Alternative Lyrics & Words
This the song that never ends,
it just goes on and on my friends,
Just when you think you have reached the end,
the songs begins again.
(Repeat from top)
Quoted from this site.
I have only heard this song once, but for some reason it stuck in the back corner of my mind. For the past week, it's been my theme song with one small variation:
This is the flu that never ends,
it just goes on and on my friends...
We've had the stomach flu or something approximating that experience running through our family for more than two weeks now. It started with our daycare provider, then hit her son and husbnad. Then my mother-in-law, then my sister-in-law picked it up. By last Sunday, our toddler was puking everywhere.
Thankfully, she seemed to mend after just one night of puking. Two days later, we were finally back to normal, only to hear from our daycare that the toddler needed to be picked up because she had diarrhea. Fast forward to the middle of the night: the toddler is well again, but Mama has it now.
Today is Monday, over two weeks (or is it three?) since the first sighting of the stomach bug and a full week since our small immediate family was struck. Daddy started feeling awful last night, JUST as Mama stopped running to the bathroom. We're still hoping that this skips the baby. That would be a small blessing.
As a side note, my brother-in-law called last week to inform us that his wife and our mother-in-law did not in fact have the stomach flu but had tested positive for cryptosporidia. After spending 30 minutes on hold with our doctor's office, we were told that they would not be treating us for crypto since we are not immuno-compromised individuals. We would simply ben letting it run its normal course of up to 2 weeks of diarrhea.
This is the flu that never ends....