It’s been the week of the sick kid here. I usually just write about fun stuff, and I thought I should write about the more un-fun parts sometimes too! This was definitely an un-fun week (for the most part – there were still some happy moments).
Davey got sick on Tuesday. First he had just a mild fever and cold symptoms, but then his fever kept climbing. He’d never had a temp of over 102, so when it hit 103.6, I was a nervous wreck. I know I shouldn’t have been. The pediatrician said she doesn’t really get concerned until it hits 105! I know the fever was helping his body battle whatever viral thing had him, but he was so lethargic and felt just terrible.
Wednesday he didn’t move, and all he wanted was for us to read Holes to him. So David and I took turns all day long and read it to him. We finished it Wednesday evening. That was a pretty nice way to spend the day, but it of course would have been better had he not been so sick. It took his mind off feeling bad though I think. That evening we watched the movie Holes. I have always thought it was one of the better movie adaptations of a book. There were a couple of parts where he covered his eyes and ears, but for the most part it was a great movie which he enjoyed.
We took him to the doctor Wednesday, and he didn’t even want to walk. I carried him in and held him on my lap while we waited for the doctor. He was so lethargic and feeling so lousy, but he said “Thanks for taking such good care of me”. Such a sweet kid.
Thank goodness that on Thursday, Davey was back! He spoke more words in the first 10 minutes after he woke up then he’d probably spoken the entire day on Wednesday. He still had some fever and wasn’t eating, but he was so much better.
Then I got the bug. I had my turn of not moving for most of the afternoon and night, but today thankfully, I am feeling better as well.
We went and picked up some school work. He told me that he was missing Math. That kid loves math. Now we are in his room, and he is playing with his pokemon guys. He is eating a little today. Thank goodness he is feeling better!
He’s not real thrilled about a picture here. He was totally in imagination/pretend mode.
I’m so glad he is feeling better. That crazy virus that was going around was scary! Hope you will be feeling better soon too.
I think I would have totally lost it with his thank you. REALLY! How many kids are that aware of what their parents do for them. You have a very special, and thoughtful, boy. Hugs, D