Monday, January 19, 2009

Son Update

Our son's fever was still holding steady around 101.5 come Saturday (the third day straight), plus he was complaining that his ear hurt. I called the pediatrician, and he advised me to take him to the ER. Not the way I was planning to spend my Saturday evening, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right?! I packed him up and headed out into the C-O-L-D and drove up to the "good" hospital. Thankfully we didn't have to wait long, and I found out that it was indeed a wise decision to bring him in. He had strep/scarlet fever (same bacteria causes it all - he'd said his throat hurt on Thursday, but he wasn't complaining nearly enough to make me think strep. And the full-body rash was just lovely!) plus a double ear infection. As we were waiting in the room for the results of the throat culture, he was looking around for words he knew, and then started writing down various things. This lovely phrase is courtesy of the needle disposal unit mounted on the wall... clearly a word every 5 YO should know!

No school today. The med is definitely working, and he's going a bit stir crazy. We did have a moment of excitement this morning when he finally lost his first tooth. He'd noticed it was loose a couple weeks ago, and he's been alternately excited and terrified. It finally fell victim to an English muffin today, and he was excitedly running around the house, waving it like a big ol' trophy. The one next to it is barely hanging on, so he looks rather funny as he has one crooked tooth in the middle of the gap (and the new ones are already breaking through). And now he wants it to "change into money" :)


Jeff and Meg said...

Poor kid! No wonder you needed some peace-and-vacuuming-quiet yesterday! :) Hope he feels better soon.

Shay said...

Love the handwriting, haha! E has a biohazard sticker on his bedroom door. :P

Shay said...

I nominated you for a Lemonade Award. You can pick it up on my blog. :)