Our house is once again a "sick house."
Marc and I think we're "making up" for last year -- during Luke's first year of life, he never really was sick. He just had one or two small colds, and we never once had to take him to the doctor for anything other than regular well-baby check-ups.
Now, we've become familiar with the dr's office, and their number is on my speed dial.
Monday evening, around 11:00 or so, Luke woke up crying -- EXTREMELY unusual for him. When I went in to check on him, I couldn't figure out what was wrong. He wasn't feverish....I consoled him for a bit and put him back to bed. He started to cry again.
After letting him cry for a bit, Marc and I went in there again. He cried for a bit. We finally gave him some Tylenol and put him back to bed. He cried for a bit more, but then stopped.
He slept through the night, but many times, I heard him on the monitor kind of whimpering and whining.
He woke up crying at 7:15 Tuesday morning (unusual to be crying upon waking up and unusual to be up at 7:15).
We went in there, and he felt very warm. Before leaving for work, Marc took his temperature. Yep, he had a fever.
Thinking it was his ears AGAIN, I called the dr's office....They called me back fairly quickly and said that yes, he needed to come in.
I skipped my Tuesday morning Bible Study group (I was BUMMED), and then, I took Luke to the dr's office in the afternoon.
His ears were CLEAR (YEAH!), but our doctor told us several things -- he thinks this is what Luke probably has...
a) There's a bronchitis type virus going around right now (in other words, no treatment with antibiotics)
b) It's mainly hitting children and geriatrics.
c) It's mainly fever, coughing, and possibly some vomiting (usually from coughing too hard).
d) Our doctor has already put a couple of children in the hospital for this because of dehydration.
e) It could last 7 - 10 days (We'll pray for a shorter recovery).
f) It will probably get worse before it gets better.
g) Give Luke Pedialyte at the first sign of refusing to drink anything else.
Rosey appointment, wasn't it?
Last night, Luke slept through the night, but I heard him coughing quite a bit -- needless to say, my sleep was NOT quality.
I woke up this morning to find Marc not feeling well at all....virtually the same symptoms.
So, I was home today with two sick guys....So sad....
At least they had each other....
On a good note -- we put Luke to bed this evening FEVER FREE! Hopefully, it stays that way.
Marc is feeling somewhat better. Assuming he's not up all night coughing, he will try to go to work tomorrow.
Unfortunately, my throat has started to feel scratchy this evening. I'm really hoping I'm not getting it also.....And, as I'm typing this, I hear Luke coughing which means I'll probably hear him a lot tonight.
I know M.A.N.Y. of you have had this one statement on their respective blogs, but I too will join in --
I AM SO VERY READY FOR SPRING!!!! I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER BEEN THIS READY IN MY LIFE!!!!
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