I haven't posted in awhile. Well, for some people Sunday 'til Friday without posting isn't that long, but for me it is. I've had a sick child this week who missed 3 days of school due to fever. She hasn't really felt too bad, but the fever causes her to need to miss school.
We already had a doctor's appointment scheduled because of her frequent complaints about headaches. The fever was also on our list of topics while we were there. After getting a Zrytec prescription (possible allergies causing the headaches) and a "viral" explanation (which I hate) for the fever, we left with a doctor's excuse for missing school and a "Come back Monday if the fever's still there." She has felt cooler today. I've decided I'm not even going to take her temperature anymore unless she feels really hot or feels really bad because I found myself taking it too often and driving myself crazy. Each thermometer would say something different and each time it would say something different even if it was just moments later.
Out of curiosity, what kind of thermometer do you rely on most often? (for a 5 year old & an 18 month old) What do you really consider a "stay at home" temperature....anything above 98.6 or do you allow for a little higher? When I asked, he said, "If it's above 101, no school." So does that mean if it's 99.5 or 100, she could still go? She had around 99.8 Wednesday night so we kept her home Thursday because of the "24 hours fever free" rule. She ran around 99.4, 99.5 part of that day. Thursday night, it shot up to 101.6 around 10:30 so that ruled out school again for today. *sigh* It about broke our hearts yesterday morning when she cried about wanting to go to school. I'm so thankful for a child who loves learning & her school so much, but it's heartbreaking to not let her go when she basically felt fine.
I've been tagged by Hope. This is just an interesting little thing to do. It was fun to go back through some of the old posts I've written. It didn't take much brain power and time and that's the kind of post I needed right now.
1. Go into your archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag 7 other people to do the same.
Here is my sentence:
*He is so sweet about writing little notes and sending me e-cards so I have special things to read while he's at work.
This is from our "Anniversary post."
Here are the people I tag:
3.) Tracy (TMK)
6.) Mandy (MDM)