Monday, November 9, 2009

Germs: 1, Sonneks: 0

Despite assiduously following the CDC recommendations, the germs have struck the first blow in the war to keep Bryce healthy. I woke up this morning with a mild sore throat and a tickle in my lungs, which I attributed to the very dry air in our house. By early afternoon, I'd developed an uncomfortable pressure in my lungs that was making it impossible to work, so I went to Walgreens, bought two jumbo packs of face masks and some Halls, then locked myself in our basement. During the past few hours, I've developed a cough that feels like it's tearing my lungs apart, a splitting headache and (worst of all) a gnawing fear that I'm going to be responsible for Bryce's re-hospitalization.

Fortunately, our lower level is a walkout with a bathroom and a futon, so I only really need to head upstairs when I want to eat. Also, our families have already selflessly volunteered to step in for me at home during the next few evenings, so I only feel moderately awful about leaving Christie to deal with the kids alone. Right now, I'm just desperately hoping that no one else has already caught the bug, and that my immune system can squash it in short order.

So far, life is carrying on happy as can be without me. As you can see in the attached video, Bryce is doing so well that he seems to have evoked a bit of sibling rivalry in his big brother. I'm sure it won't be the last time.

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  1. Enjoy the children so much, their pictures, videos and continuing stories. However, whenever storm clouds gather such as germs, etc., we pray and always tell Chloe, "Come on sweatheart, your brother is in trouble. We need your help." It works every time. May you heal quickly Jason and may God protect your precious family from Minnesota's winter scourge.