On Monday I was eager to start fresh. The kids and I were back from PA, the contractor was coming to do the finish touches on the cabinetry. It was a good day full of the promise of better things to come. And then on Tuesday I woke up with a sore throat ... again. See, with all the chaos of Jon's trip to the hospital, our jaunt to NJ and the visit to PA I sorta, kinda forgot to finish out the last three days of my antiobiotics. And so strep throat struck again. I didn't mess around this time and by Wednesday was feeling much, much better.
Unfortunately, Jude was not. He started with a fever that was up to 103 that afternoon. I called the doctor's office several times trying to get him in, but they kept saying they'd call back when a time opened up. The nurse finally called me back at 5:30 ... to tell me they were closed for the day. Um, thanks. Jude still had a fever, even after Tylenol so we decided to take him in to Urgent Care at that point. So we sat and waited some more. It was a strange day, with my 2 year old swaying between feverish, clingy and lethargic and then his silly, happy self. He was silly, happy self by the time they took us back to the examination room, but his fever was still 103.6. I've never had a child with a fever that high before, so I was a little nervous but he didn't seem too bothered by it and neither did the nurse. They ran a strep test and a flu test, both came back negative. But since there was strep in the house and those rapid tests aren't always accurate, they sent us home with a prescription anyway.
|Waiting at the doctor's.|
|The healthy one.|
|This is what my day was like.|
|Jack made his own slide out of kitchen scraps.|
Friday was a big day, the day our kitchen was getting finished. Jon took Jack to school and picked up us both some much-need coffee. Jude seemed a little better but was still having his moments, long moments. I hadn't done dishes in 4 days and was eager to initiate the new dishwasher. But Jude's whining had gotten so bad that Jon couldn't take it anymore and volunteered to finish the dishes if I held Jude. Of course, I couldn't just lounge around snuggling him all day. After being under construction there was a lot of cleaning to do. So we decide do test out the Ergo on a slightly larger child. He protested for a good 20 minutes but after I explained it was either this or going to his room by himself he quickly settled down and let me mop the floor. And even pointed out a few spots I missed.
By this point Jack was saying he didn't feel well and that his throat hurt. He laid down on the couch to watch some TV and was soon asking for a blanket. And so, within an hour of a fun, active day at preschool Jack was zoned out on the couch with a fever.
We didn't mess around, I'm so tired of dealing with sickness. We were able to get into the doctor that afternoon. His strep test also came back negative but she suggested putting him on the antibiotic as well just to be safe. And since it was a holiday weekend and we had guests coming in, we agreed. And thankfully, by the time he got home from the doctor, we had two happy boys again. We also had a (mostly) finished kitchen.
|This is all you get for now. Of course, I'll be devoting an entire post to the long-awaited kitchen reno.|