Well, the whole Waltrip household has been hit with some type of sickness, and now that we're all actually feeling better, hopefully it won't hit our house again for a long time! It all started with me catching a pretty bad cold (probably from my kids at school). It lasted about a week, and then some small stomach bug hit me one day. The first day I started feeling better, Brad and Cooper started to get sick. Cooper's started out as a bad stuffy nose and a cough, and Brad was just achy and feverish with a sore throat and cough. We took Cooper to the doctor, and it ended up that he had an ear infection in his left ear. So that everyone could get well, my parents ended up coming down and picking Cooper up to spend a few days with them. When he came home, he was still pretty stuffy and still pulling on his ear, so I took him back to the doctor on Wednesday. It ended up that the left ear was completely clear, but the ear infection had moved to his right ear. Yay! So that means we had to start a new antibiotic to clear up this new infection. Just when I thought we were all on the mend, we ended up peeking at Bailey's ears on Thursday, and we noticed that one of them was VERY red and hot. I took her to the vet today, and it ended up that she also has an ear infection...probably caused by her food allergies. So now she's on some ointment and pills to get all better, and we've been put under strict orders that she can't have any people food. So that means we have to pay extra special attention to Cooper when he's eating puffs since Bailey knows that's when she usually gets an extra special treat.
On a positive note, the four of us are all starting to feel back to our normal selves, and we cleaned the house pretty well to hopefully kill any lingering germs. I sure hope those germs stay away for a long, long time!
2 weeks ago