I had to go back and re read what I'd shared with you about the Cough That Will Never Die, because I have now never slept and my brain is dribbling out my ears.
Seriously. I probably shouldn't be allowed to drive.
Okay. The Cough. Max had The Cough, and was put on antibiotics. Normally I'm heavy on the antibiotic avoidance. The doctors hands me a prescription, and I say "um...maybe we'll wait a few days and see?" It actually kind of drives the kids' pediatrician nuts. We have an understanding. His part of the understanding is that I'm annoying. I can live with that.
But this time, when the doctor handed me the prescription, I was in a small panic about it possibly being whooping cough, so I filled that puppy and Max took the first dose in the car on the way home. And lo, he felt better! Right away! It was a Z-pack, which sounds all snappy and effective, doesn't it?
Then Sophia got sick, and we toddled back to the doctor's office, and left with an antibiotic prescription. Not the same one Max got, but whatevs, am I right?
No, I am not right. Because Sophia's antibiotics didn't work. She just kept not getting better. Then she spiked a fever. Then she got worse. BACK to the doctor. Apparently this is probably mycoplasma? Which is often responsible for pneumonia? And does not feel the least bit threatened by the antibiotic Sophia got, but is wiped out by a Z-pack?
So now she's on the stuff, and then Raphael got so suddenly sick that I took him into the doctor during their SUNDAY office hours (the doc on call showed us a picture his wife texted him while he was examining Raphi, of his kids at the pool without him. Nice), and now he's on the mighty Z-pack too. My dad's on the same stuff. Tre is coughing, but swears he's fine. Someone has been coughing and/or throwing up all night for the last...thousand years, I think.
And within the course of a week and a half, I am entirely converted from someone who would rather avoid antibiotics at all costs, to someone who would really like to pick up an extra strength 25-dose super Z pack at Costco, and just dose everyone I know. Maybe make a room mister? Antibiotics for everyone!
And that, my friends, is what a couple of weeks of constantly interrupted sleep will do for you.