Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Break is breaking me!

So, here we are. It's Tuesday. It's Spring Break (Woo hoo!). The weather is awesome. Life is good, yes?


Luke woke up Sunday morning with a fever. I figured it for a cold or just a sinus thing. "It'll probably pass by Monday," says I.

Not so much. Luke has consumed more ibuprofen and tylenol than he has food. "Oh, it's likely just a sinus infection. I'll take him to get antibiotics on Tuesday," says I.

"So, he's had a fever since Sunday...has he been around anyone with flu or strep?" asks observant nurse.

"Well, sure," says I. Many kids were sick during the kindergarten play last week. Those illnesses, plus a plethora of other maladies are always floating around the halls of kindergarten. Wise nurse does a nasal swab of giggling fever boy, just in case.

("So not needed," thinks I. We had a FLU SHOT, for goodness' golly's sakes.)

Here comes Dr. Sinus Infection. (He's a PRO at diagnosing that. Hasn't missed one of mine yet!) "Hi," says he. "Guess what! We know what's wrong. It's..."

(Wait for it....

I'm not Mom of the Year for nothing, people!

"Oh YEAH!"--said in Kool Aid man voice.)

"...THE FLU!" (And yes, he did sound just about that jolly about it.)

Grrr. My poor child has suffered for 3, count 'em, 3 days, while I've dragged him to softball practice and here and there for this and that reason. "Why aren't you eating, Luke? Pick up your shoes, Luke. Hey, stop kicking your sister, Luke." Well, maybe he had that last one coming, but I really feel like a heel for not taking him to the doctor at least on Monday.

All that said, here's the prayer request: Please pray that Luke is healed quickly and that the rest of us don't get it, too. We have a little getaway planned that would totally stink if any or all of us are sick. I believe in the power of prayer, so we need all we can get! Thanks!

5 delightful comments:

Alabama Redhead said...

I still have some leftover meds from my sickness that I'll be more than happy to smuggle to you guys!

I've heard of a lot of people getting the flu lately, therefore I don't get the flu shot. :)

Get better Luke!

ella144 said...

My doc told me that both last year and this year the flu shot people (does anyone know who they are?) guessed wrong about what flu would be making the rounds.

Hope the little guy feels better soon. Love and prayers to you all!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Hope your son feels better soon! Been there, done that! Don't feel too bad...how are we to know...we're not doctors, just moms!!!

Anonymous said...

My household has been sick too many times to count this season. I feel for you!!

Rachel said...

Oh that STINKS!!! Don't you hate that feeling of realizing that your Mommy/Woman's intuition TOTALLY let you down? Ugh. I'm so sorry!