Wednesday, 16 December 2015

When Illness Strikes.

Last week I wrote a post about why it sucks to have a birthday in December. I realised that I missed out a very fundamental point in this post. Illness. I can't believe that I failed to mention that another huge, crappy reason as why having a December birthday most definitely sucks is illness. I can't tell you how many times over the years I have been poorly before/during/after my birthday and in the run up to Christmas and this last few days have been no exception. Not only that but I have been incredibly kind and spread my manky germs throughout the household infecting the (poor, poor) children.

I could feel illness coming over me on Thursday night, that horrible 'I'm getting sicky and I'm going to feel like a sack of sh*te* feeling, roll on around 9pm and I'm then shaking uncontrollably and freezing, it was nasty. I couldn't get warm.......our bedroom seems to be freezing at the best of times but I just could not get warm, I ended up dosing myself up and taking myself to bed. At this point I was quite upset as I was supposed to be going to the spa on Friday with one of my bestests and I was genuinely worried I was going to have to pull out. As it happened I did go and had a lovely time but my god I really didn't feel good at all. So typical really, that the weekend just gone was jam packed with exciting things, we had rugby to take Alfie to on Saturday morning, then the Santa special train and then a meal out in the evening. I forced myself to drink a couple of glasses of wine, get into the festive spirit and have a good time but in all honestly I probably should have been keeping warm and resting in bed (obviously fat chance of that happening with 2 kids to look after!). Sunday came and it was Elarna that came down with the same illness, poor little thing, it really is horrible to see a baby poorly and know that they don't really understand why they suddenly can't breathe properly and can't make as much noise as normal. Luckily with some Calpol and TLC she wasn't too bad, more snotty than anything but babies can be quite resilient and seem to bounce back relatively quickly. 


My poorly little man

Poor Alfie is not so lucky though. Monday we thought he was ok, he went to nursery and seemed to have a fantastic day, yesterday not so good. My poor little lad has been knocked for 6, I really haven't seen him quite so ill for a very long time. He had clearly caught what I have (fever, sore throat, nasty cough, headache etc) I struggled to get him to drink, he didn't want anything to eat and had 2 mega sleeps during the day which is so unusual for him, this is a little boy that doesn't sit still during the day so to see him with sunken eyes and no energy is just heartbreaking. After managing to get some medicine down him he did perk up slightly and I'm keeping my fingers tightly crossed that he recovers in the next couple of days so we can watch him in his nursery carol service on Friday (coincidentally we missed last years performance through illness too!). 

Feeling pretty pathetic!


It's been such a nasty few days that I have had very little motivation to write, wrap presents, clean the house or pretty much do anything at all other than feel sorry for myself and be very pathetic. My best friend told me that I have 'Princess flu', I think she's right and clearly so much worse than 'man flu'!!! I'm hoping and praying that I am slowly coming out of it now, I still don't feel 100% but alot more functional than I have been, I just hope that Alfie feels alot better soon and that my husband doesn't catch it because at the end of the day I have no idea who would cook the Christmas lunch if he isn't up to it, ha!! 

Anyway I think that's enough of me being absolutely pathetic, normal business will resume soon, but in the meantime I am taking the opportunity to wind down a bit ready for Christmas and hopefully the germs will stay away.

Anyone else poorly at the moment?


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22 comments:

  1. Oh dear, we've all had it too. Just hoping it disappears before Christmas! Aw well I hope not everyone thinks December birthdays suck as my little boy has a pretty prominent one. 🙈 #bestandworst

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  2. Oh no! It's awful feeling poorly at this time of year when there are so many exciting things going on and jobs to do. We have been under house arrest for the last week as my youngest has Chicken Pox. He isn't too poorly with it thank goodness, but I feel sorry for his big sister as she has had to miss some of her playgroup Xmas parties. Ah well, at least we should hopefully be fighting fit for the big day! Hope that you and yours are too.

    Sending hugs and Lemsip and wishing you and your lovely family a very merry Christmas.
    Dawn x
    #bestandworst

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  3. Beimng poorly around this time really stinks, doesn't it. Hope you get well really really soon and have a fab Christmas. x #bestandworst

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  4. Yes! We have a cold going around at our house too, so far I'm the only one that hasn't caught it. I hope you and your lot are feeling better soon, it really is a terrible time of year to be feeling under the weather. And you're right, it's so hard to see our little ones feeling unwell and knowing all we can really do it wait it out. #bestandworst

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  5. That is bad luck On the bright side, at least it will all be out of the way before Christmasx #bestandworst

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  6. That is bad luck!On the bright side, at least it will be out of the way by Christmasx #bestandworst

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  7. It's been doing the rounds in my house too but luckily I seem to have escaped it. It's weird because when my daughter gets poorly she isn't too bad. She just gets really snotty and a bit if s temp but is usually still her happy self. When it my son gets it though he is really poorly like your little man was and he just lays on the couch all day crying. It's horrible to see him like it. And as for my husband...... well, I wrote a while post about his 'man flu' ;-) Hopefully it's all out the way for christmas now.

    Thanks for hosting #bestandworst. Have a great Christmas x

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  8. oh no :( its never easy when everyones under the weather is it :( best to get it out the way by Christmas though I guess. Wishing you all a speedy recovery :) #bestandworst

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  9. Oh this time of year is just awful for it isn't it? Sending get well hugs to you all xxx

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  10. Oh dear! We've had colds, but not too bad! If you're going to be sick in December though, I think it's best to get it out of the way before Christmas! Hope you're all feeling better. #bestandworst HappyChristmas!

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  11. Feeling the pain...! We have just gotten MA over a long bout of illness, where he came up in a horrible, raised, bright red rash over about 80% of his body... And it's DT's birthday today, and he's spent it sleeping/burning up on the sofa... He refuses calpol to the point he will make himself sick if we manage to get it anywhere near his mouth, so I can't even get his temperature down. I feel like I've been on the tail end of a cold for about 6 weeks now!!!! It's just never ending! I hope you are better for Christmas, and have a fabulous day. xx
    #bestandworst

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  12. Poor wee soul! Just so common at this time of the year, isn't it? we have a couple of cough and colds germs passed to everyone at home too. But luckily we didn't get that awful norovirus that was all over Reimer's school. Hope you're all feeling better! #bestandworst

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  13. Oh no that is rubbish, there are so many horrid thing going about. It's Ava's birthday party at the weekend and quite a few of her buddies are not going to be well enough to come, so even though she is OK, she is still suffering the curse of the December birthday! Really hope you shake off all the germs in time for Christmas. Becky xx #bestandworst

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  14. Oh hun this really sucks. The grem usually gets a yearly stonker and she had it not long ago and I had it too. Sad thing is they take longer to get over it and they suffer. I can't believe you were so ill on your birthday weekend. Big fat boo and hope it is gone soon xx #bestandworst

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  15. we've had the bad belly blues for the past week. It sucks. Hope everybody feels better soon

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  16. Oh no! Hope you all feel better really quickly and can enjoy the holidays. Thank you for hosting #bestandworst

    Nadia - ScandiMummy xx

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  17. Don't you just hate being ill, or even worse your children being ill. Hope youre all feeling better now #bestandworst

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  18. Oh bless you! Getting sick with kids SUCKS. We all have colds here which seem to be dragging on. Hope you're all feeling better for Christmas xxx #bestandworst

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  19. Feel better soon! I've had this and it's horrid. And, um, Merry Christmas!

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  20. Oh dear, hope you all feel better soon! Though I had to giggle at "Princess Flu". Thank you for hosting #bestandworst

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  21. Oh no, bless you all. Sending lots of get well vibes and hope you feel better soon. It's horrible seeing our little ones poorly #bestandworst xx

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