Wednesday, February 20, 2008

It's finally found us

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.)

However...

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!

9 comments:

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh no! I was really hoping that somebody would be able to get through the winter without getting hit... At least we didn't give it to you guys though! LOL

I hope Noah's feeling better soon and that nobody else comes down with it...

LaskiGal said...

Oh--you are so right. The sickies are every where! I hope Noah is doing better. Bummer on losing that precious quiet time. J decided 15 minutes was all he needed on Wednesday--which is why I am catching up on blogging at 1 am on Thursday--LOL.

Hillary said...

I'm so sorry he is sick. What a bummer! Hope everyone feels better soon!

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Oh dear, it's going around. We had it last week and we're just sick to death of being sick here. My dad is off to his doctor today because he cannot swallow.

Summer said...

Poor buddy! I hope he gets better soon.

Courtney said...

I hope he is feeling better soon. Stomach bugs are no fun.

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Well, you know I have nothing but empathy for ya! Oh, may spring arrive soon and clear out all these sickie germies!

Hugs!

Childlife said...

Aw! Poor little guy! Hope you're all feeling better soon : (

KC said...

OH no.. poor little guy, hope he feels better soon. This time a year with 4 kids in the house and then all 4 pulling germs from all there different schools and activities, it isn't a matter of if I have a sick child in my house but more of How many sick kids I will have that week and which one will it be.. ~sigh~ I would like a week to go buy just once this winter where I don't have to take someone to the doctor.. it's crazy.
I hope he is feeling better today.