I am not sure where this poem came from other than inside my head when …
There is something in the air, it’s a sickness that includes a temp high of 104 sometimes higher and a horrible cough that sounds like you will never get that icky stuff out of your chest! No this is not something that has hit Mama yet, but it’s taken over my 7 year old and 3 year old. Saturday night it all started after a nice eventful day when my 7 year old started shivering uncontrollably and retired to the couch smothered in a fleece blanket. Mama took her temp and found it hit 103 at that time, provided the little girl with some Children’s Tylenol and allowed her to relax for a while. Little did Mama know that this fever and cough would last up through to even today! Not to mention she didn’t even think about the boys and how they would react if they got this sickness (after all boys are big babies when sick, even as adult men).
My daughter was able to go to her Dad’s Monday and Tuesday overnight where her temp hit regular levels but only after having Motrin & Tylenol rotated every 4 hours. Finally the 7 year old is getting better, but don’t let the meds stay on the shelf because if you stop giving her Motrin her temp goes right back up to 104, we found that out last night! So she is still on meds and hoping to get her over to her pediatrician today for answers and a check up. She may also have an ear infection so Mama will see!
Last night my 3 year old woke up screaming over the monitor so I removed myself from my bedroom, to not wake up the boys Daddy and the 18 month old. My son AJ was telling me that he wanted medicine to make him feel better, he was sick. So I gave him Tylenol and asked if I could sleep with him. AJ told me, yes that I could sleep with him and so I climbed in bed with him. About 5 minutes later I was getting kicked out of my 3 year olds bed (he’s not the snuggling time, he likes space). So I retired to the couch under two blankets where I found myself getting out of those warm blankets every few minutes because AJ kept screaming Mama I am sick and crying. I would go into his bedroom, hug him, kiss him and pat his head telling him to relax it’s ok Mama is here and then go back to the couch. Shortly after I got snuggled in all comfortable on the couch AJ would scream again. This happened all night until maybe 4am or so.
AJ and I both must have finally fell asleep because when I awoke it was by Baby K being brought out into the living room by his Daddy at 6:30am … and now here I sit with two of my three munchkins. Luckily AJ is his normal self, he is just a little sick looking with a cough but no fever (knocking on wood). Baby K seems okay for now, but I will have to get my daughter into our pediatrician today so may as well have the boys checked since they will be going with me for the ride.
I don’t know what’s up with all this sickness but my family is not the first family I have heard of having sick ones lately and I really hope all of our little ones get better soon!