Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Well, there is a bit of good and a bit of bad and a bit of ugly to report today. I'll start with the good though.
I finally got the pictures of Boo drawing downloaded off the camera and up onto Flickr. Go take a peek at all of them, it's too cute.
At this early stage of the game it looks like he may be preferring his left hand to his right. He'll draw with both, eat with both and play with things with both. Although, if you just put him in front of something, more often than not he'll start with the left hand. This may be due to the fact that when he's trying to figure something out he's got his right fingers shoved in his mouth, but maybe not. It really is way too early to tell.
The bad is the fact that we're going on day 2 of a fever. I'm not sure if I said this Monday, but over the weekend he'd had some "diaper issues". Not too bad, but not his normal. Monday morning he was a bit cranky, but Gak figured it was because of some diaper rash after the weekend. Monday he was happy boy at day care (GrammaSue had a dentist appointment). He was a bit cranky when we first got home, but that's because he'd had a messy diaper and needed a change. We read a book or two on the couch and he actually fell asleep in my lap for about a half hour. I can't remember the last time he did that.
By the time we went and picked up Gak (Ed couldn't make War again...) I decided that my boy was decidedly warm. I'd thought it was because he'd been sitting in my lap, but he was still warm by the time we got home from the store. Yep, he had a fever of about 102. I gave him some Tylenol, a little yogurt and off to bed. He slept through the night quite well.
Yesterday morning he was still feverish. Therefore, no day care for the boy. I went in for the morning and came home at lunch so Gak could go to work. His temp was back to normal by the time I got home, but went back up again after a 2-hour nap. More Tylenol and more sleep later his fever is back down to just barely warm.
Unfortunately, he woke up this morning with a 101 or 102 temp. Therefore, I'll be leaving work at lunch again today. If he's still this way tomorrow morning, I'm calling the doctor. He has no other symptoms other than being tired. But I expect that with a fever. I'm hoping it's just teeth. He's never had a fever with teeth before, but there's a first for everything.
The ugly right now is the ceiling in the bathroom. Yes, I actually do have a ceiling now! That's the good part. The ugly is the fact that they have to come back today and tomorrow to do the spackling and finish work. The other ugly is that even though I like the new drop ceiling in the stairway, it's a bit close for me now, let alone Gak. Oh, and we got new lights for both the bathroom and the entrance hall.

But, I'd better get back to work, I'm trying to debug a report, but I thought I'd better give an update too.

Peace to all and may the good outweigh the bad and the ugly.


Flauta Mom said...

I know it is hard to do, but if the fever is the only symptom and he is otherwise fine, don't give him the tylenol and let the fever run its course. Now if there is pain, give him the meds. Let his little body fight of the evil germies.

I hope he gets better soon


Addey said...

He only had a few, very spaced out doses of Tylenol... and... the fever was gone by the time I got home this afternoon and so far it's stayed that way... I think his last dose of Tylenol was around 9 this morning? Anyhow, unless something major happens overnight, he's going to daycare tomorrow. (I'm somewhat rejoicing at that because it means he's healthy and trying to work with him wanting to play all afternoon was painful.)