The Killer Cold

I have a cold.

I now have two goals in life.

1) Get better without using any meds other than Tylenol/ibuprofen.

2) Keep Rerun from catching this cold.

So far, so good.  I’ve only broken down and taken a Sudafed PE once, at night, so it wouldn’t affect Rerun too much.  It didn’t seem to, which made me feel better about taking it.  Still, I’ve felt like crud, but I’m just trying to power through it.  I am feeling much better than I was, but it feels like it’s been long enough.

The worst part about the cold over the last couple of days is that my sense of smell has been severely diminished.  You know that sweet baby smell?  Yeah, I can’t smell it.  On the up side, I can’t smell the spit up, either.

Rerun seems to have sensed that Mommy is on the ropes, because he gave me SIX HOURS SOLID of sleep Tuesday night to Wednesday morning.  And he’d been doing a solid five hours the couple of nights previous to that.  Of course, Ane started sleeping through the night at three months (Tad did it at four), but it’s probably too much to dare to hope that he will start doing this now.

In the meantime, honey lemon is my favorite flavor of cough drop.  And I need to go and brew myself another cup of tea.  The ginger peach is quite good.  And then refill the hand sanitizer in my purse.  I don’t want anyone else to catch this, not right before summer vacation starts!

2 Responses to “The Killer Cold”

  1. Nana
    June 10th, 2010 06:51

    May you have many 6+ hr. nights & gws, cause your job is 24/7!

  2. Aunt Lynda
    June 10th, 2010 09:37

    I’m sorry you’re not feeling well. This weather would make anyone feel blah anyway. Hope you get better before the summer, which might make it this year, eventually.