Monday, February 11, 2008

Tantrum Time

I am stomping my feet, angry, ticked off, you name it.

Another BUG has hit our house again.

Thomas woke up this morning with a very sore throat. I gave him some Motrin, and we did school. He complained off and on all day.

This afternoon we went to Wal-mart, all three of us, and stocked up on groceries. He was complaining again that his throat hurt.

We get home, have dinner, and his throat still hurts, but he's fine.

And then, as he was getting ready for a treat of ice cream, because he thought that would make his throat feel better, it hit him. He walked by the trash can and just knew he couldn't make it any further. He didn't.

He's thrown up a few times tonight. He is not running a fever. His throat is red and sore still. What kind of virus is that?

I am so ready for spring, to be able to open the windows and get fresh air. I'd air the house out now, but it's -8 at the moment. Not going to work.

Thomas asked me if we had to do school tomorrow. Of course I am the type to baby my baby, so I would have said no. Instead, I told him to ask his principal. Bob told him it depended on how he felt. Thomas shook his head and said if he didn't feel too well, he'd like to read his life science text book all day. That's doable.

I am just mad because we've been sick forever! If it's not one thing, it's another. I shouldn't complain, because it's nothing *serious*, thankfully, but it's still a pain in the patooy.

So what else? Bob and I each have a sore throat. Hopefully our adult bodies will be able to better handle the virus, whatever it is.



Bonni said...

I'm sorry to hear this, Frankie! You have had a string of bad luck lately with these bugs. Like you said, I'm glad it's nothing serious. It's no fun, though. And I know you feel unproductive. I hope Thomas is feeling better today.

Kate in NJ said...

Yikes! Feel better!!

Sara said...

I know just how you feel. My littles have been sick for over a week, trading it back and forth between them. And I feel like the next time someone throws up, I'm going to scream!
At least we're not actually missing work days to sit at home with our sick ones ...

Heather said...

Sinus drainage can cause a sore throat and nausea, even intestinal problems. That's what we're dealing with around here. Riley had a high fever the first couple of days, but nobody else did.

Like you, I'm getting really tired of people being sick around here. I hope he gets over this quickly, for your sake as well as his.

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Ah, Frankie, I've got it, too! And it could not possibly have been passed virtually.

Mine is definitely a virus. But you ought to make sure. Check Thomas's throat, and if there are white patches, or if it smells "yeastie" or if he gets very red cheeks, take him for a 'strep' test. And insist on it!

My daughter had a "virus" like Thomas' and by the time we got the strep test, we needed a super-antibiotic! ARRRGH! They originally told us that if it was strep, she'd have a fever. She didn't. She just had the sore throat and the throwing up. Then the red cheeks.

Oh Spring, please come soon!

Summer Fae said...

Oh no! I am so sorry that you are sick again. I hope that you are all better real soon.

-8º brr..that is cold. I thought that 32º was cold outside.