Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year

I was going to do a great retrospective post, filled with memories of the past year and links to my favorite posts and resolutions for the coming year. But I just don’t have the energy. The kids, who won’t share cookies or toys, are sharing germs left and right. Ella kicked off the fun by being sick on Christmas with what the doctor decided was a upper-respiratory virus.

Now Lily has it. I came home from Ella’s climbing practice Thursday night to find Lily flat on the floor, bundled into a sleeping bag, running a fever of 102. Yesterday morning she had perked up significantly, but then spiked a fever in the afternoon. We had invited the neighbors over for our traditional New Year’s Eve potluck, and I had to beg one of the neighbors to host instead. Lily spent the rest of the day ensconced in our bed, reclining on a pile of pillows while watching movies on the laptop, coughing her lungs out.

To add insult to injury, I’m in the midst of the worst asthma flare-up I’ve had in years. It’s bad enough that my normal regimen of medicines isn’t working. So now I’m on a five-day course of prednisone. I don’t do well on prednisone. Instead of making me feel better, the stuff makes every joint, down to my knuckles, ache. It also winds me up so much that I buzz around the house, doing lots of stuff, none of it well. And forget about sleeping. The last time I had to take prednisone, the doc gave me a prescription for ambien, and I made several phone calls I still have no memory of. So I’m skipping that option this time.

All this whinging is a long way around to saying that I’m spending the first day of 2011 hunkered down in survival mode, hoping that everyone is healthy in time for school on Tuesday.


Happy New Year to all of my readers. Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments. I treasure all of them. May 2011 be a happy, healthy year for you.



donna said...

The next 364 days are going to be better :-) Happy New Year!

Holly said...

Happy New Year! Feel better.

Baino said...

Aww poor you. One of the hazards of having small children I guess. That's why teachers here have so much sick leave, working with little germ bombs all year. Shame parents aren't extended the same courtesy. Hope you're feeling better Prednosone is a pain but it works fast. Keep the faith and happy new year.

Alexandra said...

Oh, honey. I'm so sorry. We had to do the prednisone short burst course 2 wks ago.

Is it allergies for you? Or the end of a cold? My boys always get something toward the end of a cold.

Get better soon...and ambien scares the crap out of me

It gave me a feeling if impending doom, just like out of a book.


Never again. NEV-ER.

sheesh, but we have a lot in common, girl.

Hope you are so much better soon.

Love and peace and joy to you. And good health. xo

ckh said...

I can't wait to hear you're all better. Prednisone has saved me from insanity a few times - allergic reactions to antibiotics and poison oak. But when the side effects are worse than the reason to take it - definitely not worth it.

The New Year will be waiting for you when you're ready. ;)

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Runner Dude said...

Do NOT give taking a break from your running a second thought!!!
You have plenty of years to catch up and missing a couple of miles in 2011 will not matter. Remember running is supposed to be an enjoyment not an assignment.

the DAD

BTW - I decided to forgo a run tonight because it would have been too much of a squeeze. I felt guilty for 60 seconds.