So this last week, I've spent with SICK KIDS!! The part I hate more than anything about being a MOM!! It started out with Thomas running a fever of 102.4 and it stayed fairly constant for three days. The fever was gone after the third day but then a red rash has covered his body, not sure what it is though. So Heidi also started to get sick while Thomas was sick, and her fever was running about 102 as well. This sickness caused her to throw up for one whole day. Poor thing. She camped out on the living room couch and slept and laid there for about two days. Her illness also caused her to be sick for about three days. She is now feeling much better but before she was all better Ethan came down with it too!! He was running a fever of 102 also!! His part I hate the worst!! He's so fussy, doesn't sleep well, and his appetite (as well as the other two) was gone!! He can't tell me where he hurts, he can't say hold me, like the others did. It's so straining on a mom!! Especially me. He seems to be doing a little better, but I can't tell because he also has three teeth that are coming in, two of which are molars on the top. OUCH!!
I did actually take him into the doctor and the dr. said that this wasn't strep after doing the rapid test in the office. But his throat did look NASTY, and that all three kids probably had the same thing it just brought out different symptoms in them.
Ethan was so much easier to console when he was a little baby, now it's more difficult. So I would have to say that I really hate this part more than anything else, about being a MOM.
Today is also the last day of school for Kaylee and Katherine, I'm EXCITED. And yes -- I'm not sure if I'm completely serious about saying that or not. I know I'll enjoy it for the first two weeks or so and then I'll be ready for them to get back. Maybe there could be some advantages to having year round school. But of course, my kids don't go to one. So I'll probably never know.