Saturday, May 13, 2006

Welcome to the House of Sick

Going on three weeks now. The House of Sick (Down the street from the House of Blues)....

First youngest son, home a full week, coughing, doctor misdiagnosed as asthmatic bronchitis. Put on steroids and an inhaler, seems to help coughing a bit, back to school for him.

Then dear husband, home a full week from work (I've known him 20 years and he has NEVER EVER missed a full week of work). Doctor misdiagnoses as sinusitis. Luckily we mentioned he'd recently traveled to Asia, so her consult with the infectious diseases specialist insisted she make him get a chest x-ray just in case. Oh, gee, he has PNEUMONIA. D'oh!
Back to doctor with son, oh maybe we oughta get him an x-ray too....Sure enough PNEUMONIA. D'oh!

Oldest son and I are keeping our fingers and toes crossed that we don't get it!
I had it a few years ago and my lungs have never felt the same.

I'm going seriously stir crazy though with all the goddamned COUGHING all freaking day. Arrrrgggghhhh!
And the kleenexes everywhere, and the glasses with the germs crawling all over them and pills and medicine bottles with sticky medicine dripping on the counter.

In Sickness and In Health though, I promised!


cara winsor hehir said...

gas masks and rubber gloves!

Cathy said...

My symapthies, we are just on the downhill end of all this at our house.

kristen said...

oh ack!! THAT is not the way to spend mother's day! poor kidlet, poor husband. POOR YOU and *other* kidlet. i'm keeping my fingers crossed and more that you two do not succumb to it and that the sick ones are over it quickly-ish.

great big hugs to you!