Your children who have only lived in said country become immune to their local germs. Meaning, despite America being beautiful and pristine, the germs are still there and my kids have picked up one bug or another. Stella and Tiger have both been varying degrees of sick for 20 days. 20. I haven't had a good night sleep in 20 days. 20. Last night I got four hours of sleep. I am pretty grouchy. Stella coughed all night and once she finally fell asleep Tiger woke up. When I picked him up he threw up. In the two seconds of pre-vomit time I had to think I decided that I was easier to clean up than the couch. That is love, or pragmatism. Either way it is gross. So I found myself in the bathtub with Tiger at 5:30.
I am not one to believe antibiotics will fix anything because I realize this probably is a virus. But its been 20 days and something needed to change. Today we called the doctor and they prescribed something. If nothing else maybe it will keep them from picking up a bacterial cold. Who knows but we have got to get these kids at least sleeping.
Stella and Tiger are supposed to be having their marathon Halloween-ness this weekend but unless something drastic changes it looks like they will spend it on the couch coughing.