Things have been icky and hellish at the DD household for a while. As a result, blogging fell to an all-time low on the priority list. We've got a lot of catching up to do!
The pox upon our house began when Roger became sick with a bad cough about two weeks ago. About a week later, Delaney started coughing too, although it only happened at night and so at first we thought she just had allergies. Her coughing got progressively worse and after two sleepless nights during which she coughed practically non-stop, I took her to the ped who diagnosed her with...you got it: a virus! His prescription? "Not much you can do for a virus like that. Wait it out and try to make her comfortable in the meantime!" Just as she finally started to get better, I caught her cold and woke up with a nasty stomach flu and fever on the same day. If I had only known then about the shitstorm (no pun intended) that was about to hit after I got well, I would have been happier to get both illnesses over with at once.
Delaney caught my stomach virus and was terribly sick for four days, during which time Roger caught the bug from her and he proceeded to suffer horribly. Good Friday was really very bad and Saturday was no picnic either. On Saturday morning, I took Delaney to the emergency room (by myself...Roger was too sick to get out of bed) to have her checked for dehydration (she appeared to be feeling better, but had gone way too long without any wet diapers). The ER doc said she was, "a little dry," so they hooked her up to an IV for a few hours. It was amazing what a little moisture did for our baby girl. She perked up quickly, although she and I were both pretty battleworn at that point and were in need of serious naps.
I'm sure you're wondering what the silver lining is on this cloud. Thankfully we were all well enough to enjoy a lovely Easter with family. And, quite possibly, the best part of all? After doing about 23 loads of laundry, I'm starting the week with an empty laundry basket!