Timeline for Children
8:00 am - "Mom, I don't feel so good..."
One hour later - We've gone to the doctor and the pharmacy.
Timeline for Mommies
Saturday - "Wow. I'm really starting to feel like crap."
Sunday - "Yup, pretty sure I'm dying. Body aches and headaches really suck.
Monday - "It's probably strep, but I just don't have time to go to the doctor's! I have work and school...there's just no time."
Tuesday - "I can barely move. My neck is killing me and I'm so exhausted. I really should go to the doctor...but I promised the kids we'd do something fun since it's spring break."
Wednesday - "I have to go to school today? Agh. I can barely drag my butt out of bed..."
Thursday - "I can't go to the doctor today. I can't even get out of bed."
Friday - "I haven't slept, because every time I swallow it feels like I'm swallowing razor blades. Throat lozenges aren't doing a dang thing to help the pain. I feel like I've been beat with a baseball bat up and down my spine. I wish I could find time to go to the doctor."
Saturday - "Holy crap....this has been going on for a complete week...I'm going to the doctor."