Those were the words around our house a couple of weeks ago. It wasn’t me that was suck, and luckily those afflictions weren’t all for one person. They were split between two people, but unfortunately they were our kids.
Both kids got sick around the same time. What first appeared to be the standard cold that kids pick up after play dates grew into more persistent symptoms. Neither was sleeping good, be it for nighttime sleep or for naps, and the congestion wasn’t going away. After the fourth day, my wife decided to take the kids to the doctor.
Little Boy Beagle had bronchitis (with a touch of pneumonia) in one lung, and Baby Girl Beagle had a double ear infection.
We go to a great pediatrician and they set them both on the recovery rather quickly. Within days, both kids were feeling better, and I’d say that the worse has passed (with the exception being that I fear that my daughter could be prone to ear infections…just like I was as a kid).
So, now that everything has passed, I thought I’d take a look at what these illnesses cost us.