I’m so pleased to be posting that everyone is finally starting to get better :)
Friday was the first good day in almost 2 weeks of sickness. Today, (Saturday) was even better. The boys haven’t had a temp since Wednesday. They both still have runny noses and wake up covered in snot (yuk) but their coughs are getting better. They still cough, and it’s still nasty, but not as often.
Despite these few lingering symptoms the boys are so much happier. They have been playing with their toys, making a mess, walking all around the house, walking around outside, smiling, laughing, talking/babbling and they’ve got their appetites back!
Yesterday Ben was playing with a toy and he started to laugh as he was having fun with the toy. I actually stopped and thought to my self “wow, i haven’t heard you laugh in days”. I did not really realise how many things they stopped doing when they got sick. They didn’t play, they didn’t smile and laugh, they barely ate, they didn’t want to get down on the ground and walk around and explore. They only wanted to sit or lie on the couch with mummy and have cuddles and sleep. They would cry if we put them down with their toys. I’ve often heard that you know a child is really sick when they don't want to play with their toys. It’s nice to see them playing and smiling again…….We’re so pleased to have our happy healthy boys back :)
Interestingly, as the boys get better and start to babble/talk again they aren’t saying as much as they used to. Since they started talking again yesterday Ethan has said ‘mum’, ‘yeah’ and ‘ti-ey’ (kitty) and Ben has only said ‘mumma’. They still communicate in other ways such as pointing and showing you what they want and shaking their head for things they don’t want. They also put their head to the side (ear and shoulder come together) to tell us they are tired. I’ll do another post soon with some more developmental updates.
Tracie is also starting to get better. Sal is still healthy and is hoping she has somehow avoided this nasty illness.