I felt less than stellar on Friday. By Saturday evening both my girls were ill. Fortunately I escaped flu and had a nasty headcold while nursing the two girls through their first bouts with the flu virus.
Capetonians are weird creatures. Everyone always says 'oh, i had the flu last week' or 'we were all down with flu' when in fact they had colds. Colds are nasty, yes, but they are NOT FLU.
I had a long chat with my doc about it today and we were having a good old laugh about it. I was saying how we (the kids and I) had never had flu. He was chuckling away telling me how many people he sees daily that come in complaining of flu when its just a common cold. Real flu is far less common than most of us realise.
Watching my girls this week - daily horrendous fevers (esp Faith), zero appetite and practically unable to walk from one room to another has left me eternally grateful that this is such a rare occurence. As all you moms know it is freaking heartbreaking to watch them suffer.
|Thankfully he skipped the bugs and spent hours reading|
So not a helluva lot to share from this last week. Suffice to say we have watched lots of tv, have eaten very little and slept even less. >_< I am heartened that the worst is over (please God) and holidays lie before us with great opportunity to relax and enjoy good health!
I did manage a little 'refurbishing' this weekend. In those small moments when kids were sleeping and I was sufficiently medicated. ;-) Am loving seeing all my old 'blah' furniture begin to take shape with just a few licks of paint.
|not finished but getting there|