Friday, March 09, 2012

Under Quarantine

We started the week off on Sunday with six happy, healthy kids.

Monday morning brought the stomach flu for one child, which we first hoped was a fluke.

Monday night brought the first spots of chicken pox for Nathan.

Now we are wrapping up the week with a full-fledged virus invasion.

Nathan has a mild case of chicken pox. All of the other kids (except Ryan) have had it before, thankfully. Nathan had a day of feeling under the weather but has been his normal, energetic self since then. I'm pleasantly surprised that he has so few spots and is not feeling sick or itchy.

As for the rest of us, five out of eight have been hit with the tummy bug. And one of those five just shared a cup of water with one of the healthy three, so I expect that we are not done yet. I suspect that we picked this bug up through the computer since it's going around Facebook right now. (Haven't you ever felt like that? You read about a friend's child getting sick and suddenly one of your own kids gets sick.) If there is one thing I can't stand, it's stomach viruses. There is just very little personal hygiene and extensive cleaning that prevent it from sweeping through a family with young kids. Yuck!

If I had to guess, I'd say that by the time we're all feeling better from the tummy bug, Ryan will have the chicken pox. March madness... I feel like I need to shower in bleach.

I'll be back when the quarantine is lifted. Be careful out there, folks!
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