Friday, January 23, 2009

Under the Weather, Baby

Work yesterday morning was busy and I was feeling like I was "in the groove" if you know what I mean. Then I got a call from Hubby asking if "the school" had called me. I hadn't even noticed the red-light on my phone indicating a message. I'd just gotten back to my desk and hadn't brought my cell phone with me, either. The Director of our children's school called to say that she had Little Bit in her office and she was sporting a 102° fever. Of course I said, "I'll be right there," and, after a quick call to my boss who was at home in bed nursing a migraine, I hauled butt to the school to get her. When I arrived, she had just woken up from a nap on the Director's lap and when she saw me, she said in her sweet little voice, face flushed, "Momma, I sick." "I know, baby. We're going to go to the doctor right now, OK?" say I. "Uh huh," she said as she reached out for me. Fast forward 45 minutes: definitely 102° fever, ears OK, throat a bit red and inflamed, Strep culture negative (yay!), finger pricked (my brave girl only whimpered for a second!) and slight anemia pronounced. Tylenol, rest, fluids. They'll do a 24-hour Strep culture and let us know one way or another. She slept all night and was up at 6AM wanting her sippy cup. (Oh, no bottle now for three nights in a row!!!) So we'll keep an eye on her and keep her comfortable, but she's not deathly ill - just not feeling 100%. Well, she's probably not even feeling 50% but that will increase daily. Aside from the fact that one of my babies isn't feeling well, we also don't get to go to GM's house this weekend to celebrate her birthday. This is a bummer (love that word) because we got her a really great gift and I was very excited to see her face when she opened it. Ah well, maybe next weekend. TTFN JMS


overtly trite said...

oh no! hope she feels better soon

Allie said...

Aw! Poor kid! I hope she feels better soon!

Marsha said...

Poor baby...I always feel horrible when my children get sick.