Friday, March 6, 2009

Everybody

Every single child in my house is sick right now. Honestly it's absolutely insane around here. My hopes for a nice and relaxing weekend to enjoy the beautiful almost summerlike weather and get caught up on things is looking like a dream that I concocted one night during my couple of hours of sleep.

Rewind to Wednesday:Lucas had a two hour delay for school from the snow that we got Sunday night. He went to school perfectly fine but when he got home he was crying with his ear. He'd had a cough for the last two days but I thought it was just a cold. I took him to the urgent care as soon as he got home because there was no way I was going to be able to get him into the doctors office that late in the day. He had an ear infection...so three hours and $200 later we were back home. This is also the last of two days that Jacob stayed in bed with a headache.

Thursday: Jacob started with a cough although his head was apparently feeling better. Allie started getting fussy during the day and was running a low grade fever. She wasn't sleeping very much and only took one nap during the day. When it was time for her to eat dinner I got two bites down her before everything in her stomach came up. Of course all of this was right after her bath. I actually got her down for bedtime pretty easily and she slept relatively well for the night.

Friday: Lucas is improving although he still has a cough. Allie is still running a fever when we get up,has a cough and a runny nose. Caleb got up very sluggish and only wanting to lay around for a few hours...he wasn't interested at all in eating asn as you all know Caleb ALWAYS eats! Jacob was laying around on the couch and started complaining that his legs hurt. He couldn't walk...I mean literally couldn't walk. When I tried to get him to stand up he trembled,cried and fell to the ground. So off we head to the doctor at lunchtime. We think that Allie has a virus along with teething. They gave Jacob a strep test although the automatic one that they get back in the office came up negative..they're still sending it to the lab. He has a rash on his tummy and our doctor said she was shocked that his strep test didn't come back positive. She gave motrin and we sat in the office for almost an hour. We have to go back Monday for a recheck..if the strep comes back positive then we have to talk meds(you all know the story with Jacob and meds) and if it comes back negative..then we're off for bloodwork,auto immune disease panel and xrays. This is the second time that Jacob has had muscle/joint problems. The first time the doctor said that he had a type of arthritis that is associated with a virus...every single one of his joints hurt and was swollen. Now Caleb still isn't eating like he normally does so he's in and out as far as playing goes. I'm almost wondering if he might have strep too so if he hasn't improved by Monday I might have them do a swab of his throat also. Right now Jacob is on Motrin around the clock..Caleb's on it to keep a fever down and him feeling halfway normal,Allie's on it to keep her fever manageable and happy and of course Lucas is on antibiotic and cough medicine.

Geez!!!! So much for a relaxing weekend! Honestly I just want to sit and catch up with everyone but it's not looking promising right now. I'll get to it though..I promise!

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

Good grief. I hope everyone gets better quick!!

McCrakensx4 said...

Oh, I am so sorry. It is no fun being sick or taking care of sick babies! Hoping and praying that everyone gets well and soon! Take care

momstheword said...

Oh your poor kids and poor tired mommy! My son had scarlet fever once (that's just strep throat with a rash, and they can treat it nowadays with antiobiotics, so no big deal). It sure is the cold and flu season!

Holly said...

Wow, that sucks that everybody is sick at once! It always seems to happen that way though. :(
I hope your family is back to normal soon! :)

Lori said...

oh no! hope everyone feels 10 times better and soon!!

He And Me + 3 said...

No promises needed...you take care of your family and don't worry about us. I will be send prayers your way and big Air (HUGS) too. I know how it is when you have more than one child sick at a time...no fun. Lay low and keep them all medicated. LOL Kidding of course, but try and rest.

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

Hang in there, dear! I hope eveyone gets better soon. :)

Julie said...

Oh no! I hope everyone feels better very soon! Definitely not a relaxing weekend...

When everyone is better, I have an award waiting for you on my blog.

Stacy said...

Goodnes! I was slacking in my blog reading all weekend:( Hope everyone is starting to improve by this morning.

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Oh no! I hope everyone gets better soon!