Christmas: 12 or so of my family show up from around the country. Everyone has a cold.
Boxing Day: I get the flu despite having had the shot. In bed for four days.
New Year’s Eve: Flu subsides for a few minutes, then comes back full blast for another week. Lucy gets her first cold and can’t sleep.
First week of January: I get a full-blown throat infection. Can’t swallow. Lucy gets ANOTHER cold. Starts sleeping less and is clearly miserable.
Second week of January: Tessa’s lungs start to close up and she needs asthma medication to breathe. Lucy still has dreadful cold, waking up from her own coughing.
Two days ago: We fly to California. Lucy throws up all over the kitchen and the hallway. Tessa and I are so tired we fall asleep at 9pm.
Last night: Tessa throws up roughly the same way Lucy did.
We can’t stand it anymore. Please, please, let us all be well.