Word of the Week – 14.03.14

It didn’t take me long to think of a word to sum up our week . . .
Chlo started off the germs on Monday and was feeling very sorry for herself – she didn’t eat any lunch, not even her chocolate biscuit so she really must have been feeling poorly! She was in bed before 12pm and slept for a good 3.5 hours (thankfully I was able to let her sleep as the lovely Ange brought Ben home for me – that would have been a hideous school run).  She was still feeling rubbish on Tuesday and ended up in the pushchair to collect Ben from school at home time – this is pretty much unheard of.
By Wednesday it was my turn – I felt more and more rubbish as they day went on and by the time Dave got home from work I was just about ready for bed (and I’d only had Amy to look after all day).  I basically waited until everyone was asleep (which seemed to take forever as Chlo just kept whinging and crying in her sleep) then got myself off to bed for about 8.15pm!  Ben woke at about half one crying with a headache.  The one shining beacon in this night was that Amy had her best night’s sleep ever – from about 8pm to 5am!
Thursday Florence NightingDave took the day off to help out as I really didn’t think I could manage a day of school runs and poorly kids when I felt so rubbish myself.  Amy had started with a nasty cough which was obviously hurting her as she would cry every time she coughed.  Ben came home from school looking very flushed and quiet as a mouse but insisting he was fine and still wanted to go to his swimming lesson. Amazingly he survived and by all accounts actually looked a bit better for it.  Again 4 out of 5 of us were in bed shortly after 8pm dosed up on paracetamol with Daddy the last man standing.
This morning comes and Amy’s cough has really taken hold, she was absolutely roasting and I decided that as it was almost the weekend I’d better taker her to the Doctor more for my peace of mind than anything else.  Turns out she has a chest infection and has now been prescribed a week of antibiotics.  She thought Calpol was horrible . . . Amoxicillin is a whole different ball game – you’d think I was trying to posion the poor love.  To make things worse I managed to get her first dose into her, along with Calpol and a full feed only for her to puke it straight back down me.  I rang the Dr for advice and was told to give her another dose as she would have lost it all.
I can’t tell you how pleased I was to get the three of them settled into bed tonight – I just hope a good night’s sleep sees a better day for all tomorrow!
So yeah – our word of the week is LURGY and it’s not a word we want back thanks very much!


  1. March 14, 2014 / 10:15 pm

    Oh I'm sorry you've all been unwell! Bubs has been poorly this week too. Roll on warmer weather! X

    • March 14, 2014 / 10:40 pm

      Definitely! Germs suck! Hope Bubs is better soon x

  2. March 14, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    Oh no…. they look so poorly 🙁 Wishing you all a decent night's sleep…. night nurse!! How I miss night nurse!! xxxxx

    • March 16, 2014 / 11:37 am

      They certainly were 🙁 The big two are ok now (bar persistent snotty noses) Amy is much perkier & no longer has a temperature but still really suffering with her cough.

  3. Clare Nicholas
    March 15, 2014 / 8:26 am

    Hoping a weekend resting will do you all the word of good.
    We've been the same this week and it's hard work when your ill yourself.

  4. March 15, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    Oh no, just horrible. Boo and I were ill a few weeks back, and it sounds very similar, so you have my total sympathies as it was awful. Really hope everyone slept better last night and are on the up today x Thanks for joining in and sharing with #WotW

  5. Karen Monkeyfooted Mummy
    March 16, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    Goodness I hope you are lurgy free soon

  6. katefever
    March 16, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    Bless them – Chlo looks so full of cold and Ben just looks knackered! Hoping that you are now all on the mend?

  7. March 16, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    We're certainly better than we were but there's been lots of temper tantrums due to general exhaustion!

  8. Pippa Ainsworth
    March 16, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    Oh you poor things. Chlo looks so sorry for herself in that photo. We've all been full this week, it's horrible trying to look after poorly children when you are feeling rough yourself.

  9. March 18, 2014 / 12:04 am

    Oh dear really sounds like you've had a tough time. I hope you're all feeling a little better by now. x #WotW

  10. March 27, 2014 / 6:17 am

    2 of mine have the lurgy at the mo! I blame the weather!

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