Is this situation something all freshmen college kids go through or is it my sons bad luck?
Within first week of school back in Sept S gets nasty sinus infection which finally clears up after about a week.
Right around finals time he starts to feel a cold coming on. Survives finals and comes home for break. By Christmas he is sick yet again and this time has to be on antibiotics for 5 days (the zip pac). He gets all rested up and is fine by New Years Day. S goes back to college on the 7th to get settled in for intersession that starts this week. I call him this evening and his first words are " I am sick with a nasty cold". What is ironic is he is the one who suggested that he needs to take vitamin C and a daily vitamin in hopes to fight any colds. So much for that.
I know that the dorms are not the healthiest places on campus but it seems to me that someone there is always sick and all it takes is one to get it. I don't remember (selective memory?) him ever having this many colds and sinus issues during his school years. The only good thing I guess is that he seems to bounce back fairly quickly. And in the meantime I lose sleep and worry about him. Of course the mom in me wants to ask a lot of questions about symptons, is he eating and getting enough fluids and to remind him to wash his sheets in hot water once he feels better. Of course he is too miserable to talk to me so all of this goes unanswered. Sorry to rant but I get frustrated when he is not feeling so good and is away from home.