Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Less discussed symptoms

As part of the flu/bug/sickness the boys and I have been fighting, I have noticed a symptom that none of the websites/blogs I frequent mention. We must have an unusual strand of this flu. Along with fever, stuffy and runny nose, aches, chills and earaches, Grant and I have experienced a similar strange symptom.

This morning, in my church Mom's group, I was overcome with an inexplicable urge to cry and shake. So, I did what any mature mother who is trying to keep together a house falling apart with 7 days of laundry piling up, while tending to sick feverish, fussy children and recouping from her own bout of the sleep-depriving illness would do - I broke down and cried for 10 minutes. Thanks to my amazing supportive group. Did I mention I am hormonal on top of all this?

Grant, while impatiently lounging in his back seat booster at the drive-thru pharmacy (CAN I GET AN AMEN FOR THE INVENTION OF THE DRIVE-THRU PHARMACY!!!) today, started to uncontrollably sob.
"Buddy, does your ear hurt that badly?"
"Then what's the matter?"
"It's just that I'm worried they are trying to kill me."
"Those people in there."
"Oh, Bud, why would you think that?"
"Because this is taking so long. They must want to kill me."

No one told me to expect illogical melt-downs as a symptom of this illness. Hopefully, this melt-down stage means we are on the mend.



  1. I really hope things start to look up soon, but boy, did Bud's comment have me laughing.

    Huge hugs to you!

  2. That's weird, but sleep deprivation can cause some pretty strange things to happen.

    Hope you're all well soon!

  3. Oh poor guy!!
    I personally haven't (KNOCK ON WOOD) been affected with the bug, I'm just taking care of everyone else. But I can tell you that I have experienced quite a few irrational breakdowns!

  4. I'm just impressed that you were able to leave the house to make it to your mom's group. I would have hid under the covers in my bed. Oh, yeah. That's not an option.

  5. Oh, sending hugs for both of you (unless that will cause the sobbing to increase).

  6. Oh dear...I can't blame the flu for my crying, but I can't understand that being ill gets old and can cause a breakdown. Glad you had supportive folks around.

    And yes...AMEN on the drive-thru pharmacy!!

    I wish there was a drive-thru post office...not just to drop the mail, but to buy stamps and pick up things.

  7. Sorry you guys are still sick. Bud makes me laugh though!

    Feel better soon!

  8. Hmmm, can't blame my break-downs, crying and sobbing on the flu. :0)
    Just remember, this, too shall pass.
    do you want to throw a cyber-tomato at me for saying that? It really does help me to repeat it over and over.
    It WILL get better. Get some good sleep at night, if you can.

  9. Sometimes you just have to cry.

  10. Oh boy that sounds rough. I hope you all feel better soon!

  11. You guys have been really through the wringer with this mess! No wonder the poor little guy thought somebody had it in for him. Doesn't stop me from giggling at how cute it was, though! LOL!

    And if none of those women offered to come over and help get things back in order they should be ashamed of themselves! It's supposed to be a church F.A.M.I.L.Y. You shouldn't have to go it alone! Wish I was closer. I'd come in a heartbeat!

    Feel better!

  12. My mom just got over a strain of the flu that did the same thing to her! She thought it was a reaction to her antibiotic (she got bronchitis after the flu started to subside.)