Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Let Me Help You

Everyone in my house has been sick forever. Or at least it feels that way. Adelae and Brinna had the flu over Christmas, then Ben got it. I somehow missed the flu, but I wound up with the worst cold in the history of colds. It's not the nasal congestion, the constant runny nose or even the general feeling of blahness that's the worst. It's the darn coughing. I haven't slept in days (or that's how it feels). It seems like everytime I breath, I cough. And cough, and cough some more. As a result, my throat is terribly sore and I'm exhausted. As a result of that, my house is a wreck.

I decided we were picking up today no matter what. I couldn't take the toys, shoes, socks and who knows what else scattered all over the floor. In the midst of picking things up, I had a horrible coughing attack. My sweet Adelae took my hand, led me to the chair, sat me down and said "Mommy, what can I do to make you better? Let me help you." I tell you, my heart just melted. She then proceeded to pick up all of her toys with no complaint. I guess i must be doing something right!


Ashley T said...

aw, she needs a hug from me! That was so sweet!

Foursons said...

You are definitely doing something right!

Are you sure it's just a cold? Persistent coughing like that makes me think it is something more.

Also, is the coughing coming from your chest or is it a tickle in your throat from drainage? The reason I ask is because if it is a tickle I have found that spraying sore throat spray on my tonsils will numb them enough to make the tickle go away and in turn the coughing stops.

IMHO of course. I'm not a doctor or anything.