Monday, October 4, 2010

A Rainy Day AND a Fever, Really?

I left my son with my husband and went to a friend's house yesterday afternoon to watch a little torture porn.  Okay, it wasn't technically billed as such, but it is a good description of the most compelling scenes of the movie.  Do yourself a favor, save 2 1/2 hours of your life and skip The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  It is too long, too dry, and they really don't do a good job making you give a rip about any of the characters.  Even the resolution at the end is terribly unsatisfying.  Additionally, it's all subtitled.  I kinda feel like if I'm going to take 2 1/2 hours to read a movie, I might as well read the book and get a better experience.  Whatever.

Anyway, I thought that my son felt a little warm when I returned home.  But my husband was cooking and the house felt warm too.  The boy ate a hearty dinner so I thought he must feel fine.

He woke up twice before my husband and I even went to bed.  Not a good sign, but he did have to use the toilet, so I wrote it off as too many fluids before bedtime.  I could tell that his temperature was slightly elevated when he woke up the third time, around 1:30 am.  He went potty and returned to his bed without complaint.  At around 2:30 or 3:00 (my mind starts to get a little fuzzy at this point), the kiddo woke again.  He was hot, he was upset, and he wasn't going back to sleep.  I have no idea how long he stayed up, but I think it was a little over an hour.

His fever appeared gone this morning, but I could tell something is wrong besides being tired.  His appetite has been off all day.  He's been either clingy and quiet or clingy and screamy.  Every now and then he offers vague complaints about "boo-boos."  Just before naptime, the fever returned. 

Have I mentioned that it is a rainy day here at my house?  A rainy day as in rain is my kryponite.  So I've been cooped up in the house all day with a potentially contagious and sickly toddler. 

Tell me again why SAHMs don't qualify for hazard pay?? 

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