Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Flu and pneumonia

I really had no idea. Last week she had sinus drainage. It was all in her head. On Saturday we went to the pet parade. Saturday night she started running fever and it moved into her chest. Sunday she sounded awful and still had fever. The fabulous dr Grigsby got us in at 8:30 Monday morning. I was prepared for bronchitis. We got flu and a touch of pneumonia. I had no clue! He told us to keep her out of school for the week. Excuse me?!? I only get 5 sick days a year. It's only February. I had to make the decision to send her to Winnsboro. For anyone that thinks this is the easy decision, you are wrong. But when your mom is offering to rearrange her life for a week to help you, you do what's easiest for her. I want nothing more than to love on o when she's sick. But I can't afford to use all my sick days in february. She had fever today so we're keeping her home the rest of the week. No since in rushing her back to school when she's not totally over it. She is coming home tomorrow to see her daddy and then I'm taking Friday afternoon off to keep her. I can spare 1/2 a day. I can't spare 5! I know I'm fortunate to have parents that will do this. I know that not everyone has family close by. But that doesn't make it any easier to ship your kid off when she's sick. Trust me.

So o's been recuperating. She's still coughing pretty bad and her fever came back this afternoon. She's on tamiflu, an antibiotic, breathing meds, cough medicine and Tylenol/Motrin as needed for fever. That's a lot of meds!! I talk to her at least 3 times a day and I know she's having a blast. I LOVE the picture updates mom sends. And I tear up every time I talk to her and she tells me she loves me. I cannot wait to get my hands on her.

I swear I packed clothes for her to wear but I guess when you don't leave the house there's no need to get out of your pj's!

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  1. I have sooo been there! I think I cried at least once every day when Em had the flu and stayed with my parents for the week. It was so hard, but we had to keep Sto well! You do what you got to do! :(

  2. I'm so sorry!! Hate having to take my kids to my parents too when they're sick... And they live in Ruston. It's no fun AT ALL, but always remember that you're not the only one and you're still a FANTASTIC mom!! By the way, who only gets 5 sick days?!?! Even teachers get 10 per year!