Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Plague Visits the Mosses

Timeline:
Thursday, 2:30 p.m. - Little Philip gets sent home from Trinity Child Development Center with 102.5 fever. Daddy picks him up and says he's not feeling so hot himself. Miss Nita tells Daddy that another child was sent home earlier that day with a high fever as well. "Aunt B" (Besty Mathews) comes over to watch Grey's Anatomy with us and we manage to keep it together, becuase we LOVE Grey's Anatomy and visits from Aunt B. Late in the evening Mommy gets sick but only once. Daddy stays sick all night.

Friday, 12:30 a.m. - Little Philip wakes up screaming, with 104.5 fever and spitting up. Mommy and Daddy give him Motrin and wait 20 minutes to see if the fever goes down before calling the doctor. The fever starts dropping and Little Philip falls peacefully asleep again. Daddy still sick.

Friday, 7:30 a.m. - Little Philip wakes up with 102 fever and gets more Motrin. Daddy wakes up and gets sick too. Mommy heads to work to coordinate a webinar she wishes she didn't have planned but has to at least get started. 11:30 a.m. Daddy calls and says Little Philip is spitting up again. Mommy comes home. We call Vestavia Pediatrics and the nurse says to start alternating Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours. Fever comes down. Mommy starts bleaching the house.

Friday 2:00 p.m. - Little Philip is happy is a clam, playing with his alphabet books, chasing the cats, loving on the dog, pleased as punch to have both Mommy and Daddy to play with all day. Mommy stops giving him medicine around 8:00 p.m., thinking maybe the fever is over. Laundry is done, bleaching continues.

Saturday 12:30 a.m. - Little Philip wakes up again with a very high fever. Mommy feels guilty for having stopped giving the medicine and quickly resumes the every 3 hours regimen. 7:30 a.m., Little Philip wakes up with only 99 degree fever which is considered normal in a 15 month old. Success! Saturday evening - Little Philip's fever picks up again around 101.5.

Sunday - Mommy stays home from church with Little Philip who seems like he could go but doesn't want to infect the entire congregation. Daddy gets sick again in the afternoon after thinking maybe he's well enough to have that beef stroganoff Mommy made on Thursday. Mommy eats it too because she sure hasn't had time to make anything else since Thursday. Mommy crosses her fingers she doesn't catch all the germs she is surrounded with by her two boys. In the evening, Mommy goes to NCG (neighborhood community group) church fellowship gathering just to get away from all the germs. She asks for prayers to get through "the plague."

Plan for Monday morning - straight to the pediatrician's office.

1 comment:

Holly said...

We hope everyone is feeling better in the Moss house.