Thursday, January 20, 2011

The flu season.

As the title suggests there has been a slight lack of interesting stuff here recently.  The little guy had a week of up and down fevers but no other symptoms.  Now the older boy is in his second day of bed rest.  He is coughing, sneezing, mild fever.  The problem is that he is weak with sickness.  Not that he is weak right now, it is just that sickness seems to have a much greater impact on him than the other two.  He is the one who will cough himself to the point where he throws up.  He is the one who spikes the crazy fevers.  He is the one who freaks the Mrs. out when he gets sick.  So I am spending a lot of time just hanging out with him in our room. Lots of fluids and videos.  He is loving it.  If only we had more videos.  Well I just started working on the more videos problem.  My apologies to those of you who make their living off of copyright.

In other news I am going into my second week of having a cough.  Every so often I manage to bring up something but mostly it is just a nagging dry cough.  No other symptoms and I don't feel sick.  I am putting off going to see a doctor but it definitely isn't getting better on its own.  So it looks like a trip to the doctor lurks in my future.  The real question is who do I go and see.  Is it off to the ear nose and throat doctor that we like or do I look for an internist?  Well I am sure of one thing.  Either I will die or I will get better?

Other recent developments include the possible pushing back of our return to Canada.  It is now looking like the 9th of May will be our take off date from kagoshima. We may take a side trip to Niigata during our layover in Tokyo.  This would put us back in Canada around the 12th or 13th. 

Oh, I forgot, yesterday I had kind of an interesting activity with the daughter.  In the afternoon I went up to the school to see all the grade two students demonstrate their jump rope skills.  They also played their pianica's (a cross between a piano and a harmonica.)
This was followed by a dodge ball tournament.  First the classes played a round robin.  Then each class played against their mothers (and me).  It was a fun afternoon, even though the kept asking all the "mothers" to come here or all the "mothers" to do this.  I tried to take it in stride.  I was the only dad there.

This evening the Mrs. is heading out to meet up with some high school chums.  The same chums who flew over to our wedding.  It was supposed to be families but I will be home with the boys.  You could call us sick, sicker and on the mend.

Love, 'cough, cough' out.

1 comment:

Allison said...

thanks for the update and we hope you all are feeling better soon. Not that it matters really, but your pushed back return is great for us as we should be firmly ensconced in our new place and ready to be car free by then.