This past week has been infectious. In more ways than one! lol Monday started off with Christopher coming home from school not feeling too well. It escalated into a sore throat, fever and really bad body aches. A trip to the doctor confirmed he did not have strep. Just a nasty virus. Well the sore throat went away and in it's place came a cough. A really nasty wet cough. He has spent most of the week on his bed. Or in the tub. Lots of hot baths - as hot as he can stand for those poor achy body aches. I sent him to school on Friday since Thursday he really didn't want to be confined to a prone position any longer. About 2 hours into the school day he called not feeling well. I go pick him up.
Friday after scouts Michael started in with a fever and a really nasty headache. Off to bed he went. All day Saturday and today. He is starting to do better. He has a cough. Not as bad as Christopher's - but a cough nonetheless.
Thursday I noticed Donovan starting in with little cough here and there. It was dry at first. He was supposed to go camping Friday night and Saturday. As Thursday night progressed I could hear the distinct difference in the coughing spells. I told him he couldn't go. He wasn't happy about it. Friday afternoon I get home from scouts and Donovan informs me he has a fever of 102. I am so glad he didn't go camping. Later Friday night and most of the day Saturday his fever has been right around 104.
Today the three older boys stayed home from church. I told them they had to stay on their beds except to use the bathroom. We put a small t.v. and dvd player in their room so they could at least watch a movie while laying down and resting. So far - this seems to have worked well. They have been generous in the time spent sleeping and very wise with how long they watch something. I give them kudos for that.
This evening they appear to be feeling better and on the mend. Tomorrow there is no school so we are cleaning house in a big way. This will be the true test of how they are feeling.
I think somebody just threw up. Better go.
5 days ago