.... by the case. If it was good enough for the hospital well, then it was perfect for us. There really has not been a time in Zoey's life that she has not been immune compromised. NICU days. Home, in congestive heart failure, waiting for heart surgery. Seizure days when one of the medication she was on, ACTH, lowered her immunity and least we forget leukemia days. And, after leukemia treatment, and up until her last 2 blood draws, she has remained with a low ANC but has managed to keep remarkably healthy. We all want to stay free from viruses and illnesses but for her and her tiny 22 pound body, we want to keep her that way, all the more. Thus, the germaphobe mindset.
So, when Joe woke up last night throwing up, oh. my. gosh. I have been in germaphobe mode like no other. Wiping , washing and cleaning and you know what? Some of that, totally illogical. Joe was contagious, before he started puking and the rest of us, well, some of us, were likely already exposed. We will cross our fingers and our toes and pray that we are in the clear. But seriously, what are the chances that no one else will come down with it? One could only hope, that everyone will miss it. 4 day weekend for the kids. I'd like to think that the Needham infirmary will be empty and we will be good to go and enjoy the extra time together. Oh, by the way, another fun fact about me: I would totally prefer pneumonia opposed to the stomach flu. No joke.
In other news ... I wasn't feeling great last Friday. Nothing I could put my finger on, just off. Woke up on Saturday and decided to run anyway. Did 6 miles. Felt decent. Sunday came and I had this intense pain in my lower abdomen. Super tender. Headed to the doctors and ... 3 large cysts on my ovary. One had ruptured and yeah, explains the feeling lousy part and certainly explains the pain. I have tried to take it easy the last few days but that is nearly impossible with life around here.
So that is the brief update. Had an entirely different post in mind, but that will have to wait. Off to see what else I need can wipe down. Might just be this laptop ... do you know how many grubby little fingers are on this daily???