This past weekend has been a rough one. Every single member of our family is sick. It started with Joey's runny nose, and horrible deep cough on Tuesday. On Wednesday I had to take him to the doctor for an ear infection. By Friday Tommy and Ben were coughing and achy. On Saturday my throat felt like it was on fire, and Todd was an achy mess. Sunday we were all down for the count. I honestly can't remember the last time I had a cold like this. It feels like there are a thousand barbs sticking in my throat and I can't swallow. I can't get a deep breath because my lungs seem to be filled with phlemy goo that makes me cough every time I try. When I do cough I fully expect to see blood coming up. It makes my ears ring.
I guess I shouldn't have even thought it. I didn't say it, but I guess thinking it was bad enough. When January rolled around and none of us had so much of a sniffle I smugly thought we might even make it through the rest of winter healthy and intact. Then February hit us with each of the boys getting colds and subsequent ear infections. And now this.
Last night before bed Tommy was really complaining that his ear hurt. Ben was up four times in the night though he could not tell me until this morning that his ear hurt too. I guess this means we are going back to the doctor AGAIN, and now Todd is vowing to move our family to Hawaii. At this point it doesn't sound like a bad idea.