Saturday, January 29, 2011

strep throat, don't come back again

This week was so difficult with both Bryan and I having strep at the same time. Taking care of kids when both parents are sick is extremely difficult. It got so bad that on Tuesday, we both had fevers and terrible aches and soar throats and we just couldn't gather the strength or energy to take the boys to school. They stayed home which meant a little more work for us but they are surprisingly self sufficient. They pretty much got their own breakfast (with dad pouring milk) and lunch out of their lunch boxes and brought us Gatorade. We love our boys and they have been extremely helpful this week.

We are also so very appreciative of our babysitter, Tabitha. She has been amazing through all of this and has surprisingly not gotten strep. She cleaned up Clay's puke 3 weeks ago (symptom of strep) and took care of Jaden after he was no longer thought to be contagious. Little did we know that both boys had strep then. Now we are all 4 on antibiotics and Tabitha came to save the evening when she cooked our boys dinner and put them to bed when Bryan and I couldn't get out of bed.

Even as miserable as this week was, it was still not as bad as 4 1/2 years ago when Bryan and I last had strep at the same time. We had a 3 month old Clay and a 22 month old Jaden and were very poorly equipped to take care of either of them while we were sick. We had no one that was willing to come help us and we barely thought we would make it through that.

Strep as an adult is 10 times worse than as a kid. I am hoping I never get strep again but in the least, I hope that I don't get it at the same time as Bryan.

1 comment:

Mike Jones said...

Great blog keep up the good work!