Every year around this time, I get really wound up about viruses and germs (or viruses and germies)

The first year that the little girl was with us, we almost lost her to RSV. This year my adorable little illness vector managed to catch a cold, the flu and have it progress to pneumonia in short order. My anxiety was, and is through the roof.

She passed it to both her father and I, and on top of the flu, I have an ear infection. So yep, coughing, sneezing and being unable to hear. Two big thumbs up there. /sarcasm

For me the flu is dangerous as I’ve got asthma. It’s under control, but as the flu is a respiratory infection, I have to watch my lungs like a hawk.

Kiddo has been out of school for a week because of the pneumonia. We decided to let her heal before sending her back for the next round of “what virus next”. She didn’t have much of an appetite until today, and today, well, if I didn’t know better I’d swear I have a pack of teenagers eating me out of house and home. But no, it’s just a four year old returning to health, and I’m glad to see it.

I’m happy to see her rebound. After the stint in our local children’s hospital four years ago, every day is a blessing with her.

Now I hope everyone can heal up so that Christmas can be celebrated without us coughing up a lung or two!