Yeah, still sick. More sick. Seems like everyone is these days. Riley is pretty much fine, just dealing with a lingering cough and stuffy nose. Maddie is a mess: feverish even when medicated, runny nose and eyes, listless and with no appetite. I'm hanging on by a thread; I think I'm mostly just really tired.
Sick mode at our house involves lots of TV, books, and juice. The TV and the juice are pretty special treats, the books a part of the standard repertoire that don't require more energy than any one of us has. Sick mode also features eat-on-demand: if it sounds good to you and we have it in the house, you can eat it. Structured mealtimes are pretty much a no-go, and I try to offer a lot of fresh fruit, dry cereal, and other simple yet relatively nutritious things. Neither Maddie nor Riley is going to waste away over the course of a week's illness, so I figure anything that might help them feel better is worth serving.
I'm not planning to take anyone to the doctor for now. I don't want to get exposed to 1,001 things we don't have while the immune systems are down, and, for now, ibuprofen and Benedryl seem to be helping out enough for us all to get some rest.
Time to snuggle with the kids and watch Dora. Too bad they're too young for 30 Rock.