Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sick, Sick, Sick

This can be interpreted a few different ways. First, you could look at it in terms of Eli being sick three times since being in daycare for 3 weeks, yikes! Or, you could know that all three members of our tiny family have been hit this week/weekend with sickness.

We got our first 'sick call' 3 days into school. He had a fever, had to go home, and couldn't return for at least 24 hours. The second sickness came this week....(so, YES, we went a whole week without illness, round of applause please!). I picked him up on Wednesday and had been told that my little man threw up twice in the late afternoon. Shortly after we arrived home, I got my first 'real mom moment' when the poor guy threw up all over me, after walking in the door. A few hours later, Keith got the first 'real dad moment' when the same thing happened to him. So, he stayed home on Thursday and went back on Friday. Well, it was around Friday afternoon that I suddenly got a little lightheaded and ill feeling. Not to much longer after that, I had the full blown stomach bug. Meanwhile, Keith has been battling a scratchy throat/head cold all week.

In the grand finale of it all Eli, Keith, and I all ended up being laid up in bed this entire weekend (despite having birthday plans to celebrate Keith's big 2-8). Eli woke up this morning (Sunday) with a major fever and continued to fight it all day long. He has been very lethargic and just wanting to lounge around the bed. The plus side? He is extra cuddly and sweet! He has spent all weekend laying all over us and holding us so is sick and selfish of me, but I am enjoying that part. So, after a full day of vegging, it came to a climax with another major sick episode. This one was a lot more 'major' than the rest, and nearly caused a chain reaction (I will refrain from more details). So, this evening the fever seems to have broke and we are praying that little boy will manage to get some sleep tonight. Us? Well, I am already set-up for a three day weekend in order to take him to the doctor tomorrow, Gammie (my mom) has Tuesday covered, and Keith may take some of the rest of the week (if not all). Looks like he is going to be 'out of school' as much as he has been 'in school' over the last 4 weeks.

Do need to send out a 'Happy Birthday' shout out to Keith! Tuesday, March 29th he will be 28!

So, here are some 'sick pics'. These were taken today. The first one is Eli looking so cute and sad laying in bed. And, the other three are some 'bad dude' 'after sick' bath, and Keith giving him a feel good-cool dude hair do.

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