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On the mend?

Went to see the doctor today, both Sprout and I. They could find nothing wrong with Sprout but want to see her again on Sunday to make sure that all is well.  This morning she woke up at 8:00 a.m. with 41.4°C /106°F (the numbers we've been struggling with for the past three days), but she was fine all day until 5:30 p.m., when she started complaining about being cold. We put her to bed with a slight fever of 38.4°C/101°F. I say slight because after those other temperatures 38-something-degrees feels quite manageable.

As for me, I'm coughing a bit and have a throat that is not exactly sore, more irritated.  I'm tired, tired, tired. From my own gunk, for sure, but mostly from caring for a sick kid around the clock.* Anyhow, I'm not as "lucky" as Sprout, for the doctor said I likely have a bacterial infection. I asked for a throat swab before being prescribed something. I'll get the results on Sunday. I hope to be feeling better by then.

Just so you know, I've kept up with my flist, but guys and gals, I just don't have the energy to respond.  My brain feels like mush.  This makes me especially sorry in regards to cafenowhere's excellent posts on Writing Latin@ Characters Well, the latest of which is here. I want to converse--I really do--but all I would be able to manage is muffledy mumbledy garble.

Soon, I hope to have more brain cells at my disposal...

*That is not to say that I've been doing it all alone--J is a great help, except when he is working since his shifts are 24 hrs long, as was the case yesty and last night--but when Sprout is sick, like many kids, I think, she just wants her momma.


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Nov. 21st, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
Lets hope for the getting well soon!

My kids used to have high temperatures, so anything below 40 C I can accept, but 41 C would make me worry.

Then again, as small children my kids were able to bear such high temperatures better. My now 27 year son was having temperature over 40 C this autumn and he was bearing it so much worse and I was much more worried than when he was small.

Still - he asked for his cat right after asking for me and after I had given him some water and medicine, the cat took over the nursing duty :)
Nov. 25th, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
I imagine that with kid 2 we will be a bit more relaxed, but parenting sure is scary work when the wee ones are ill.
Nov. 21st, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
Hope you both get better soon!
Nov. 25th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
thank you. If I could just kick this achy throat, which is whispering "Infection!" at me, I would feel a lot better...
Nov. 22nd, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
I do hope you are both on the mend!
Nov. 25th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
Slowly, slowly. At least S is sleeping better, which means I'm sleeping better.
Nov. 24th, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
106???? 106??? Shoot girl, that's one hell of a fever!

I'm so worried about you, both of you. Her with the fever, you with the bacterial infection. Augghhh, I wish there was something concrete I could do.
Nov. 25th, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
At least it hasn't been above 104 for the past two days. The doc said it was viral and should be over with tomorrow. Fingers crossed. I'll get my lab results tomorrow, too.
Nov. 25th, 2013 03:37 pm (UTC)
Hope both of you feel better soon!
Nov. 25th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
LOL, great icon
Tomorrow will be two weeks since we came down with our respective forms of crud. I hope to a marked improvement upon waking. Two weeks is definitely enough, thanks. :P
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