Monday, July 19, 2010

A Summer Bug

Unfortunately this is not a fun colorful, fuzzy bug that my little boy has picked up. It is a little coughing, snot producing, feverish kid of bug.

Last Wednesday Jack woke up with a fever of 101. Not too serious and easily controled with Tylenol or Motrin, but it lasted for 3 days. All he wanted to do all week was sit on my lap and watch Caillou over and over and over again. So painful for Mommy (watching Caillou, not the snuggling - that I enjoyed). By Saturday morning he finally broke his 3 day fast with a big waffle and a request to watch Mickey Mouse so I thought he had turned the corner and was on the mend, but come Sunday he stopped eating again and began coughing and requesting Caillou, so that's where we are again today. Throughout the week he's been drinking lots of milk and will eat some watermelon and occasionally a bite or two of food so he's not totally starving or dehydrated or I would have called the doctor, but he's definitely lost some junk in his trunk, poor kid. I'm dying to take him out swimming or to the park or something to get us out of the house to enjoy the summer and interact with people, but alas, here we sit - me, Jack, and dreadful Caillou.

I am grateful that he is doing fine though, especially considering how many of our heart buddies are in the hospital right now. (We're thinking about you McKay, Teagan G, and Mariska!) Hopefully just a few more days of rest and he'll be able to shake this darn bug.

8 comments:

Kyle and Alli said...

Oh no. Isn't summer supposed to be the germ free fun time??! I hope that Jack gets better soon so that you can shut off Caillou and get back to playing!

Heather said...

I'm sorry Jack is so sick and that you are being tortured by Caillou. That ranks right up there with Barney for me. ;-) I hope he feels better soon so we can do some serious playing next week! But thank goodness he is home and uncomfortable instead of seriously ill in the hospital. Love you all.

The Petersen Family said...

Ugh, I HATE Caillou. He is SO whiny! But here is my tried and true solution to having to watch kids shows over and over again. Read a book- I never watch them any more but still get the cuddle time and can monitor what is going on. Hope Jack feels better soon.

Erin said...

Poor little guy. It's no fun to be sick. Nothing like the same annoying show over and over. I hope it goes away soon!
Love you.

Becky said...

I'm sorry Aimee. It's no fun when they're sick. I hope he feels better soon.

One Happy Heart Family said...

So sorry I thinks it's still crazy out there. We are confined and am kind of glad we are! No more worries about the what if's.

Oh man Caillou I feel your pain!!! I do NOT like that show. It's so whiney and long and well overwhelming for the 15th time!!! Hope Jack gets feeling better soon!!!

The Whitaker Family said...

Is he better now? Sure hope so-- your own baby being sick is so sad...

Becca said...

We spent a night in the hospital with probably a simalar bug last week. Not fun for these kiddos. I hope he is feeling better now.

Becca-Ellie's mom