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April 10, 2005

Mom, MD

That's how it feels sometimes, anyway. Today, I was particularly slow with the diagnosis.

Woke sevenish. Passed back out. Woke on the hour until around eleven, at which point, I refused to sloth in bed any longer, despite the fact that I felt as though I had been sedated.

I puttered much of the day, slowly accomplishing simple goals, such as feeding children and folding laundry, until I eventually noticed that one Miss Priss was demanding most of my attention, while the youngest remained curiously quiet...

Finding him curled up in the lazy boy, looking cherubic, I immediately took his temp. 104. Great.

As he is just recovering from bronchitis, I immediately feared pneumonia and an ER visit. I asked him what hurt. "Nothing."

Motrin it is.

So I cooked a pot of chili, fed kids. Sick one played it in a bit, then developed chills. I tucked him under covers, and went back to the kitchen to pour myself a bowl, stopping short as a wave of nausea perished the thought. And it suddenly hit me that most 4 year olds do not recognize the feeling of nausea until it reaches the level of "I need to throw up!"

Uggh. Good news: He does not have pneumonia; rather, he has a stomach bug. Bad news: So do I.

Within the past hour - as I chatted with my gurl, begging for her company this weekend - I finally managed to choke down a half cup full of oyster crackers flavored with a bit of chili. And I figure, if I can keep this bug in my system for another month or so, perhaps I can actually be rid of that last fifteen pounds without my discipline issues sabotaging the plan.

posted by Key on 01:21 AM | Comments (6)

Poor Key and little boy. You guys have had a run of stuff lately. I certainly hope you feel better very soon.

Take care.

Posted by: Christina at April 10, 2005 01:55 AM

Take care of yourself and make sure you get the rest you need.

Posted by: Jack at April 10, 2005 05:25 AM

Thanks guys! We got lucky this time. It appears to be a 24 hour bug. Little guy has his appetite back and is running all over the house, and I'm going to attempt a meal in about an hour or so...

Posted by: Key at April 10, 2005 12:36 PM

Key you have to love the bugs I've finally got where they don't get me maybe its the 20 years of school. Feel better. See you on Friday. ga and rick

Posted by: ga at April 10, 2005 07:07 PM

Sheeeeeesh...I hope you feel better soon, Key!

Posted by: zonker at April 11, 2005 09:16 PM

Hope ya'll start feeling better, Cat

Posted by: catfish at April 11, 2005 11:34 PM
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