Thursday, February 01, 2007
And now, the rest of the story . . .
Yesterday, Sam started in with the goopy eye thing. So today I took him in to the doctor, and . . . yes, he has an ear infection too. Same ear and everything! Craziness. So off we went to Walmart for another prescription; this time everything went smoothly. :)
I have to admit to being a bit discouraged. This weekend, I was so thankful that we were all back to good health, and now we are back to bad health again! We have missed so much church through the fall and winter so far, and I have just been frustrated with all this sickness because we are normally a healthy bunch. But this year, it seems that we are picking up every single thing that comes along. We take all kinds of vitamins, and Sam even takes a kids' multivitamin. We try to eat fairly healthy, most of the time. I guess I need to try some more immunity-boosting things . . . does anyone have any recommendations? I think I have some recipes in one of my books for immunity boosting soup, etc. But I would love to hear any other ideas. One simple thing that I need to do (which Jim suggested this evening) is make sure to wash the kids' hands every time we come home from church, the grocery store, etc. That would probably help a lot. It's just not something that I always think of.
I'm loading the kids up with plenty of yogurt to help build up the good bacteria in their systems, since the antibiotics kill off both the good and bad stuff. Thankfully, they both love yogurt! I also went to the library this evening and stocked up on videos--Monsters Inc. and Andre for Sam, and a bunch of Hercule Poirot movies for us. I've been in the mood for mystery/suspense lately, and the Poirots are just so much fun. (Well, I suppose it doesn't quite sound right to call murder mysteries "fun," but I love a good who-dun-it.:))
Anyway, I apologize that I didn't get the book feature post done after all--I think I will just wait till next week at this point. My brain is a little tired right now. :) Hope you all have a happy (and healthy!) weekend.
Posted by Carrie at 6:25 PM