For the past few days I’ve been dealing with our first real cold. Up until now my boys have only had head colds. My eldest son had never had a fever above 99 degrees so when he began running fevers from 102 to 104 degrees you can understand that this Mama was concerned. On Sunday afternoon I took him to urgent care because he was exhibiting flu like symptoms and a girl down the street had tested positive for H1N1 and he was so not himself that I was actually really worried.
Thankfully he tested negative for both the normal influenza as well as the piggy flu and negative for both strep cultures. We’re treating ourselves like we have a virus* so lots of TLC, rest, T.V, OJ, pajamas, big snugly blankets,..oh, and cookies. Can’t forget the cookies. I’d also like to state for the record that I haven’t cleaned my floors since last Thursday. If you don’t already know I’m a bit OCD when it comes to my floors. I am happy to say however that the hubs totally cleaned out the closet with me. Yes, he did most of the work-but when your head hurts so much you can barely lift it, giving orders is hard work.
I just realized for about the third time today-that today is in fact Wednesday. I don’t have a Wordless Wednesday prepared, but my little guy went to school today-and I of course have been documenting a bit of our experience with the help of my iPhone’s camera. Here is a brief story via pictures of how our first real cold went.We are of course not done yet as the little guy and my husband and I our still working our way back to top form so I can’t promise you there won’t be any more sicky-poo pictures. I do have a story about this obnoxious dude with a spider bite from our brief stint in Urgent Care. I’ll post about him a little later…
As I mentioned a moment ago Mike went back to school today, but on Monday when he realized that he wasn’t going to school he became so upset he literally cried for about 15 minutes. I hope this abject adoration of academia continues well into his 30’s especially if he’s going to become the doctor and Airman he says he wants to be when he grows up. I felt so bad for him though…I think he might have been a bit delirious. I hear fevers can do that to you!
*The Urgent Care physician looked rather skeptical when he revealed our negative results for the flu-that I am a little mis-trustful of them being accurate. He even said that if I wanted to I could go to my physician and have them re-done because “false negative’s happen”. Personally I didn’t think that the nurse got a good nasal swab sample from Mike-I mean the cue-tip thingy barely got into his nose that wasn’t all boogery because he’d just blown his nose…I of course am not a nurse, or doctor, or even pretend to be one on T.V,so I couldn’t say with absolute certainty if the nasal swab was good enough. I have watched plenty of CSI and ER to know what I think one should look like and it didn’t look like a good one if you can count television as a reliable source of medical information. I will say that if Mike wasn’t better yesterday he would’ve seen his doctor, but since he was showing marked signs of improvement I didn’t think it necessary. If his little brother isn’t any better by Friday we’ll be paying a visit to our lovely, and oh so wonderful doctor. Who I’m know would make sure an excellent nasal swab was achieved.0