The Cold from Hell and a Peek at the Family Command Center

I didn’t disappear this week, even though there were times when I wished that I could.  I wanted to finish my coffee station and the family command center last week, but instead I had to tend to the kids who were taken down by a microscopic germ–genes in a box–also known as a virus.

My son was the fist victim of the nasty little bug followed by my daughter a week later.  I was super careful about washing my hands and cleaning anything the germ carriers came in contact with, but I was infected nonetheless.

At the first sign–a slight sniffle and runny nose–I knew that I had that little bug in my body. Normally I would attribute the sniffle and runny nose to seasonal allergies, especially since we are still acclimating to our new environment.  I decided that this little bug was going to DIE before it took over.  I pumped up on vitamin C and took 3 doses a day of Airborne.  I wanted to use Zicam, but the PX (that’s like a Target type store on Army bases) was completely out of it.

Here’s how my week went:

Morning of Day 1 (May 17): sniffles, runny nose

Afternoon of Day 1: Headache, sniffles, runny nose

Evening of Day 1: Cough, headache, sniffles, runny nose

See where this is going?

Day 2: STUFFY nose, headache, and RUNNY nose! I don’t understand how that is possible, but it happened!

Day 3 and 4: Fever, stuffy nose, runny nose (couldn’t catch that little guy!), and a cough.

Days 5-6: dry nose but still stuffy, cough, cough, cough!

Today: coughing a little and nose is back to normal.

Since I felt so much better today, I finished the Family Command Center. I will post the full article on Friday, May 24–but here’s a sneak peek!


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