Raining on my parade. Yeah, that’s right. I had a great moms’ night in and was able to relax and kick up my feet and have some girl time. Well, that changed the day after when my son began to run a low fever. He had no other symptoms other than the fact that it was low grade, so I figured it had to be from teething. We go and have dinner at my brother and Megans’ house Saturday night and he was playing just fine, still a low fever so nothing alarming. We go home put Zechariah to sleep, shower and go downstairs to catch up on our shows. Zechariah woke up crying with a slightly higher fever so we continue to keep switching medicine between Motrin and Tylenol and he ends up fighting his sleep throughout the night. Come Sunday morning we decided to go grocery shopping and get it out of the way and as soon as we load the groceries in the car and my husband begins backing up, Zechariah throws up everywhere. Wonderful, right? I get him cleaned up and switch him into his sisters carseat (they spent the weekend with their grandparents) and then we went home. When we get home I feel like he is hotter than I’m comfortable with and sure enough it was 103.2, I instantly messaged my Aunt who is the Nurse for our Pediatrician. We continued giving him medicine and juice and finally it came down to 98.5, thank God we could breathe a little bit. However, we had another rough night with little to no sleep but that’s alright because as long as we made him comfortable that’s all we cared about. Bring on Monday morning, here is the high fever again but this time it was 103.6, again I message my Aunt. She begins to respond immediately asking me questions about him and we realize he has a rash on his belly and stomach, weirdly though his legs were cold (which I was then told is normal). She requests a doctor visit and we have him there a 9:15 a.m. and the verdict.......my baby has strep. GREAT!!!!!! Having 2 other kids in the house with something contagious, that’s awesome. Anyone with a family knows we pass sickness around the house like we are at breakfast passing one piece of bacon around before our mom catches us. It’s never ending for a few weeks, we are a family of five so it takes its’ time to attack us like a ninja. I mean HELLO we are moms’ we aren’t allowed to get sick or the house falls apart. Sorry, I went off on a tangent, back to my son. We got him antibiotics which are working great and we will be giving him those for 10 days, it isn’t contagious anymore. Hallelujah!!!! There is one perk to your kids being sick, snuggles. That’s right, my baby wanted lovins’ and I welcomed it with open arms and lap because that’s where he mostly laid.
Just a little plug Dr. Smith is an amazing Pediatrician and her Nurse Mary is wonderful and being my Aunt, she has NEVER made me feel like a burden when contacting her about any concerns.