Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Still Under the Weather

Sometime in the middle of last night, trying for hours to quell Elizabeth's cough, I decided I'd better take the kids to the doctor today. E's bronchial passages are severely constricted and irritated, Silas has an ear infection, and Sarah is actually pretty chipper. I have laryngitis, so between me not being able to talk and Silas not being able to hear, we are quite a sight! Elizabeth has been our translator--listening to me whisper and then repeating it loudly enough that Silas can hear! Anyway, we came home with a boatload of medicine. Hopefully tonight will be more restful and we'll all soon be on the mend. I have lots of blogging ideas, I just haven't felt up to organizing my thoughts. See you soon!

P.S. Just in case you were wondering, the thing that finally got E to stop coughing long enough to go to sleep was hot peppermint tea with a big spoonful of honey. All the medicine I tried didn't work as well as that!

I find that we seem to come down with this stuff after a high-sugar holiday. Last time we were this sick was right after Halloween. Hmmmm, interesting.


Erica said...

Oh man. I know it's not funny, but the dilemma you describe (not being able to talk/Silas not hearing) sounds funny. Who would have guessed you'd have both problems at once?

Mom used to put equal amounts of honey and lemon juice in a tiny bit of hot water (to dissolve the honey) and we'd drink that instead of tea. It stops the coughing every time.

Hope you all start feeling better real soon!

Donetta said...

I think the sugar thing is right on. However I am once again addicted to it! I wish I would just remember this and stop the wheel, but alas every year it happens again.

Jen said...

That honey trick is a great one! Emma has been struggling with adenoid stuff for a couple months and the honey really helps soothe her so much.
I'm so sorry you all have been under the weather, though I am glad it has happened before the baby and not after. There are enough sleepless nights with a newborn!
Praying for your health!

Charity Grace said...

Thanks for the tips, girls. Billy brought some lemons home and we've been chugging hot honey lemonade. Does wonders.