#1 Son is mostly over his illness.
He has passed it to his siblings. And to think, when he was very little, he really didn't like to share.
Right now i have 3 young people in the house who can do nothing but sniffle, sneeze, snort, and sigh despondently about how much they hate that their brother gave them this. Their suffering is very alliterative, no?
The girls are especially upset, as it is #2 Son who spend so much time at #1 Son's house that he brought this creeping crud home to them.
The medicine cabinet is now full of acetaminophen, guaifenesin, ibuprofen, dextromethorphan, and the biggest bag of sore throat/cough drops with menthol the pharmacy had. They all attack the medicine cabinet every few hours, and someone is hoarding the paper towels.
Only comfort foods are being consumed right now, and they keep asking for candy. It's as if they are all 5-years-old again.
So i have been dispensing dosing advice and making soup in between treating kittens for various things and feeding the lot of them, and they can eat a good bit.
A couple of the kittens are now sneezing, too, and one is so stuffy he won't eat, so i'm using saline drops to try to get them to sneeze it all out and get over it. It's not fun having to force feed a kitten whose nose is so stuffy he doesn't want to suck on the bottle. It's not fun having to give fluids by needle, either, but i do that as well. If you can keep them alive until the nose unstuffs, they go back to eating and do just fine.
The good thing is, it can't all last forever. They have to get well sometime, and i just hope it's before i end up sick -- driven to insanity type of sick, of course. Moms aren't allowed to get any other kind.
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