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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I live in a sick ward

The Girl came home from school yesterday telling me that the school nurse thinks she has pneumonia. I knew she had a head cold, but the nurse heard crackles, so I called the ped and made an appointment for this morning. After dinner the Boy started sniffling and complaining that everything ached and he had a wicked sore throat. Out came the thermometer and they both had temps over 100, so no school for them. Lucky me!

By this morning the Boy looked pale and gray and the Girl's eyes were watering non-stop and she was all red in the face. So off to the doctor we went. Our Ped, who is a friend as well as our doctor, squeezed the Boy into the Girl's appointment. Bottom line: The Girl has pneumonia and is on an antibiotic, plus a ventolin inhaler. The Boy has strep and the head cold with watery eyes now, and he's on antibiotics as well. It's one little pill fest over at Chez Sicky.

A friend came over with the filled prescriptions, I'm making soup for dinner, we've laid in a supply of Kleenix, toilet paper, paper towels (you never know!) plenty of Advil, and chocolate. One MUST have chocolate when one has sick children. Oh, you thought the chocolate was for them? You must be dreaming!

Right now they're both laying on the sofa watching Malcolm in the Middle. They're laying so that one is on the right, the other on the left, and they're all covered in blankets. It looks like a two headed monster on there. So cute!

I'm so not looking forward to tomorrow. Plus Thursday is a half day, so I think we've shot the entire week schoolwise. Great. Just freaking great.
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Blogger California Highway Guy - Daniel said...

NSS&F (Not So Small and Feisty, what I call my daughter on the net) was also home with a cold. Took me by surprise; I expected her to be at Hebrew School when I got home. Doctor says she'll be back at school tomorrow.

It always annoys me when she's home sick, primarily because she knows how to work her mom. She did it a lot last year when she was having trouble with her teacher at school; luckily we got that problem solved. She likes school this year, and she really was sick (probably remnants of what I had), but the memory remains...

10/1/06 11:11 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh good luck! We just came out of the "two kids with pneumonia" haze. It sucks.

Best wishes for quick and happy mending!

11/1/06 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Karin said...

Hope they get better soon!

11/1/06 2:05 PM  
Anonymous Sheryl said...

Sorry they're sick! (Although I admit to being one of those weird moms who likes it when her kids get to stay home.) Also de-lurking *waves*

11/1/06 2:50 PM  
Blogger WendyWings said...

Hope you are all on the mend soon. My lot are all home until Feb 7th summer break here ( ughhhhhh)

12/1/06 3:12 PM  

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