It started on Sunday evening. I added generic Tylenol to my evening pills (with my prozac, zyrtec, mutli-vitamin and two doses of flax oil), because my head was POUNDING. Unfortunately, the acetaminophen did me no good. My head was still pounding after several visits upstairs to calm my crying son who apparently developed a sore throat. I went to bed with a raging headache, and woke up about a million times to take care of my sick kid.
Naturally, as a result of a night of almost complete sleep deprivation, I was exhausted Monday and required assistance. I tried to stay away from the coffee in the AM and took a nap instead. After lunch, however, my head was pounding again, and I needed to stay awake for my kids. So, mocha frappuccino and Tylenol to the rescue! Surprisingly, this combination was very helpful.
Our son got sicker and sicker. I honestly shouldn’t have taken him to school Monday morning, but I didn’t think he was THAT sick. As it turned out, he is THAT sick. Red nose, crusty upper lip, constant whining… The poor kid can barely stay conscious because he’s so miserable.
And then I started feeling it too…the runny nose, the itchy throat…
So I grabbed this sample packet of Emergen-C that my husband brought home from the Triathlon he participated in recently. He brought a bunch of samples home that are supposed to be good for athletes, but I honestly believe it was of better use as a sick remedy.
After the Emergen-C, it was time for dinner. What better food to cook from scratch and consume in large quantities when you’re sick than homemade Chicken Soup?
Monday evening, I cooked up a batch of my homemade chicken soup – water, chicken thigh chunks, large onion chunks, rice and fiesta lime seasoning. I also put some garlic and minced onion into the mix. I usually add a vegetable, but the pot was full and the only veggies I had were cauliflower and sprouts.
I served up dinner, giving the kids each a glass of orange juice to give them some Vitamin C, which I’m regularly well stocked up on.
Me? I drank some Vitamin Water Zero. Thankfully, I went out yesterday before I got sick and bought a whole bunch.
I don’t know that any of this helped, but it’s what I’m told to do when I’m sick, and so I do it. That combined with some more medications for a good night’s sleep, and we’ll see how we fair today.
I’m mostly just annoyed, because, well, weren’t we just sick? Honestly…
Question: What do you do to take care of yourself and your family when you’re sick?
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