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Logan Update

Despite going out to play yesterday, Logan was indeed sick. A few sips of hot chocolate when he got back in and then to the couch for “a rest.”

Later on, his fever spiked so we put him in a bath.

Even the bubbles didn't cheer him up!

That seemed to bring the fever down, but he went to sleep in his bed after that.

A bit later, he ended up throwing up – and the fever was back – so I plunked him into a second bath. (No bubbles this time.)

Fitful sleeps through the night and a slight fever this morning.

Off to the doctor’s office we go. An ear infection. And the meds should help with some “rumbling” in his chest as well.

The poor guy has been sleeping for most of today too.

Maggie Update

Maggie and I spent 2 hours at the pediatrician yesterday.

I called the nurse yesterday morning and chatted with her for a good 10 minutes about everything going on with Maggie. (The on-again-off-again fever since Wednesday, the cough, the vomiting…) She told us to come on in…our normal pedi was the emergency doc for the day, so we’d be seeing Dr. Pedi. Perfect.

We got there and only had to wait for a few minutes before being called into the exam room. The nurse did her thing and then we only had to wait a few minutes more for Dr. Pedi to come in. She chatted with me for a bit, checked Maggie over, and did a strep test. Told us to wait until the results for that came in. HERE’S where time was spent just trying to entertain a droopy Maggie. (She wasn’t that bad, actually.) Dr. Pedi came back and said, “No Strep…and I didn’t want to mention this before, but she’s got a *lot* of wax in her ears so I couldn’t get a good look at them…we’ll have to go in.” And OMG.SO.GROSS. How does one little ear gather that much wax?? It seriously looked like she pulled out a roly poly bug. Poor Maggie *screamed* the entire time. And Dr. Pedi could only get the wax out of one ear; Maggie was crying/screaming too much to get the big ball out of the other one. Dr. Pedi said that it was because it was hard and kind of like a scab. *barf*

ANYWAY…after all that, she sent us up to the lab to get X-Rays on Maggie’s chest thinking she might have pneumonia. Oh goodie. That was another HUGE chuck of time was dropped. Maggie alternated between whimpering and playing tic-tac-toe with me. The X-Ray tech was completely awesome, and did his thing quickly.

Back down to Dr. Pedi to read the X-Rays. No pneumonia. But…. “There’s a fuzzy spot on one lung that might be bronchitis.”

So, Maggie is now on the same meds I was on two weeks ago…only hers is liquid and tastes a hell of a lot better!

Plans of Returning to Work – Thwarted.

I was so psyched to head back into work today – it’s been a long time since I’ve actually been AT the office. However, a certain little boy – who was kept home from school yesterday – decided that he couldn’t stop coughing this morning.

Yep. Headed to the Doctor’s office instead of the office. Poor Burke has an ear infection. And is now on meds for 10 days. 😦

I really hope he’s feeling better by tomorrow – it sucks to be sick on your birthday!!

THAT Call From the Nurse

Today marks the first day I had to pick a kid up from school early – Burke got sick at school. Poor guy.

It wasn’t THAT early…and I got the call from the nurse as I was loading Logan into the car to head that way anyway. (I usually try to get to the school early so I have a place to park before all the parents who do the “pick-up” routine line up and get in the way of the parking spaces.)

Apparently, as I was walking into the building is when Burke decided to let loose. Mrs. Teacher brought him to the nurse because all of a sudden he laid down on the floor and curled up into a ball. Then got really pale. When she felt his forehead, he was fairly hot. Poor guy. 😦

Ironically, today was PJs and Slippers day at school, so he’s all set to be lounging on the couch.

Maggie’s in heaven because SHE’S in her PJs watching TV too, but she feels just fine.