Sunday, April 20, 2008
Can We Dodge the Inevitable? (Update)
Update: The little boy only ended up coming down with a cold. By this morning, he was at play group. So, my worries are less. Though, I'm still anticipating the sniffles and, possibly, fevers.
Yesterday, we went to the Oceanarium. After two-months of colds and stomach bugs, we finally are pictures of perfect health!
For now. Friday, we visited with a family we hadn't seen in a month or more. At one point, I caught Lila drinking out of a sippy cup that wasn't hers. My thought was, "Well, cold and flu season is over. I shouldn't worry too much."
I forgot all about our trip to Germany in two weeks. Forgot all about how crazy I became a couple weeks ago when I was picking up one runny poop accident after another. No, I just let sweet Lila drink off that cup. I mean, by the time I grabbed it out of her hand, she had already chugged half of the water in it anyway.
Flash forward several hours after we got home and I checked my email: "I had to put "G" to bed early tonight because he is acting sick. I hope he doesn't get up too early in the morning!"
Flash back to yesterday morning, "Yup, our little guy has a fever, runny nose and won't eat or drink a thing."
OH MY GOODNESS!!!! We've just got over all that crap!!! I CANNOT do another trip with sick kids!!!
There is nothing I can do. I immediately pulled out our echinacea immune boosters. But, who knows if that will work. The mother hasn't gotten back to me (we're trying to plan a day-trip for next weekend) so I'm assuming he's really sick. Great. Great. Great. All I can do is hope this is something we've already had. Doubt it.
DH thinks I worry too much and that we'll all be fine! I hope his positive thoughts rub off onto all of us and keep us healthy! In the mean time, I'm enjoying my healthy girls and trying to come up with a plan of attack for traveling with sick kids. Tickets are non-refundable. We have to go. Maybe this will be one of those times during which I lose sleep and worry about the virus germs multiplying in my girls' bodies and then, thankfully, after all the worry, nothing happens...