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Friday, December 02, 2005

Ask not for whom the nasal bulb tolls...

Sam and I are sick. Again. If you've been counting along with us via my blog, you'll know that this makes it our THIRD cold since Sam was born. And that's not even counting the time he was hospitalized for four days with a viral infection.

Jesus H. Christ. I know the average kid is supposed to get six colds a year, but could we get a little breathing room in between, please? And why do I have to get dragged into things? I thought I left my mucus-encrusted childhood behind me long ago.

Here's how ridiculous it is: We had a cold over a month ago. Sam's went away after a week, mine after two weeks (and WTF is up with that?). But mine turned into a respiratory infection, which I'm still getting over. So now I have symptoms for two different overlapping ailments. That's just not right.

(Wah wah wah. Yes, thank you, I would like some cheese to go with this whine.)

Bad news: Sam seems to have inherited my immune system, which is roughly that of a 92-year-old Victorian invalid.

Good news: I've finally figured out the correct usage of the nasal bulb. I have a feeling this is going to be a handy skill to have.

10 Comments:

  • At 2:15 PM, Blogger White Trasherati said…

    OMG, I thought I was the only one with the Victorian invalid immune system! Just today I was walking around singing, "All I want for Christmas is a new immune system, a new immune system, a new..." - you get the point.

     
  • At 3:52 PM, Blogger Melissa said…

    That sounds awful! You have my deepest sympathies. I am dreading the day when illness strikes either one of us, because teething is bad enough.

    (You have made me wonder if in fact I know how to use the bulb syringe properly...is there a trick?)

     
  • At 6:43 PM, Blogger Melissa O said…

    hope you & sam get better soon!! by the way, what's that bulb for? i've never seen one. i'm guessing it's to suction snot out of a baby nose? if so, how do you get the snot out once it's in the bulb? tutorial please.

     
  • At 6:58 PM, Blogger ... said…

    oh yeah??? well guess who brought home a miserable cold and..wait for it...headlice. i would like to die now, thank you.

    is it wrong to shave a little girl's head when she's sleeping?

     
  • At 8:02 PM, Blogger Cataclysm said…

    Yo sickly doppelganger! Hope yer feeling better soon! There's something really not right about Mommies being sick...

    And I'm with Melissa O needing to know how the bulb works!!! I remember seeing it used a lot on "Life's Birth Stories" so when I saw it in a shop, I had to get one... add to my home-hospital collection of syringes, drugs and potions... so I've got one... but then, I also have Tylenol Cold for Infants which, sadly doesn't come in the dye-free version - pink everywhere - but it keeps the pipes clear.

    Anyway, lots of fluids and naps this weekend!!
    Take care, Kris

     
  • At 8:32 PM, Blogger Tamra Thetford said…

    i was just out with my husband enjoying a lovely adult night doing something more exciting than watching netflix (courstesy of the visiting in-laws) and we spent a good chunk of our time chatting over drinks devoted to my terrible immune system and how it's taken a nose dive after Henry was born. My mother-in-law brought me olive leaf extract or something to take-- i'll be the guinea pig and let you know if i'm suddenly sickness free.

     
  • At 8:34 PM, Blogger Anne-Marie said…

    Ah! Snotty kids are disgusting, let's be honest here - ESPECIALLY when breastfeeding! Can you snort a bit more please? You gotta feel bad for them though, during Sam's only cold, he would wake up with his sheets covered in crusted-over snot all over his sheets and his face. yum.

    Feel better soon, stay in your pj's and get some rest!

     
  • At 8:46 PM, Blogger landismom said…

    Oh ugh! My son has had a dripping nose for about the last 18 months, and it's getting old, especially since I keep catching it too. Seriously, though, I hope you and Sam feel better soon.

     
  • At 11:45 PM, Blogger Doppelganger said…

    Awww... thanks so much everybody. I feel like I'm in the middle of a virtual group hug.

    Melissa, there's not a big trick to using the bulb -- once I figured out how to stop blowing air up Sam's nose.

    Oh my lord, no, Jenn. She did NOT. Are you all infested? Do you want me to cut your hair for you?

    Anne-Marie, you are so right. Never in my most deviant thinking have I ever envisioned myself with snot-smeared boobs. And seriously... EWWW. I can handle being drooled on, puked on, peed on, and pooped on, but I feel like I have to draw a line somewhere or all hope is lost.

    Anyway, thanks again, all. Just reading your posts I feel a lot better. And now I'm off to bed.

     
  • At 11:36 AM, Blogger Anne-Marie said…

    Ah! I spoke too soon, bragging about (my) Sam's only cold - alas, the last 2 days have also been snot-filled and lacking in zzzz.

    Now I just sit and wait to get his cold! Yippee!

     

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