Sick Again

With all our frequent handwashing, regular use of hand sanitizers especially after touching common public surfaces like hand rails etc, not touching the face with the hands etc, we were not able to keep sickness at bay. We’ve been attacked by various viruses continuously. When will it end?

First it was the boy. He got it from kindy, presumably. He passed it on to his sister. They had cough and cold. They recovered.

Next it was the girl. Almost as soon as they recovered. She got it from school, presumably. She passed it on to her brother. They recovered from a second bout of cough and cold.

Then it was the man. He got it from work, presumably. Right after the kids just recovered. He passed it to me. He recovered. I am still having sore throat and some phelgm.

I have not yet recovered. I am trying my best not to pass it to the kids.

However, the girl started vomitting. I don’t know where she got this from because it was holidays and she was away from school. So it was probably in a public place, the supermarket or bookshop or whatever.

The doctor says its a stomach virus and she is not prescribing any medication. Not cough and cold like what I have, so I’ll still have to be careful about not passing it to the kids. She’ll just have to ride it out, says the doctor. She gave her a suppository to stop the vomitting and a warning to maintain utter care or the rest of the family will get it too especially the boy. Wash your hands frequently after touching each kid, she says.

Oh No. When will this sick unmerry go round ever end?

With the kids having concerts and exams, it is even more crucial that they don’t fall sick or in this case, that they recover quickly. One of the things I regularly face is how to keep the kids healthy just before their school trips, parties and concerts etc. Events that they look forward to for months, sometimes.

My only consolation is, when the boy wanted a hug and I said “Stay away from mummy ok? Tahan a bit. We’ll hug hug again when mummy is feeling better.” and he said “I cannot tahan, mummy. I love to hug hug mummy!” Well, now he has to stay away from his sister as well.

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  1. alohamolly says:

    hey, MG,
    u noe wat my family just recovered from a pass baton-like vomit n diarrhea..damn tiring n scary..worried is rotavirus…

    do u use a mask since u having flu n cough?
    it really helps to prevent spreading to kids
    i do dat when i had it
    n of course frequent washing hands
    no sharing of food…utensils n clean n wash stuff cleanly
    pray u n kids get well soon!


    Fortunately, this time, its not that bad so far…

  2. mommy to chumsy says:

    oh no..sorry to hear this. our family has been sick too – cough and cold. first it was me, then ashley and now the man 🙁 going round and round. not helping that mil has it too and she doesn’t wanna see the doc 🙁 you take care.

    Yes, its called the Unmerry go round, not the merry go round. 🙁

  3. health freak says:

    Same here. Everyone in our family has been down with cough, strep throat and phlegm. Only hubs and #2 went to the doctor. I boiled luo han guo, barley and crysanthemum tea almost everyday. I also popped garlic pills and Echinacea tabs 2-3 times a day, on top of my vitamin ACE. After less than a week, I’m recovering now. I hope everyone in your family is recovering too.

    Wuah, you’re certainly armed to the max! Haha.

  4. Merryn says:

    aiyo kesian.. being deprived of hugs… be patient there.. until all is well again. get well soon.. hugs.

    Yah, I am so worried that the boy will either fall sick from his sister or me, just before his concert so no hugs for him till after the concert. So kesian hor.

  5. wen says:

    poor thing , wanna hug mummy esp when sick, oso cannot….

    Oh no, if he is sick, he will usually still get the hugs. But now, its mummy who is sick, so no hugs for him!

  6. Angeline says:

    Seriously, staying away doesn’t really help, ‘cos its in the air. But the hugs and closeness or physical touch calms the sick souls… so continue the hugs…

    sickness shoo shoo….
    Hope every one get well real soon…

    **Hey girl, Could I have a moment of your time to place your vote on my 2nd Blogoversary Post on my children’s blog? Because many readers feedback that they don’t see my sidebars. Sorry for the inconvenience caused and Thank you if you could just hop over to vote.

    I won’t hold back the hugs for the little ones when they are sick cos thats when they need comforting the most! However, if I am sick, I prefer to stay away from them for a few days, just in case I pass it to them. 🙂 Oh, coming right over to vote now.

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