Monday, November 6, 2006

Health Report

Ok, in the last month, Bugaboo and I have been to the doctor's office five times, and also spent about six hours in the emergency room one lovely morning. Collectively we have had four ear infections, a sinus infection, one enduring case of pneumonia, and now the new member to our not so exclusive ailment club one splotchy case of Roseola. Roseola! I had to look it up on the internet, because I didn't know what it was. Basically it is a virus (translation: when red spots break out all over your child who has had a fever for three days, you freak out rush him to the doctor, on the verge of tears only to have the doctor tell you to take your incredibly irritable toddler home and give him tylenol because there's nothing they can do for a virus except collect your $20 co-pay on your way out of the office).

Seriously! winter is just getting started and we are already having serious health issues, I am scared for the rest of the season...I guess we better go get our flu shots and stock up on vitamin c, does anyone else having any suggestions?

12 comments:

Becky (aka Morning Glory) said...

Maybe now that you've had all that, the rest of the winter will be easy. We can always hope.

HolyMama! said...

just prayer. fortunately, it's good stuff!

i'm sending one up right now...

sararegister said...

Well, look at the bright side...only a couple more childhood illnesses left and your good to go!! :)

Jenny said...

Roseola?! Does that even exist anymore?

I work in a hospital and the number one thing we get told is hand-washing, hand-washing, handwashing.

And I've heard alcohol kills germs so I say a margarita a day might be helpful.

ShelahBooksIt said...

Yikes!

surcie said...

You weren't kidding when you've said you've been through it, too! I hope everyone's getting better. You must be more sick of making calls to the pediatrician's office than even I am.

Mrs. Mogul said...

my baby has rosacea!! Nothing works! Some days it's good other days nada!..I checked out your card site!! FABBBB!!!

emlouisa said...

Man, your son sounds like A-Boy. He was sick a TON the winter of his first birthday. He had strep rash, which was scary!

Is he feeling any better these days??

Nettie said...

Hermetically seal off the house from the rest of the world?

Seriously, sickness sucks. I hope you all start feeling good soon!

Becky (aka Morning Glory) said...

Just came by today to say I hope you're getting well.

Anonymous said...

I hope you both feel better soon! Sending prayers your way!

Lei said...

perhaps you are just building up your immunity to everything and will actually have a relatively quiet season after this? hope so!