Saturday, May 9, 2009

Not That There is Ever a Good Time to be Sick...

FiFi is my kid who always seems to get sick. It starts like this, perfectly fine, and then bam high fever and not really any other symptoms. She obviously has a weak immune system but they have done tests and can't find anything wrong. As soon as it seems really bad, it takes a break for awhile. My husband thinks we may be on Mystery Diagnosis in 10 years from now. I usually wait out the fever for 3 or 4 days when I finally break down and take her to the doctor almost certain they are going to tell me it is a virus and there is nothing they can do. She has had strep several times in the past 2 years and 1 ear infection so my trips to the doctor are not always in vain though they mostly are.

Friday FiFi comes home from school acting fine. All of sudden, bam 103 fever. I give her Motrin. She sleeps through dinner. Wakes up acting fine. I call Motrin the child wonder drug because it can make a very sick child appear completely fine for hours at a time. I know it is only masking the symptoms and then I have to wrangle a sick child, acting well, into actually resting. I know how crappy I feel with a fever so I tend to give Motrin if the fever is over 101.

So there is never a good time to be sick. My kids were last sick on spring break. Convenient that they did not miss school. Disappointing that my spring break plans did not come to fruition. FiFi is now sick. It put a wrench in our plans for today but we still had a great day. She also missed her first birthday party in Maryland but she never talked about the kid so she will get over it. Now for the drama. The weather is supposed to be beautiful tomorrow. Low 70's, no chance of rain. We really wanted to go to the beach. It is 3 hours away but I have not been to the beach in 9 months and I am itching to go. Not to mention my kids haven't been in 2 1/2 years.

I tried to convince myself that she was not acting too sick and she would be feeling better later today. Surely by tomorrow she would be well. Now it is 9pm and she once again has a 102.4 fever. Rats! I guess I will not be soaking up the sun and frigid I mean beautiful water. My husband has promised breakfast in bed and that they will dig out my garden while I sit in a chair and watch. Considering the full blown ant warfare (for another post) going on in my house right now I may take my breakfast on the deck instead of in bed. I would hate to get a trail of ants right into my bed. Hubby already had a beautiful arrangement of 2 dozen multi-colored roses and a box of chocolates delivered Friday for Mother's Day so I think he is off the hook but someone doing my yard work while I watch may come in a close second to a day at the beach.
Happy Mother's Day! I hope you have a great day!


Jen said...

That is terrible that she is always sick. I hope that she gets better soon.
Happy Mother's Day.

Amy Clary said...

I'm sorry she's not feeling well. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Your roses are gorgeous.