Yes, achoo! is right. Zen Mama is sick! OH NO! Yes, I am. Dang it! The dreadful, yukky, icky cold virus finally got me. I missed work today of course and here I am sitting on the couch like an old fart, nose running and feeling like Ugh! Tissues became my instant BFF. I don't like being sick. I hate it with a passion! But with a sick kid all over you for the past week and coughing and barking at your face like an ogre , it's bound to happen. Hand-washing and hand sanitizer pathetically lost this fight and I'm paying for it. Drat!
So PLEASE don't be like me...
a) Go grab one of those surgical masks and keep it plastered on your face!
b) Arm yourself with big bottles of hand-sanitizers.
c) Do frequent trips to the restroom to wash your hands
d) TAKE LOTS and LOTS of Vitamin C.
e) AND Don't ever, ever let your kid cough on your face!
From the Experts :
Swine Flu Tips as posted at the childrens clinic we went to.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
a) Don't PANIC
b) Don't rush to the ER
c) Don't be afraid to eat PORK
d) Don't hoard Antiviral medicines
e) Don't Leave home if you feel sick
Wash hands, wash hands, wash hands, wash hands, wash hands!!!
Good hygiene = Best prevention
yeah NOW you tell me...
My get well card from the culprit
she meant to say "I hope you get better" - sweet huh?
that's me bundled under the blanket & her next to me.
Papa is the appointed "doctor".
And if you do get the dreaded germs like I did: ONE WORD FOR YOU - Oscillococcinum (let's see if you can pronounce this one) - by Boiron. You got to try this! It's my saving grace each time I get the nasty cold/flu virus. It comes in small tube that contains round pellets that tastes like sugar and very crunchy. Yummy! Better than Tamiflu w/c has nasty side effects. (and NO, I'm not paid to endorse this product. It just works for me and my family, this is why I'm recommending it. A mom to a mom is all)
This was effectively used during a study in 1987 where H1N1 virus
was later on identified as the culprit of the flu epidemic at that time.
Now please wish me well so that I can talk to you about what the ugly antibiotic did to my child next time. Now, excuse me, I need to blow my nose...Aaannaaakkk! where is that box of tayhssueee!!!
Ah! to be home sick...