There’s this strange virus going around where you get fever for 5 or so days. Not a gastro, not really a “flu”…just a virus you have to wait out. Well let me tell you, I can’t wait for it to get out! Jakob woke up last Wed with 102 fever. It seemed gone Thursday morning but was back before lunch, and in full swing by bedtime (even after a round of Tempra). I brought the boys to the doctor on Friday to be checked- Jakob for the 48hrs of fever, and Henri ‘cus he had finished meds for an ear infection 1 week prior and was starting to be cranky and wake at night, and I wanted to make sure the infection hadn’t come back. We saw the same doctor who had diagnosed Henri with the ear infection, and she said he might be coming down with the same thing Jakob had, and if either of them had fever in another 2 days to bring them back. And that they are seeing a lot of this virus. And that it was contagious as long as the fever was there. We brought them home, and by bedtime Henri now also had 102 fever.
This meant that we had to do our New Years’ Eve plans in shifts so one of us could be home with the kids. It was a little awkward, but it worked out in the end and both of us were able to see our friends, enjoy a great meal in good company, and then still be together in time for a midnight kiss.
They both still had fever this morning, so since it has been another 48 hrs I brought them back to the clinic. Luckily we saw the same doctor again (I don’t know if she’s new so stuck on “emergency duty”, but she’s really sweet and great with the kids). No ear infections, and their lungs sound good, so we still assume it’s the same virus. If Jakob still has fever in 2 days, though, making it 6 days long, he’ll probably have to go for a chest xray to make sure there’s no pneumonia. He’s not really coughing, but apparently a lingering fever is a symptom of pneumonia, even when you don’t hear anything in their chest with a stethoscope.
I’m going to pop in another disk of season 1 of Buffy and try to finish my KP pattern. I’ve got the bulk of it done and even the finishing, but there are 2 little “bits” that I need to quickly sketch and knit, and then it is ready to photograph. Nothing like starting off a new year clearing things off your plate! (Let’s pretend for a moment that I don’t have a ton of OTHER things still on the plate).
I forgot to mention that I got a photo of those dog sweaters being modeled:
I have no clue which dog is which, though I think Chopsy was the one with the narrower distance between front legs, so that would be Chopsy in the back and Tofu in front.