We've been sick.
Dreamer got sniffly the night before her birthday party which was last Saturday. There was no fever and she didn't act miserable so we didn't cancel anything. The party was great.
Sunday morning I woke up feeling bad. Sore throat, headache, sniffles. Then Sunday night I got symptoms that made me run to the bathroom plus vomiting.
Monday Ryan got the sniffles.
Dreamer and Ryan both seem to have long lasting head colds alone. I got that plus the digestive upset (blessedly I only threw up Sunday.) I think breastfeeding boosted Dreamer's immune response while declining my own. Which is how it should be, how often do we look at a suffering loved one and wish we could take their pain? Maybe via breastfeeding I was able to do that.
No fevers as of yet, praise God. We're all still stuffed up but energy seemed to return probably Wednesday for Dreamer, Thursday for Ryan and Saturday evening for me. I feel well, just weak and having to blow my nose a lot.
A contributor to this is likely the heat wave. It is so bad here the pavement is literally melting. The extremes in temperature probably mess with our body's homeostasis lowering our immune response. That's the same thing that makes people susceptible to colds in winter, just in reverse.
During the bulk of the week I could not get out of bed. It was all I could do to set Dreamer up with toys and watch her. So that's why I haven't posted.
Love to you all, God bless and I hope to get back in the swing of things asap.
Isn't she lovely in her party finery? But you can see the cold in her eyes.