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Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Dayquil -- Not Cutting It
The very first time I took Nyquil for a cold I was in my teens. My Dad poured a medicine cup of the nasty green liquid for me as I stood, miserable, in the kitchen. I drank it fast, plugging my nose as it burned down my throat. That's all I remember, because I passed out almost immediately after that. Dad said I didn't even make it down the stairs to my bedroom. I slept hard after several nights of sleeplessness and woke up feeling a million times better.
I am miserable again. I have the worst cold I've had in a very long time. I actually started to get sick during my interviews at the beginning of December, but that bout with illness passed rather quickly. As of yesterday, I have something bad: headache, body aches, sore throat, stuffy head and nose, nose that (although plugged) will not stop dripping, nose that is sore to the touch because of all of the tissue that's been on it lately, no appetite, and a nasty cough. This morning I sneezed TWELVE times in a row. That can't be good. ST was shouting, "Mom, stop sneezing! I can't talk to you if you sneeze like that!"
I took some Robitussin last night but it had no effect. I took some Dayquil this morning and that allieviated the headache somewhat. Anyone have any suggestions on what I could take to get rid of this plague?
What's worse, ST's potty training began today. Two wet pairs of toddler training pants, two wet pairs of toddler jeans. (They didn't have the plastic training pant covers at my Target, ABDmom!) He did tell me when he had to poop, which was good. He's napping now in a diaper. We'll see what the afternoon brings for us after he awakes.