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The Cold that Keeps on Giving

We are sick.  Every one of us in the house has some form of a cold.   That means that we have been going through kleenex, well, like kleenex.

I should have bought the ones with lotion...

I should have bought the ones with lotion…

It’s funny, though, because we are all trying to treat it differently and having varying degrees of success.  It amazes me how the common cold just messes with people in so many different ways.  Science is cool.

The Husband is relying on his four-hour generic brand of mucinex.  It seems to work for the congestion but he is not taking anything for his cough.  His cough could wake the dead.  I’m not even kidding.  He wakes up in the morning and it’s an ear-piercing cough that just keeps going to the point that I find myself wondering if I need to call him some help.  He insists that the mucinex is all he needs.

The Daughter is too young for most medicines and the pediatrician said to let her cough it out.  We do use the vapor plugs and steam.  At night, we can give her delsym so that’s good at least for sleeping.

These things make the whole room smell like vapor rub without the mess!

These things make the whole room smell like vapor rub without the mess!

The Mother is using a combination of Tylenol, mucinex, and cough drops to fight her cold.  Though she seems to have had it worst and is trying her best to just get lots of sleep and stay hydrated.

As for me…I’ve been sick since Christmas eve.  First, I got a cold that turned into laryngitis, then it turned into that bronchial thing that required a massive dose of amoxicillin for 7 days.  That was fun.  So that cleared up but I never quite shook the cold.  So these past two days, the cold has been back full force.  Fun times.  I’m treating this lovely cold with Robitussin multi-symptom cold and Tylenol. It seems to be working which is good.

The past two nights, we all agreed that we should try to eat some spicy foods to help burn it out of our systems.  Last night we splurged with buffalo wings from the Nines and tonight was jambalaya.  I don’t know if it made it better or worse.  I just know that I cannot wait for this winter sick season to be over!

So worth the extra points to be able to breathe for about an hour or so after eating them!

So worth the extra points to be able to breathe for about an hour or so after eating them!

Today was nice though – a balmy 50 degrees and even with the ridiculous wind gusts, the fresh air felt so good.  The sun was warm and I almost forgot that it was January and that Monday is supposed to bring a few inches of snow.

The common cold always seems to elude a sure-fire cure.  I wish there was a way to just get rid of it after a day.  But as the saying goes, “If wishes and buts were cherries and nuts, we’d all have a merry Christmas!”

What do you like to do when you are battling the common cold??

 

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Fears of the Flu

I was bad this year.  I have yet to get my flu shot.  Is it too late?  I hope not.  Though I don’t know that I can get it with this upper respiratory thing that is currently waging war against my immune system right now.  Brother #3 apparently has the flu.  He was here on Christmas.   I have been washing my hands like a maniac because of my own germs but man, I do not want to get the flu.

I do not want to be spreading this around...

I do not want to be spreading this around…

I know that after I finish fighting this cold, the first thing I’m going to do is go get my flu shot.  That’s a number one priority!

Here are some tips from the CDC on how to avoid the flu this season.  Some are common sense but they are all very smart and important tips to avoid the lovely flu virus.

I hope you all stay healthy this winter because even this cold, the one that has currently stolen my voice, is so very not fun to deal with.

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