Gameboy and Bossyboy are pretty much down and out with a cold. We haven't been "plagued" ever.
I know what your thinking. Your kids have never been sick ever? Technically yes and maybe no.
Gameboy and Wonderboy have pretty much had perfect attendance since kindergarten, despite maybe a 24 hour stomach bug. They've never been home sick due to a cold.
I know it's crazy.
Bossyboy has been plagued with ear infections all his infancy, but never an actual cold, that I can remeber at least.
They have been in daycare 95% of their life. Exposed to germs and everything else and never been sick with a cold. Stomach bug doesn't count and it didn't happen but maybe twice a year.
You think I'm bragging don't you?
I have a theory (2 theories actually) and you will probably roll your eyes.
Theory one- since they have been exposed to so many kids and germs through daycare and school for so long, they've become somewhat immune. Plus the daycare was excellent about constant disinfection.
Theory two- They lived in East Texas since infancy. A little note about East Texas, it's probably the holy grail for allergies. Pollen, Pine trees, and more pollen. Somehow maybe with a mix of day care germs and pine and pollen they were able to endure super immunity.
Now your saying ok so what changed? Alot
Their bodies have not been exposed to those germs to help their body build constant immunity and now the immunity has died. There are no trees here at all (sad really, I miss my pines) and we haven't been around other kids at all except when the boys go to school.
There's a different strain of germ here that they've never been exposed to.
It could also be that my house is not quite as disinfected as say the daycare..but we wont go into that theory.
I think that when I was home with the oldest two when they were babies, we were sick more and yes had colds. The preemie doesn't count, he had his own issues. This was before school and daycare. No immunity was built.
That's my theory and I'm stickin to it.
Luckily school is out all next week and I'm hoping that they can beat it and not spread it. Time to break out the Lysol.
On that note. I'm not the greatest expert when dealing with colds. Due to my lack of experience.
Do you let a cold run its course, when do you say ok time to see the doc? Keep the cough syrup coming? Is there some kids type cold medicine that works great? Tell me oh Internets I heed your advice.
You should read Shayla's comment about cough medicine. She knows what she's talking about. She's an ear doc.
Look at her getting in the groove of the blog/comment thing.
PS Here's my poor baby. We are watching Scooby for the 2nd time today. Something tells me it wont be the last time today either.
PSS Do you see the black and yellow object below. That would be the dog trying to talk Bossyboy into some throw the ball. Just in case you were wondering.