Mason was home sick again last Friday–his fever returned during nap time at school on Thursday and his teacher called me at work to come pick him up a little early. I hate getting those phone calls, I always feel a little frantic, like I can’t get to school fast enough. It’s incredibly stressful knowing that he’s hurting and I’m not immediately there. That night, he threw up after dinner from coughing so hard. I panicked and called the doctor because I’ve very allergic to the antibiotic Mason is taking for his ear infection, and I was afraid he was having an allergic reaction. Since he didn’t have a rash she said that his cough was most likely the culprit. Apparently kids his age often vomit from coughing, who knew? Nightmare!
Bug was still dragging Friday and didn’t feel like eating very much. When I took him to the doctor’s earlier that week, she said his throat looked raw (in addition to the ear infection), so I let him be peckish all day. He seemed interested in yogurt when I served it –and while eating it, he made a tremendous mess. In fact, I removed his shirt at the same time I cleared the dishes from his tray because it had all gotten so out of control (right). A mess like that generally freaks me out, but I let it go. He was having so much fun after feeling so crummy for several days, how could I possibly break that up?
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