• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 165 (Sick Kids)

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    Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  3.00 miles;  Running Total: 97.52 miles)

    Day 165 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    Hannah spent the day on the couch, not feeling well.  She complained of a headache.  I noticed she had a stuffy nose, too, and wasn’t very interested in eating.  And she was weepy, too.

    Another sure sign she wasn’t feeling well.

    Connor spent the day in a room far away from Hannah in case she had strep throat.  He wasn’t feeling great either.  He had a nasty cough of the phlegmy variety.

    I spent the day avoiding both of them as much as possible, and scrubbing my hands when I couldn’t avoid them.

    We went to the doctor in the afternoon.  It took almost an hour and a half to go the 12 miles to the doctor’s office.  Thank you holiday mall traffic.

    Taking sick kids to the doctor is like taking a broken car to a mechanic.

    The rattling noise your dashboard makes, the one that’s been driving you crazy for weeks, will stop the second you pull into the shop.

    And two children who laid around all day feeling crappy will lose all symptoms of illness the second you step into a doctor’s office.

    The doctor tested both of them for strep before peering down their throats and into their ears.

    When the doctor asked, “Hannah, do you still have a headache?” the answer was, of course, no.

    When the doctor asked Connor to cough he said, “I don’t have to cough right now.”

    Luckily the doctor believed me anyway.

    Today’s silver lining:  Sinus infections and a round of antibiotics for both, but no strep throat.

    Yaaay cold and flu season.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.

    xoxo,
    Meghan

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3 Responsesso far.

  1. Tina says:

    Sick on Christmas is no fun. Hope the medication kicks in fast.

  2. wendy says:

    Thank you Lord Jesus, they don’t have strep! I’m sorry they aren’t feeling well.

  3. Cindy Smith says:

    Murphy’s Law of Grandparenting #1376 – If you are up all night with a feverish, screaming and miserable child, his symptoms will disappear the moment parents come into view.

    I know this for a fact. Joshua was sick and running fever from the Monday evening thru the Tuesday afternoon before Christmas while he was with us. Kept me up because he was coughing and miserable and needed his Gi Gi (always willing to give hugs and hold him when needed, of course!). No energy, terribly runny nose, cough and like most sick 2-year olds, needing lot’s of attention. Until Mommy & Daddy came to pick him up. He started running around like a crazy boy, then started to collapse so they rushed to do their one or two quick errands and get him at which time he seemed to be just fine and was just fine the next day!

    He was fine and I was SICK! I stopped to rest a few minutes while decorating and watching It’s A Wonderful Life. Told Thomas that I didn’t feel so good. Almost 3 hours later I woke up and definitely didn’t feel good and still don’t feel so great now that’s it is time to go back to work.

    Glad to hear the kiddos didn’t have strep!!!

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