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Saturday, 16 February 2008

What are the odds that I’ll emerge healthy? I have been surrounded by sickies all week. Last week, both Beernut and Poppyseed developed what we though was a 24-hour thing. Symptoms: fever and lethargy. But back to normal — or so we thought.

And you may recall that poor little Peach went into the weekend with a double ear infection as well as conjunctivitis in both ears.

Things then took a turn for the worse. Waaaaaaay worse!

At 4:11pm, when he scheduled to be on a plane to Vegas for MAGIC, PC called to say that he was deleriously ill and was going straight to the Urgent Care clinic.

Diagnosis: sinus infection

Meanwhile, the J called late that
afternoon to report that Poppyseed was running a fever. So off I went to collect her.

By the time we got home, both Poppyseed and Beernut were feeling pretty awful.

Pharmacy — 2.5 hours to fill PC’s DXs. Rxs.

This week was not shaping up well.

Dropped off the big kids at MomGiraffe’s, took Peach to daycare, and hurried into work. Good thing too because PC called later that afternoon needing a ride to the ER! Yup — his temperature kept climbing and he was feeling really, really ill. Swapped cars with DadGiraffe (so that he could get Peach), drove home, and spent the next FIVE hours in our local ER with PC.

Diagnosis: bad bronchitis

Pharmacy — dropped off the DX Rx and then went to fetch kids. This was at 10:00pm, by the way. DX Rx still not ready when I returned at 11:30pm!

PC home, two big kids with MomGiraffe, and Peach at school.

PC and Beernut still home but Poppyseed well enough to return to school. By the late afternoon, Peach was running a temp. Nisht gut!

PC and Beernut home, though PC thought Beernut was OK. And Beernut thought that he was OK. Begged to return to school. But my Spidey-senses were tingling and I just had this sense that Beernut was still sick. Rushed Poppyseed to school in order to get Peach to the doctor.

Diagnosis: influenza.

Did you know that there is a test they can do for this? A simple nose-swab and a strip that strangely resembles a home pregnancy test. Anyway, the doctor returned and announced triumphantly, “it’s pink!”. And she then told me that it was pretty likely that influenza was the culprit behind everyone else’s ailments. And THEN she asked how I was feeling!!!

PC is feeling a little better. Peach slept for a good part of the day. And, poor little Beernut! He conked out on the couch for almost the entire day. We woke him to drink a Jamba Juice (immunity boost) and then he asked if he could go to bed for the night. This was at 6:15pm.

Upshot: if I had wanted to spend this much time around sick people, I would have gone to medical school.

Anyone thinking I will emerge unscathed? Anyone??

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Sunday, 17 February 2008 12:18 am

    Oh my goodness – hasn’t this been nonstop for you?
    I hope everyone feels better soon!

  2. Sunday, 17 February 2008 1:03 pm

    Don’t forget to take care of yourself!

    Hope they all feel better soon!

  3. Sunday, 17 February 2008 4:28 pm

    May the Lord bless you and keep you . . . healthy.

  4. Sunday, 17 February 2008 6:43 pm

    Dr. Babka suggests lots of OJ and hand washing. And a lot of mazel. I hope you survive the ills!

  5. Dadgiraffe permalink
    Sunday, 17 February 2008 10:13 pm

    I can tell that you’re a Mom and that you didn’t attend med school. DX is what Beernut plays with all the time; Rx is what MDs write (usually illegibly).

  6. Frume Sarah permalink
    Monday, 18 February 2008 10:57 am

    Beernut plays a DS and a Dx is a diagnosis. I was just tired!!!

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