Friday, April 24, 2009

Another Round

Of illness that is. Now we've all got Strep throat. Asher showed signs of it first. He was up all night with a fever of 103 or thereabout. I finally took him to the Dr. after his fever stayed that high for about 24 hours. Yep, Strep. Then the next day I took Isaiah and Naomi in to get checked - since what are the odds that one will get it without passing it on to the others. Naomi had it too. But the Dr. put all 3 kids on antibiotics just to be sure. Then last night I started feeling it. Luckily, my OBGYN knows and trusts me and all it took was a phone call to him this morning and he phoned in a prescription for me. So this afternoon I will be making my third trip to the pharmacy in three days to pick up the exact same prescription, with just a new name on it.

Meanwhile, Richard is speaking at another conference all this weekend and hasn't really been around since yesterday afternoon (not to really be seen again until Saturday night). Usually when Richard is gone all day like that I do some major playdates or shopping or something. But since we're all one big germ-ball, no playdates for us this weekend. At least I know I get a break on Saturday afternoon. My MIL is coming to stay with the kids for a couple of hours while I go to a mission-companions wedding shower.

This is seeming a little whiney. I didn't mean it that way. I'm really OK. I'm just updating.

Tonight we're venturing out, germ-ball's or not, to Naomi's school. They are doing an "Art Show" of work the kids have been doing all year. (The kids will have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours by then so it should be OK.) Naomi is super excited about it, and I can't wait to gush over her. Kids need a good gushing every now and again, ya know?


erica said...

gush big! i've been thinking about how important that is lately.

sorry about the strep kick. i'm glad you're all on drugs now.

Elieson Family said...

Strep is ALL OVER THE PLACE here in the states. Or at least here where we are! Good grief, we've had it a ton here too - sorry you're down with it. And being sick when the kids are sick, yuck!
I'm sick. I've got all the symptoms of flu (fever, aches, fatigue etc.) but wonder if I've just got mastitis. Hope you get better soon!

Rebecca said...

ugh. does not sound like fun. I hope you all start feeling better soon!

Spencer, Kami, James and Madelynn said...

I am so sorry about the yuckiness :( No fun at all. Let me know when you guys are feeling better and we can do a playdate!

When we have people over, they always comment on Naomi's drawing of her and James and how amazing it is. She is a very talented little artist! Have a fun time at the art show and I am glad you're getting a bit of a break with your mother in law. Mothers are great :) Let me know if there is anything I can do to help, especially if you and Richard need a night off!