Friday, December 26, 2008

The Day After

Pin It Now! This is NOT how I wanted to spend the day after Christmas---in bed with a horrific cold. Finally after 2 weeks of nursing sick kiddos back to health, I have succumbed. I was actually sick yesterday, too, but woke up feeling much worse today.

Thank goodness my boys are old enough now to fix their own breakfast, go to the bathroom all by themselves, and best of all entertain themselves--basically they can leave me be so I can try to recuperate. But then there's that sweet little princess who still needs lots of Mama help. She did do something really amazing this morning, though. She slept until 8:30 am. Never happened before and probably never will again. I took complete advantage of the situation and began the doctoring ritual in peace.

My kids just don't know how good they have it. When they are sick, I wait on them, give lavender baths, make soup...the list goes on and on. But when I am sick, I have to wait on myself as I am sure most Mamas do. I am fortunate to have a very helpful hubby in my times of need, but from dawn till dusk I am on my own.

In between bouts of rest on the couch, I've been loading myself up with grapefruit seed extract, rubbing my swollen glands with Lympha Rub,and sipping hot peppermint tea, wassil and chicken noodle soup. I have also tried hanging my head over a bowl of boiling water with a few drops of eucalyptus oil a couple of times. I have even resorted to sniffing warm salt water up my nose just to be able to breathe. I hate breathing out of my mouth!!!

After having to sleep all night with my mouth in that uncomfortable position, my jaw and fake teeth hurt. And my head feels like it is going to explode out my ears. Ugh. My eyes are puffy and watery. I look and sound like a scary monster!!!

I should be getting ready to attend my brother in law's surprise 30th b-day party but am stuck here feeling quite miserable. I am hoping there is still a chance that I may be well enough to go shopping with my mom tomorrow. I hate missing shopping days with mom!:(

Well, I better go and herb myself up some more...


Anonymous said...

Nyquil, it works like a charm.

not up to code said...

I feel your pain. (to the tune of 12 days of Christmas) I have had three colds, two sick children, and one eye infection (in the past six weeks!)

We like MucinexD, GSE, elderberry syrup and prednisone!

not up to code said...

Oooo! I forgot to mention the netti pot. You really must try the netti pot. The process sounds really terrible but the benefits are well worth it. Plus you just get used to it.

HONEY said...

Zicam...the stuff is amazing at knocking out a cold FAST!


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