|I've been home for a couple of days doing sick duty with my 9 year old. She came home from school Tuesday night with a headache. I figured it was just a little thing.|
By the wee hours of Wednesday morning, she had a fever. Not a fever to boast about, but enough to stay home from school. So, I did what any other mom who works at her husbands business would do. I took her to work with me!
By Wednesday night, the fever went up and up... and Thursday morning we were looking at a little over 103, despite my efforts of motrin and tylenol.
So, off to the doctor we went. I was secretly hoping for an ear infection or strep throat or something that would be curable with a little antibiotics. Unfortunately, the diagnosis was influenza.
When I called the school for the third day in a row, the secretary said "Oh didn't you get a flu shot?". Now in hindsight, I have to say that is a very good idea. I wonder if it's too late?
The doc was able to prescribe some ridiculously expensive medicine to make the symptoms lessen. So, we got home and got her all doped up. My 15 year old was home so I decided I'd try to get to Bible Study... since the ladies were sitting at the class with no leader by now.
All was going well. Until about 20 minutes into Bible Study. My 15 year old called my cell phone - usually I don't let anyone from home interrupt Beth Moore, but I had a feeling this one I'd better allow.
The phone call went something like this:
(gag) (cough) : MOM????!!
yeah. what's up?
(gag) (gag) (cough): Mom, Em threw up!
okay. Is she okay?
(gag) Mom, it's all over her. (gag) and I (gag) can't (cough) clean it up
okay, I'll be right there.
I dismissed myself and hurried to the car. The phone rang again.
(gag) Mom, I just threw up too!
It's just so fun being a mom on days like this! The second one wasn't sick from any virus... she just couldn't deal with her sister.
I'm just grateful that my husband wasn't home. Or I would have no doubt came home to three!