When your kids are sick, it feels like life just STOPS.
Charlotte has had a fever since Thursday morning (she probably had one during the night Wednesday but I didn't realize it). She has NO other symptoms... no cough. No runny nose. Throat looks good. Ears look good. I've spent a LOT of time at the pediatricians and they just don't know what's wrong with her. She acts fine until the fever hits about 104.... then it gets scary. Motrin brings it down, but it was only getting it down to around 102. Crazy how 101 degrees starts to seem low.
Today was a bit better- she had no fever this morning, then it came back this afternoon but only to 103 (only 103! crazy), and the Motrin brought it down completely. I'm praying it will be gone tomorrow, because if she STILL has a fever that's day four and the pediatrician said I've got to bring her back in. Which I dread.
Let me tell you - the 'sick' waiting room at a pediatrician's office is NOT a pretty place right now. I saw puke. Twice. I put so much hand sanitizer on Charlotte I think she may have gotten a small buzz off it. I can only hope we didn't catch anything worse from our hours spent there (part of which was while we were waiting to try and catch LaLa's pee in a bag.... I even went out and bought her a Sprite because she didn't want to drink anything... and she peed all right... but not one drop went into the bag. OF COURSE).
Poor Katie, while not sick (THANK YOU GOD) is what I lovingly call "my hemorrhoid" and normally sticks to me like glue every waking moment. All the time I've spent away from her the last few days, not to mention the attention I've paid to Charlotte, and the time poor LaLa has spent on my lap, has left Miss Katie none too happy. Some days I just need two of me - or a much bigger lap.
Anyway, I hope hope hope my poor baby is better tomorrow. And Katie doesn't catch it. And I get my life back. And I don't end up with typhoid from sitting in that waiting room....
Some pics from happier times, also known as Wednesday. :)