Thursday, March 12, 2009

My little sickies

Apparently the AE (pre-K) and kindergarten classes have been passing around a cold/cough virus. It's literally going from one child to the next and for the past few weeks they've averaged about 3 kids out of school per day (according to the reports I'm getting from Dima and Zhenya as to who's out sick). Zhenya came down with it a little over a week ago. The cold went away within a few days but the cough has lingered. He's finally to the point where he doesn't cough at all during the day, only when he lays down at night. Last night, I didn't hear him cough at all.

Instead, I heard Dima coughing all night.

Two days ago he started coming down with the cold, and the cough hit full force yesterday. Based on Zhenya's experience, it will be a bad cough (lots of fluid in the lungs) for about the next week. Surprisingly, it hasn't seemed to bother either of the boys. They don't like the coughing, but it hasn't dampened their energy at all. I usually try not to medicate them during the day so their bodies can fight the cold off naturally, but I do give them cough medicine at night to help them sleep.

I think we'll be having homemade chicken noodle soup tonight. :) Here's to another week of coughing!

8 comments:

Tami said...

UGH! This coughing virus is the pitts. We went through it in the fall and seem to have caught it (or something very similar to it) again this month. I've got three down with it right now (including the hubby)...two more kids and myself to go. I can't WAIT for spring! :)

Tami said...

Oops..forgot to add. Hope your little guys are feeling better soon! :)

The Flying Eagle said...

Oh I hope they are feeling better soon!!! Especially before Easter. If you guys are in town, we'd love for you to come to Garretts birthday party -- it is hopefully (I have not had time to make the reservation yet) at the little wooden train shop in valley park on the Sat before Easter (10:00am ish). It will be very small. But I can not imagine celebrating his first American birthday without you guys!

Jill said...

Hope you recover quickly! Soup is a great remedy! (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

Granddad has it too. Although he's feeling better, his cough sounds awful. Evidently it's everywhere!

Babushka

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Debbie said...

Chicken soup is the best! And fresh garlic. Hope they're both better soon and that you and Mark don't get it.