twice, but I never catch it. I even work with the unwashed masses, aka the public and I still seem to bypass the latest crud. I guess I just have a killer immune system.

  4. terrio says:

    Hellion – it’s 60something here today and it’ll be 70something tomorrow. But I’m sure it’ll drop again by the end of the week. Sorry about the snow and keep that GermX stuff on hand. No pun intended. LOL!

    Kelly – allergies suck but I’ve been lucky. I’ve actually grown into them as I’ve gotten older. That really sucks.

    Beth – you sound like me. I actually don’t get sick very often and if I feel something coming on I fight it with Zicam. That is miracle stuff.

    Thankfully, the child seems to be perfectly fine today. Doctor says it must have been some short lived virus and she can go back to school tomorrow. Yippee! Keep your fingers crossed whatever it is doesn’t come back.

  5. irisheyes says:

    I know just how you feel Terri! I was pretty much out of circulation yesterday because I had 2 kiddos home sick. Luckily, they are both back at school today. My kids usually get something and it takes a good week to get them over it. This time they seemed to bounce back easier. Sometimes, I feel like my whole world revolves around sickness (dealing with it, preventing it, avoiding it, etc.). I’m really ready to get off this rollercoaster now! LOL

    I’m glad Isabelle is okay! Now you have to bulk up on the Vitamin C so you don’t catch it again!

    I am so ready for Spring and Summer I can’t tell you! I know in my head that it’s not the cold weather that causes the sickness but I still like to blame it on the cold anyway, cause I HATE being cold!

  6. terrio says:

    Irish – it’s everywhere. I can’t believe I got so lucky and it was only some 24 hour thing. But after sleeping most of Saturday and all day Sunday, this child had an endless supply of energy yesterday. LOL! Made my day off not quite so relaxing.

  7. Janga says:

    I am glad Isabelle is better, Terri. I spent yesterday taking care of the four-year-old grand who was home sick. All seven of them have had whatever the current bug is. Lots of the kids at church have been sick too. The cry of “Well, it’s almost spring” has become a common refrain.

    Once the daffodils start blooming, I find my winter blahs fading, and our yard is filled with bright yellow blooming.

  8. terrio says:

    Janga – I hope the little one is better now. This bug seems to have a life of it’s own and it unstoppable.

    We hit the mid 70s today and it was just wonderful. However, we’re with you guys in expecting strong storms tonight. But I’ll take a warm thunderstorm over a cold snow storm any day.

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