3 of my kids are sick. if i could pick one who wasn’t sick, it’s the baby & she’s healthy(at the moment.)
now that i’ve written that, miss james has decided to wake up from a nap with a fever.
jilly started with pinkeye 2 saturdays ago & then she got a fever that lasted for 4 days. when she woke up w/104.2 on thursday, my dad told me to send her to the lab at the hospital.
it was a nightmare.
she is the last kid i would want to have a blood draw or throat culture done on & i had to hold her down with the help of 2 lab techs to get the job done. she was so scared & was pleading to me not to do it. she said she was fine, she had to go to the bathroom, & screamed louder than i’ve ever heard before. it was primal & she was horribly frightened.
we finally got everything finished & she calmed down. i hope that she knows that it isn’t that bad if she ever has to do any of it again.
when the lab tech told my dad that everything looked normal, i felt like a worthless parent for making her live through it.
when my dad came home from the office with the results, he told me the tech was wrong & had incorrectly read the results.
she had mono.
no wonder my 7 year old took two 2 hour naps the day before.
fast forward to today, justice is sleeping next to me on the couch
and scout is in vail, colorado
baby james is asleep again & if she wakes up with a fever, i’ll lay money on mono.
my poor babies.
i just hope they all feel better soon. it’s a waiting game & i just have to keep on top of the fever & make sure they get plenty of rest.
i could use some, too.
and a beer.