We have been sick going on almost three weeks now and I’ve got to tell you it has been some of the longest weeks ever. Sickness is not uncommon to us in the Russell house, but it doesn’t make it easier. My kid’s have small bodies and not much body fat on them and the doctor has always told us that it could make it easier for our kids to get sick. The doctor was definitely right on that one, Maddie has horrible seasonal allergy’s that often lead into sinus infections, nose bleeds, colds, and pneumonia. Titus has asthma that can go into pneumonia with very littler to no signs of it coming on, thankfully we finally have it some what under control. Naomi is the hardest of our three kiddo’s, if she gets sick it’s usually not until everyone has gotten it and she gets blasted with it, high fevers, the works.
Being sick isn’t so bad when the weather is cold and nasty, because we don’t really want to be out and about anyways. However, once the weather starts getting the spring feeling staying inside becomes much harder!
We have been working on building our immune systems up for several years now. I have mentioned broth in a few posts and it has amazing nutrients to build up ones immune system. I use broth in our rice, soups, stews, sauces, anything I can think of to get this great nutriousness in our bodies. We try to eat fish once or twice a week. We try to eat whole foods, as healthy of meat as possible, raw milk when we can find it, and eggs. But, healing messed up guts and messed up immune systems takes time.
In the mean time I’m thankful for essential oils, inhalers and nebulizers, allergy medicine, vicks vapor rub, raw honey and tea, warm bathes, and chicken broth. I’m thankful for family that has brought us groceries and suppers. I’m thankful we have been able to get in and see doctors when we’ve needed to see one. I’m so thankful that this too shall pass and like so many other phases in life this is just one of the many phases.
In the meantime I am so thankful that spring is on the way and I’m so thankful that this too shall pass!