Friday, January 27, 2012

on the mend

out of the frying pan and into the fire? check.

we all got hit. again.

it started with me – and if it'd ended with me, i would have just thought i had a common cold. no huge deal. but then it hit bonzo, seeming entirely like a cold as well. but with a couple days of a fever sprinkled in and wrapping up with a cough. then it hit the chooch. it was exactly what me and the bonz had but a whole lot worse. the flu.
i guess we all had it, just in varying degrees. and from what i gather, it's quite easy to mistake the flu for a cold – until it hits like a ton of bricks, that is. poor chooch. and poor bonz, too. my poor guys.

anyways, we're on the mend now. i'm totally fine. bonzo's just got a lingering runny/stuffy nose and a bit of a cough. and chooch is pullin' up the rear, slowly but surely coming along.

now it's serious operation-immune-system-rebuild time over here. i mean, we already eat clean and healthy as a rule. especially bonzo. but it's all going to a whole new level now.

bonzo'd gone an entire two and a half years without getting sick and then got hit twice in one month's time? and the chooch and i so rarely get sick either. after a full two weeks of being totally recovered from round one, i guess we were extra susceptible because our immune systems had been so worked over – so we're stepping up our game over here in a big way.
oh, and maybe never leaving the house during cold and flu season again. i'm only half kidding.

i was so happy with yesterday's eighty-something-degree weather, let me tell you. every single window in this house was open from morning 'til bedtime.

next week? i'm calling a cleaning service to come clean this house from top to bottom. germs begone!

my arsenal: gaia kids warming chest rub for bonzo's chest and back, episencial's soothing cream for ouchy noses and our digital scanner thermometer. oh that thing got some mileage put in it this week.

and wide-open-windows in the morning. warm, fresh air. glorious.


jessica said...

oh so sorry!! so glad you're catching your breath from round II. hope you are all 100% over the weekend and we can see you soon. sending healing thoughts! xo

Mrs MacKenzie said...

Soothing cream for sore noses? What a great idea!

I highly recommend AHCC for its immune system boosting. Look into it here:,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1680&bih=949&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=5337310753339080572&sa=X&ei=PkgjT-rPM474gAf_tvzxCA&sqi=2&ved=0CIUBEPMCMAI

sara said...

nice! always looking for more good things to add to the repertoire... thanks for the suggestion! xx

Bridget said...

girl! no way! this is so crazy. how did those germs make their way to you guys not once but twice? so sorry.

do you ever do hydrogen peroxide in the ears during cold/flu season? i don't, but i'm thinking more about it...

love gaia products. have some natural cough stuff from them as part of my arsenal!

i'm hoping you're feeling all on the mend and spending some hours at the lovely beaches at your disposal. nothing like some salt air, eh?!

what else? oh! i bought some of that oscocillinium (sp?!) stuff at whole foods. question: do you take it while nursing?

i owe you an email too.