I've got laryngitis. And, the boys are on school vacation this week. That's a tough combo.
The laryngitis came on fast, late Sunday afternoon. I feel mostly okay, but my throat is a bit sore and I sound like a battle droid, according to my six year old. I was doing my best to communicate with my kids, but it was frustrating. It's been over 24 hours now. I thought for sure things would be back to normal.
When I woke up this morning, I had a brief respite. But, after carrying on as normal, my voice was back to being not much more than a squeak. This afternoon, I finally took a moment to Google "laryngitis". It seems one is not supposed to talk while the vocal cords are inflamed, least they take longer to heal and the condition gets aggravated. That makes sense since everything seemed okay for a bit after not talking all night.
Now I've got a little pad of paper and am writing to the boys when I need to communicate with them. Luckily, two of them can read and they can help the toddler know what I'm trying to say. I'm also gargling salt water and drinking lots of fluids. Hopefully, things will be headed towards normal by morning.