Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Stomach Bug has arrived

With a weakened immune system thanks to a couple of stem cell transplants and heaps of chemotherapy, getting any bug is like catching the plague. This morning I (Phil) woke up to a puking Iris and a mommy who is not far behind. Ocean, Ruby and I are holding strong on the first floor of the house while the sickies are sticking to the second floor in attempt to quarantine the stomach bug.

It's one thing to have a down trodden immune system :( but it's extremely challenging to stay healthy when you have three young kids high fiving germs every time you leave the house. It's also not very fun wearing a mask in your house, but you do what you have to do to stay healthy.


tim's wife said...

Oh boy. Get out the antibacterial wipes. I swear by them and have contained even the stomach virus with them. Do all the TV remotes, phones, doorknobs, fridge and sink handles, etc. It is so hard to avoid illnesses with the little ones around. Olivia and I spent her whole year of Kindergarten sick with one thing after another. I was definitely considering home-schooling after that.

Yvon Papillon said...

Hang in ther Phil! Thoughts are with you. I agree with Tim's wife comment!


Kristine said...

Get everyone new toothbrushes and Add some Lysol spray too. I used to even spray down the kids clothes with it when they came home from school. Oh the joys of those germs! and your new immune system.

Preferred Customer/ Janice said...

Hope the family is feeling better.!