Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A "Germy Wormy" July

For some reason, my kids have been sick pretty much the whole month of July. Noah finished his prescription for an ear infection the first week of the month and then about a week later, Abby started up with a yucky cough. Then the low grade fever set in for a couple of days s0 last Monday, I took her to the doctor.


In July.

What's up with that?

Then Tuesday night, Noah started up. I figured he must have bronchitis too and called the doctor. They wanted us to come in on Wednesday telling me it might be Stridor.

Stridor? Never heard of it. I googled it and found it to be a worse form of Croup. ugh.

They wanted me to come back in on Friday to check on him. Yes, we went to the doctor's office THREE times in one week. Luckily, his cough didn't sound any worse, but the doctor wanted him to take a couple more doses of the steroid that had been prescribed.

Needless to say, we didn't do all that much last week between all those doctor's visits. But I wanted to send a little thank you to Margaret Back - the creator of Germy Wormy for providing my kids with a little entertainment. :) Abby and Noah asked to watch that DVD 2 or 3 times last week - they think it is so funny - and they reminded me that they needed to wear a Germy Wormy sleeve several times. Watching the DVD and wearing those sleeves have really helped them to remember to cough or sneeze into their elbow instead of their hands. Noah even remembers to do it even when he's not wearing one of the disposable sleeves - pretty impressive!

Thankfully, the coughs are getting better, and we are actually going to get out of the house today and go to the library!

Here's hoping the germs stay away for the rest of the summer. I can't believe it is almost August. This has seriously been the faster summer EVER.

Slow down a little, will ya?


Candyland said...

Oh man:( Hope everyone gets and stay better.

Jessie Oliveros said...

Hey, I checked out that germy wormy page. What a great idea. My son had stridor a couple of months ago, and he also had to take a few doses of steroid. He was a little more hyper and aggressive than usual on it. Or at least I'd like to blame it on the steroid. Because my son is perfect.

amanda said...

wow...so sorry about the germs! no fun at all!!