An Interesting Week...
6:30 AM. Jaz got to go to daycare super early so she could ride the bus to school. She loves riding any bus so it was a treat for her to do so. She was giggly and all smiles!
2:15 PM - I get a call from the school nurse stating she has a fever of 102.3. Whaaaat?!
2:30 PM - I arrive at the school. Her fever is now at 103.0. Again - whaaaat?!
Made a few calls.
3:20 PM - We're waiting to be seen by the pediatrician.
4:00 PM - She's given Tylenol.
4:30 PM - Dr. Ramsay believes she has a nasty sinus infection.
Thick, yellowy drainage. She prescribes medicine.
Jaz can't leave until her fever is below 100.
Dr. Ramsay 'prefers' she waits until Thursday
to return to school but says she can go back Wednesday
if she doesn't have a fever.
There goes Jaz's perfect attendance for the year.
4:35 PM - Jaz is given a Pedialyte popsicle.
4:36 PM - Jaz is NOT pleased with Pedialyte popsicle.
4:45 PM - Jaz is ok to go home.
7:00 PM - $111.75 for all her medicine.
Yes, I have insurance.
Yes, that's how much it still cost.
Jaz's Mama was not pleased.
Nana came to the rescue - once again!
Got home. Only ate half a bowl of noodles.
Took a quick shower. Got a full body massage.
She's been getting these Johnson& Johnson
Bedtime Lotion massages since birth, literally.
I created a monster, I know.
Went to sleep in Mama's bed, instantly.
Woke up Tuesday morning.
Fever was 101.1.
Went to Denny's. She demolished her breakfast.
Woo woo! Appetite was restored.
Laid around watching tv most of the day.
Took a nap. Had a PB&J sandwich for lunch.
CranPomStrawberry (homemade, thank you VERY much) popsicles
and plenty of water and apple juice throughout the day.
Came time for dinner. I made spaghetti, her favorite.
She had about 3 bites and said she was full.
Bedtime rolled around.
She tossed and turned and was a FURNACE!
This morning rolls around, she states she feels ok.
Fever was 102.2 at 6:45am.
I started making calls and sending emails
stating neither of us would be at work/school again today.
Side Note: Yesterday, around the time school let out,
her daycare director called me to see why
Jaz didn't get on the bus after school.
I'd forgotten to call and let them know!
On the other hand, one of the reasons why
I love her daycare so much is because they
actually CARE about the well being
of all their students. She said she'd let me
go so she could call the bus driver to confirm
Jaz wasn't at school.
La Petite Academy. Class Act!
Back to this morning.
Dr. Ramsay's nurse called to check on Jaz (how awesome is that?!).
Informed her she had the 102.2 fever.
She said that was no bueno and I needed to bring Jaz back in to check on that.
Soooo back to the doctor's office we'll go at 3:00 this afternoon.
Sponsored, this time, by her Great Grandparents.
These co-pays and medications are no joke!
And this is where we are as of now.
Her fever was down to 99.9 a few minutes ago! Yay!
Even slyly recorded Jaz this morning as she had laughing fit while watching Beethoven.
Interesting week, indeed...
Single parenthood is no joke.
It definitely takes a village.
I'd like a hug and about 12 hours to sleep.
But, alas, gotta keep it movin'!
*sips 3rd cup of coffee*