It seems that in the last few weeks, every other site has been spotlighting a sick child. My friends have all reported the "yuckies" going through their households. Up until now, I have been sitting on pins and needles because we haven't dealt with it much (other than the "flowers" a few weeks ago.)
The last couple of days Noah has been complaining about a "belly ache" and today he woke up at 5 AM and didn't fall back to sleep. I hemmed and hawed about whether I should send him to school , but finally decided , "he's not hot, let's go for it"
About quarter to noon, guess who called? Oh, yeah...
"Kristi, this is Mrs. S, Noah hasn't been eating all day and is lying around the room"
Before the sentence was finished, my response...
"I'm on the way"
When I got there, the secretary told me that 4 out of 8 in the class went home sick. I wonder what the teacher did with four kids for the rest of the day.
By the time we got home, Noah was falling asleep in the car and lied on the couch sleeping for two hours. His fever was somewhat low for him, 101.5 orally.
Yes, that is low for Noah. Usually if he gets a fever, it runs around 104 regularly. So I haven't worried much. I ran to CVS to get some dye-free tylenol and gave him some. Now, about an hour after the medicine went in, the kid is bouncing on the trampoline like nothing was ever the matter but still won't eat.
I hate these "non-illnesses" where you really don't know if they're sick or not. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before it runs the course of the house. I can handle me and the boys getting sick. It's the biggest boy (aka husband) that I dread catching it. That will become a major ordeal.
The biggest bummer of the day was that during the full two hours of sleeping from Noah, AA decided that he didn't really need a nap today. MY quiet time was foiled again. Curses!