Of course, if I did actually hug you, you would have to bathe in bleach or Purell from head to toe.
Yes, the house has been brought to its knees again from Typhoid Pumpkin. Yes, on the outside she appears to be a sweet, innocent ten year old girl.
Inside lurks a demonic ability to lay waste to an entire household and beyond.
Only Typhoid Pumpkin can do this to the entire house.
Hubby can withstand the onslaught, as they are cut from the same cloth.
Wednesday, Pumpkin felt a little funky in the am, coughing, nose running and what-not. By evening, I knew it was not good, she was feverish and cranky. Yesterday, she was horrible until dinner time when the fever finally broke. Still tired and sniffly, but better.
Today. she is raring to go and annoyed that I am holding her back from school and dance class. I don't want her to relapse. I would probably die if she did.
You see, I am a miserable coughing and sneezing mess. I lay in bed last night for two hours until I finally was too exhausted to cough anymore and interrupt my sleep. This morning I felt like crap, but didn't seem to have the fever, just the mucous.... at least, not yet.
Hammer got up around 3am, coughing, sneezing, feverish and miserable. God bless him, he didn't wake anyone, just waited until 7am to ask for some medicine. My poor sweet baby.
The boys have another Boy Scout cabin trip today through Sunday morning. Hammer is not going. Fuzzy and Hubby will attend, but I have a feeling Fuzzy may not make the whole weekend as he is starting to sniffle and cough. Ugh.
Hubby actually is driving home tomorrow evening (from an hour west of here) to take Pumpkin to her Girl Scout Father/Daughter Valentine's Day Dance from 7-9pm. Hubby was going to drive right back up, but if Fuzzy is sick, maybe they will both be home tomorrow afternoon.
If Hubby does return to camp he will be home Sunday at 11am which is good because we have to leave at noon to go to my nephew J's 4th birthday party, an hour south of us.
That is, if, and it is a very big if, we are all okay to go.
Usually, when Typhoid Pumpkin starts it, my Mom and Dad get sick, too. I guess we will see!
I have been coughing so hard my chest hurts. I hope I don't get, Costochondritis , which is an inflammation of the joints between the ribs and sternum. Those of us with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus tend to get cursed with it, often when we get a bad coughing thing.
So, prayers, positive thoughts, candle lightings and stirrings, would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!!! I have to go put my tyvek biohazard suit on now and go attend to the kids!!! lol