I don't know what the deal is but I looked forward to summer all winter long because it seemed that every time I turned around someone was throwing up. Since summer hit, the sickness has slowed down, but not really ended. I have lost count of the number of ear infections that I've treated and the number of fevers I've watched. It's embarrassing the volume of antibiotics that I've picked up at the pharmacy and distributed in little droppers each night and morning. About a month ago, Julia was diagnosed with pneumonia and I also feared that she had lyme disease. Since the end of last week, Alyssa, James, Julia and Elijah have all been diagnosed with another ear infection. Alyssa and James have also what appears to be pneumonia and have been put on antibiotics, steroids and inhalers. To add to all the drama, I reinjured my back lunging to catch Elijah as he was falling off the bed. About three years ago, I was diagnosed with two slipped disks in my lower neck. It was so bad at one point that I couldn't do anything for a full month. So, now when I feel this level of pain and nerve shooting down my arm, I really panic. I spent a good bit of time at the chiropractor and massage therapist yesterday and today, but you know it isn't good when your chiropractor recommends that you seriously consider disk surgery. I am revisiting "my back doctor" on Friday! Until then, I'm reclining on ice between attempting to run the house.
I'm not sure what I can do to boost every one's immune system before winter comes, but I'm definitely going to try a few options. I already feed them well. Here's Julia with her lunch salad and Tori with her bowl of grapes, enjoying the beautiful fall-like weather.
As soon as Julia was done with her salad, she moved on to the grapes. They were rather sour, but she adjusted and ate a bowl anyway.
Elijah wasn't impressed with the sour grapes, he tried it once and then just stared at it suspiciously.