Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, sore throat, fever, headache ... and difficulty resting.
Thank goodness for Motrin, Robitussin, and plenty of Kleenex.
Making chicken soup tomorrow -- and in the mean while, surviving on toast and warm mugs of herbal tea.
UPDATE: THURSDAY 3/25:
Yep -- we're still sick.
A few Cherubs (2,4, 5, and 6) appear to be getting better s-l-o-w-l-y, if you overlook their lingering nasty coughs.
DadToCherubs started to get the Plague last weekend -- and by Monday was in the thick of it. He muddled through work, and slept .... then, last evening he called in sick for the first time in years ( ? ) -- after sleeping all day yesterday, he also slept all night last night. He has it BAD !! At some point yesterday I heard him mumble something about calling in "dead".
I have it too -- but with Sudafed and Motrin, I am managing to plod through the day with a few catnaps here and there -- I suspect I just haven't gotten the "whole" Plague yet.
Cherub 3 had a slight cough yesterday - so it is suspect that he's the next victim of The Plague.
So, Cherub 1 is the "last man standing" (not sick). Again. But I am not sure that even his super-human-immune-system can withstand the wrath of this Plague.
We thoroughly disinfected the common areas -- counters, cabinet and drawer fronts, bathrooms, door handles, toothbrushes, pillow cases - aired bedrooms (thanks to spring-like days) --- washed all of the bedding --- and we're pushing chicken soup (mostly because that's what I made when I still felt almost human - ha !) and herbal tea - in addition to Robitussin and Motrin at night (it's hard to rest when you are coughing and hacking).
Update: Sunday 3/28:
We are avoiding friends and outside "contact" -- being selfish with our germs. HA !! We've agreed -- no one should have to contend with this Plague. It's AWFUL !!
But we're making progress, I think ..... Cherub 1 remains untouched, so far. He is drinking lots of herbal teas to help boost his immune system -- and he has been a trooper, picking up where "the sickies" have slacked off. Cherub 3 was untouched, but has begun coughing, and woke last night with a headache -- could be allergies, or could be "the plague". OH MY !! DadToCherubs is back to work, although still feeling pretty poorly - coughing, head congestion, fever, aches, and headaches. Cherub 2 has a nasty cough 24/7, but only has congestion in the evening / overnight hours. Cherub 4, Cherub 5, and Cherub 6 seem to have recovered, but with an occasional hour or so of congestion here and there. And I also am only having congestion issues overnight -- by day I feel "almost human", but at night it's as if someone refills my head with a garden hose.
It's strange -- and we're nearly passing the 2-week mark on this "Plague". One of the longest and worst illnesses we've had in many years.
But, we're finally seeing signs of recovery -- Praise God !! So hopefully soon we will be healthy again -- back to our activities and lives.