Viruses Viruses Everywhere4
Sorry I’ve been MIA. It seems my life is full of viruses – both real and virtual.
Two weeks ago my oldest daughter spiked a fever of 103. It took five days to break, and only then it was after she worked herself into a double ear infection and received a healthy dose of antibiotics … passing it on to …
My youngest caught the infection and his eardrum burst a little over a week ago. Another dose of antibiotics and then two days later …
My middle child complained that her ear was hurting. Double ear infection and sinus infection. Third bottle of antibiotics.
In the midst of all this sickness, my oldest was slated to perform as Philip Johnny Bob in the San Diego Junior Theater performance of Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells Batman Smells. She had to miss a few performances (there were 19 over 16 days) due to the high fever (see above) but otherwise we were completely immersed in getting her to and from shows, volunteering to help out in the green room, and watching several of the performances.
What does this have to do with viruses? Well, in one of the scenes Mr. Scary asks the class if they know the meaning of the word virus. In typical Junie B. fashion, Lucille replies, “My Nanna grows viruses in each and every room almost!” I can relate. I feel like I’ve been growing viruses in each and every room the past couple weeks too!
Somewhere along the way – taking care of 3 sick kids and the stress of the holidays – I naturally caught their bug as well. It manifested into conjunctivitis and a sinus infection. Add two more antibiotics to my already full counter top.
My poor poor blog caught a nasty virus, causing it to be slated as an attack site on Google. This is the biggest reason I haven’t posted in two weeks. I had to install a new blog theme (you’ll notice a few differences in the formatting) because my old theme was hacked.
So there you have it. Hopefully by the New Year we’ll be virus-free. And here’s hoping that your holidays are free of viruses (unless they’re the kind in every room) as well.