After one of the best family days we have EVER had in life yesterday, Big Jay is pitifully sick today. Fever and a cough, the two main symptoms for the lovely H1N1 flu... and with a baby in the house, we went to the urgent care at Children's Hospital first thing this morning. The doctor was not worried much about H1N1, but was actually concerned that Big Jay may have pneumonia... so Xrays were done and a good time was had by all.
Everything came back fine. Motrin and the nebulizer every 4-6 hours and he should be good as new in a day or so - that's the goal.
So I've been trying to keep him still all day so as to keep him from the wheezing, which is more difficult than it sounds, considering that after a dose of Motrin kicks in he thinks he's all better. I think he's watched more TV today than he has in his whole life so far. It probably is close.
Sidenote: Thomas & Friends is THE. MOST. BORING. SHOW. EVER. Why do kids like this show?
But yesterday? Yesterday was great! We went to the Pumpkin Show in the morning where Big Jay rode all kinds of kiddie rides with the most gigantic and adorable grin I have ever seen (pictures coming soon!), won some pretty cool prizes, and had an overall fantastic time. And then we napped! And then we went to see a musical. And it was all fantastic and we enjoyed each other's company more than I think we have in a long time.
And then he woke up in the middle of the night with a fever.
Mom insticts kick in, in such a weird way when your kid is sick. The whining is pretty much tolerable when I know that he's not feeling like himself and there isn't anything I can do. The most he's asked for is a hug and a glass of water all day.. and maybe to watch that episode of Thomas again? All I can do is hope and pray that his fever breaks and he can breathe better tomorrow... but I know I'm not going to take him to school after a day of his fever being as high as 103.4.
So, another day of cuddling with my son tomorrow, with an attempt at working from home at the same time. Wish me luck, and pray for my boy's body to be healed.