Our house is again being taken over by sickness. It started last Friday when Joseph came down with the croup. Poor little guy with his seal barking cough. So we had a few sleep deprived nights there. He finally seemed to be getting better except for a bad cough, when on Tuesday afternoon, Catherine started complaining that her ear hurt and so she didn't sleep well that night.
Then, yesterday, Catherine woke up and began puking every 30-60 minutes for half the day and her earache moved to the other ear. Last night, Joseph got really fussy during the night and today is pulling on his ear and saying, "Ouch!" And he puked once this morning.
Then when I got the otoscope out to check Catherine's ears today, I discovered one of her eardrums (the second one affected) had ruptured. Wow, that happened in less than a day's time. And, when I finally pinned Joseph down to check his ears, one of them is infected. So, yup, Dan gets to stop at the pharmacy on his way home from work today.
On the bright side, Catherine is no longer puking and has eaten some Cheerios. Joseph has not puked anymore and is taking a nap is his own bed. Anne and Dominic have runny noses, but otherwise seem fine. For the moment, anyway. At least those two have been playing together very nicely today. For quite a while, they were happily playing "Bob the Builder," which is a favorite game where Dominic gets out his toolbox and they sit on the stairs "fixing" things.
Now the big question is: WHO'S NEXT?