Yep, I'm here to complain about my kids getting sick. I know this is the season for illnesses and that kids in daycares get a sick alot and that they pass around germs, but it's starting to stress me out.
My son said he had a sore throat this morning, so I took his temp and he was 97.1. Then I felt to see if his nodes were swollen and looked to see if he throat was red. Nothing. He had had the sniffles in the days prior, so I assumed he had drainage from cold that was irritating his throat.
I take him to school and tell him to tell his teacher if he felt anything else hurting. At 3:40 I get a call that his temp was 102.7 at 3:15, so I go to pick him up. He is running around, shouting, and jumping when I get there and asking me what we are having for dinner as usual and begging to eat some of his Valentines candy, so he isn't acting very sick.
I take him straight home and his temp is 98.7. That I don't get--it's like a five minute drive home, so in less than an hour with no interventions his temp dropped.
Anyway, I was suppossed to go to OB clinical tommorrow and have a presentation ready and as of now, it isn't typed up although I know what to say, just wanted something on paper.
I was gonna call a sitter, but the service I use will end up costing $100 for emergency care and everyone I know is in the nursing progrm awith me, so no sitters there.
So, I call his doctor and get a receptionist that says I need to leave the nurse a message and she will call back and tell me if he needs to be seen otherwise next appointments next week. Next week I have a test and I can't take him back to school till I have a doc's note. So, I take him to the ER ( I know, I know) and get the lecture on how I should have went to my primary doctor ( they didn't call back for two hours).
So, he is diagnosed with a viral URI ( like I already knew it was) not strep like the daycare is always afraid of ( I know they have a reason to worry believe me).
Basically, I'm a little conflicted now with my son's not feeling well and my going to climical.
I fed him dinner and he wolfed it down and then has been playing all evening. The nurse said it was up to me if I wanted to send him to school and the note she gave me says that he's "excused" from school till 2/15/07, so I asked her to change it and she mared through it and it says "excused 2/14/07 to 2/14/07 and she signed it, so I hope the daycare takes it.
He still has no fever and no other signs and I still wonder why my thermometer ALWAYS says something differne than theirs and I have two digital ones and one is brand new.
I know this sound silly, but the closer I get to the end of school, the more I worry and I usually am very cool- headed.
I just have it in my mind that I'll miss tomorrow and it'll be the catalyst that gets me put out of school ( silly huh?).
I know I can take him to school and see how he does, but that worries me too.
It is really stressful being a single parent.
Somebody shoot me.