Its hard to be grateful this week as I'm fighting a cold, as well as looking after my two girls who are suffering from runny noses and feeling miserable for the past few days. Hubby worked from home yesterday and looked after the 3 of us, but today I am on my own.
Thankfully the cold medication I'm taking has kicked in, but it's hard when you watch your little ones suffer, and know there's not a lot you can do for them.
"Popette" has been sick on & off for the past 7 weeks or so, and has a constant runny nose. The last time we saw our Doctor she thought it was allergies, this was after she had "Popette" tested for whooping cough & asthma...that was 3 weeks ago.
"Popette's" nose has been running clear for all that time, her nighttime coughing had stopped after 4 weeks, and she wasn't coughing or sneezing during the day, so we just thought it was either allergies, sinus or hayfever. But then Monday afternoon after I picked her up from daycare, I noticed that her nose was running a green mucous, and she started coughing again.
Poor little "Cherub" has also caught the cold, and hasn't been breathing too well when feeding or in her cot, so we have both vaporisers on at night to help them breathe.
I long for a day when we are all well, and I'm not worried about "Popette" picking up a cold or runny nose from "so and so", or daycare or wherever!
Along with days that are free of my toddler being whingey and clingy, and having tantrums because she is sick and tired, and doesn't understand that she needs to rest to get better.
I am grateful for days where we are in good health, and when "Popette" is having fun laughing, and being playful with the rest of us and enjoying herself.