Shoo...wheeee!! I am so glad to be home!! It's been a fun but crazy week. On Tuesday, while I was in Tennessee Jaden started running a fever...103 to be exact. The week before Lauren had a fever for 2 days & then she was fine...so I thought that is what Jaden had & I told the Grandparents to just ride it out. When Lauren was sick I had taken her to the Dr. and they tested her for the flu & strep...and nothing.
Now...I absolutely DO NOT run to the dr. when my kids are sick...because...it ANNOYS me to go...pay the copay...sit there for an hour...pick up all the other germs that the other sick kids left...just to hear...it's a virus....go home and just watch them. UGH! Not that I want them to have something wrong...but...you know. Just give me some drugs to make them better! LOL!!
Anyway, Jaden stayed home on Wed. & he was totally fine. Went to Target & out to lunch with his Grandparents, played outside, messed around with my dad in his shop. His temperature was only 99 that evening & he seemed like he was getting over it. So we sent him to school on Thursday. He made it almost the whole day, then his stomach started to hurt so my neighbor picked him up from school. Around 4:00 his temperature was 104!! WOW!! WHAT?? I am 100's of miles away..about to board a plane (which I am anxious about anyway) and my son is so sick! Finally my dad made the decision just to take him to Urgent Care because my Dr. was already closed for the day.
Picture this...me...in an airport...on the phone with Urgent Care...as I start talking to the lady...I start to cry. She was so sweet & compassionate. I was a mess. I don't know why...just ready to be home and upset I wasn't there to take care of my BABY!! Found out the boy had Strep Throat, got a shot...amoxicillin and we hoped he was on his way to healing.
We make it home @ 12:00 am on Thursday...tired...only to find out Brooke is sick now. UGH! The next morning we are suppose to head to Manhattan, KS for Hannah's wedding. So I run her to the Dr. just incase it's strep...of course...NO strep. Yeah, but what is it? Fever...same signs as Jaden...or is it hand mouth & foot? On Saturday...they both woke up with spots...which is typical for strep...but what about Brooke?
OH. MY. WORD.
It's Sunday...they both had fevers last night again. We are on day 5 of fever with Jaden. No fever today though. Still have the red spots. Today is just lay around & do nothing today. They sent Brooke's strep culture to see if it will grow...we will find out tomorrow.
I am so glad to be home. I HATE being gone when they are sick. I had a little break down at the airport last week. Even though I knew they were in capable hands with my parents & Matt's mom...I still wanted to be home with them.
This has been a long post..sorry...just needed to spill...it's been since Wednesday since I've blogged. Sorry it's so random & probably hard to follow. Any advice from you mommy's out there? I just get annoyed with Dr. visits and such....you take them in....it's a virus...don't take them in...they are sick. Geez...I know it's not the Dr.s fault...it's just...just...oh I need to hush.
I'm home...it's all good.