What is WITH this season of illness?!?! I am really done. Really, really, really done. In the last few months we have all been the sickest we have ever been. Granted, two of the members of our family are very young, but still. This is saying alot for Matt and I.
Right now the third, yes THIRD, bout of gastroenteritis is making it's way through another member of our family. Poor Iris is laid out on the couch just feeling like shit. Three weeks ago Eloise got this illness and was out the whole next week with, well, let's just say her diapers were seriously foul. She was well for only a couple of weeks and now Iris is sick! Mostly I'm just terrified Iris doesn't have what Eloise just had and now Eloise is going to get sick AGAIN.
I have been talking with people and reading message boards and even doing a little eavesdropping and it is sounding to me like other people are having a particularly hard season, as well. I wonder why that is. I wonder if having such a hard season will bode well for us in future years? I always hear that kids who get sick more when they are little will get sick less when they are school-aged. I have no idea why, but even our pediatrician said it to me once, so it has some merit, I would think.
It's funny because I am the crazy woman who forces her kids to wash their hands/wipe with disinfecting wipes/disinfects carts and tables/keeps Iris home from school when the worst stuff is going around. Obviously I'm not doing enough. I try to give the girls immune boosters when I know they have likely been exposed to stuff, but not on a consistent basis.
Luckily Eloise is still in very, very good spirits. She is stomping through our place in over-sized ruby slippers and giggling up a storm with her dada.