Just when I was thinking that all of us were on the mend and cold free, it looks like James has the beginning of another cold. Starting the day after Christmas, his little nose has been running. He won't hold still for the nasal aspirator anymore, so we've just been wiping it and using ointment to keep it from getting too sore. This morning I'm noticing a phlegmy cough as well, so I'm hoping it doesn't get too much worse.
Adam was joking that its not the Christmas season if Justin, my nephew, doesn't get us all sick, so I guess he's living up to that with his cold this year. The back story to that joke is that 4 years ago on Justin's first Christmas (he was 9 months old), he had a massive blow out diaper. His parents had to cut him out of his clothes and there was Christmas poo everywhere! We all had a good laugh, blamed it on feeding him too much adult food and went home. The next day, I flew to California and didn't really hear from anyone. My mom had shoulder surgery the day after that, so I didn't really expect to hear from her. As it turns out, everyone had gotten a horrible stomach bug and was hugging the nearest toilet. When I finally got a hold of Adam I learned that he had been so sick that he went to the ER to get IV fluids! My mom was well enough to have her surgery, but my step dad was very ill and trying to take care of her. For some reason, I didn't get sick.
Anyway, none of us are that sick, but it looks like there was some cold sharing going on at the Gill family Christmas dinner! But after today we will be home for 4 days to relax and hopefully shake this cold!