Friday, September 30, 2011

The season of sickness has begun.

Well, we've had two sick kiddos this past week - and it's still lingering, unfortunately. Asher started with a really stuffy/runny nose and was running a slight fever. I'm pretty sure his throat was bothering him, too, because the first night he wasn't feeling well he woke up crying 3 times before Dusty and I went up to bed, and the third time he was gagging on gunk in his throat. I asked him if he had an owie and if he could show me where it was - he nodded and pointed to his mouth and said "mouf!" Anyway, he's feeling much better now, but was pretty miserable for a while. Poor guy!

Aiden's "cold" (for lack of knowing what it is) seemed about a day behind Asher's, so yesterday in the morning his fever was 100.2, and I wasn't too concerned because he hadn't had any Tylenol yet. Well, later it spiked to 102.8(!) after he had had Tylenol. Cue panic on my part! I'm usually able to stay pretty calm, but neither of the boys has ever had a fever that high. So I brought him to the pediatrician, and long story short, it's nothing - or nothing diagnosable (is that a word? it should be). It never seems to be anything when we bring them in, but I'm glad I did because that fever really had me nervous. He was so pitiful too - red-rimmed, watery eyes, and so lethargic - I mean slumping in his high-chair because he couldn't stay upright. It was HORRIBLE! He's much more himself today, thankfully, but still running a fever. My fingers are just crossed that the stomach flu misses us this year!
I just want them to feel and look this happy all the time!!!
(That's not too much to ask, right?)
I hate when my little tykes are sick, and I wish I could just be the one who feels crappy instead of them - but alas, I have no control over that. I heard Rascal Flatts song "I Won't Let Go" yesterday, and some of those lyrics are sooooo relevant to how I feel about my kiddos, especially when they're sick!

It hurts my heart
To see you cry
I know it’s dark
This part of life
Oh it finds us all
And we’re too small
To stop the rain
Oh but when it rains
I will stand by you
I will help you through
When you’ve done all you can do
And you can’t cope
I will dry your eyes
I will fight your fight
I will hold you tight
And I wont let you fall
Don’t be afraid to fall
I’m right here to catch you
I won't let you down
It won't get you down
You're gonna make it
Yeah I know you can make it

Acutally listening to the song is much better, so here's a link! "I Won't Let Go"

On a Side Note: Asher loves squirrels, and the other day when we were playing outside he saw one at the base of a tree and when it started climbing, he said "Be careful squirrel!" So concerned for creatures great and small. :) Also, there are a couple of recipes I can't wait to try (Boston Cream Pie, Pumpkin Cupcakes, and a few others) and a few recipes I've made, but still have to post. Stay tuned . . . 

1 comment:

  1. I CANNOT BELIEVE how big Asher is getting! Oh my goodness!