Busted and broken down

Things have not been pretty the past few days at chez Vermillion. It started when Curly got his billionth cold last week. That in itself is nothing new, but then he started getting low grade fevers (100) which turned into one high grade fever (102) which turned into unexplained gunk all over his crib sheet. It didn’t take long to figure out what that gunk was when I was cleaning his ears in the bath and one of his ear canals was filled with crusty stuff (I hope no one is eating while reading this). As it turns out, his ear drum had ruptured, but take heart that it is not as bad as it sounds. This is only his third ear infection so far, so he’s not prone to them and doesn’t really let us know when he has them (no ear pulling, no waking up crying, etc). Apparently, the pain subsides once the ear drum membrane has ruptured, passing the excess fluid. I brought him to the doctor the next morning and he was put on an antibiotic.

Then disaster struck in two ways. First, due to a root growing into our water main pipe, our kitchen began flooding (thank goodness we were home to catch it) and waste water backed up out of our sink so that we had to bail it out several times. Horrible! This was Sunday night, and we had our co-op guys out to assist us at around 7pm, and then after several utter freak-outs, had our water utility people come out around 10:30pm to fix it. Then, a few hours later, Nutella and I both came down with the stomach flu (or dysentery because of the waste water….who knows!) We were up running to and from the bathroom all. night. long. By morning, we could hardly move, and when we did, we felt really nauseous. Curly was doing ok, but we barely had the energy to take care of him or bring him to daycare (it was a toss up for who was less likely to puke on the way). The next day we were feeling better, but not 100%.

Today I’m feeling great and Curly is doing well, but Nutella is back to feeling awful again. Maybe she really does have dysentery. But the snow is beginning to come down in earnest now so we’re pretty much trapped. Oh well, at least we have lots of toilet paper in stock.

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20 responses to “Busted and broken down

  1. Wow, I’m gonna go ahead and call that the Worst Week Ever. Glad to hear you’re all surviving (barely, in Nutella’s case, it sounds) and hoping everyone continues to get healthier and stronger as you wait out the snow.

  2. Oh no! Sending healing vibes to everyone in your home….

  3. bummer. hope you all feel better soon.

  4. “Oh well, at least we have lots of toilet paper in stock.” LOL

    Here’s to a speedy recovery.

  5. hope things get better for you all soon!

  6. Oh no. I feel so bad for you all! Rest up!

  7. Oh and we had a stomach thing last weekend. Awful!

  8. Feminist Housewife

    Wow, that sounds horrific!!

  9. Oh my what a week!!!! I hope that everyone (and everything) is back into a more normal state ASAP!!!! Hang in there!!

  10. wishinghopingpraying

    That is a heinous week, so sorry. I hope everyone is feeling better and things settle down soon. ((hugs))

  11. what a disaster! i hope you are ALL feeling better.

  12. Yikes! That sounds AWFUL. I hope everyone is healthy and life is back to normal soon.

  13. Ok, you win for worst week! Feel better, everyone!

  14. Hope your feeling better!

  15. dear. god. just sending you love.

  16. Sounds absolutely terrible. Poor all of you.

    I had ear problems as a kid and also as an adult and I can tell you that once your ear drum does rupture it does feel a TON better.

  17. So sorry to hear that Strawberry! I hope everything gets better soon!

  18. Oh misery!! Today is the 28th and i am hoping things are better by now.

  19. Holy crap! (Literally). Just saw this you guys. How awful. Hopefully everyone is back to normal. When it rains it pours (icky stuff apparently) on you guys! Hope your weekend is nice and well, without drama. -M

  20. Oh my god that sounds misearble. Glad to here things are on the up finally.

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