Monday, October 29, 2012

The Not-So-Common Cold

Today's post will be short because around here, things have gone from bad to worse.

Cael's fevers just got hotter and more persistent and our 'round the clock Tylenol-Advil-Tylenol routine wasn't able to keep his temperature down.  Finally we took him in and got an antibiotic that, so far, has not reduced his symptoms or his fevers, but has effectively made me regret that I wasn't seen at the same time because with my persistent cough and absent voice, a passer-by would surely guess me to be the patient.

Cael has been a shell of his former self, only leaving bed to complain that "The Incredibles", a movie we borrowed from my sister, was done and needed to be rewound so that he could watch it again.  For the ninth time.

Although I didn't send him to school today, I'm hopeful that he will be able to attend tomorrow for his preschool Halloween party.  I've been trying to lift his spirits with promises of pumpkin carving, cardboard airplanes and trick-or-treating in the days to come.  Stay tuned...


  1. So sorry he is sick. And sorry you are sick too. It's so hard to take care of sick kids when you don't feel well yourself. That would be scary to me- I've never had a fever not go down when I give my boys ibuprofen. I hope everyone gets better soon.

  2. Huge hugs Mary! Get well soon!
    Sending tons of healing vibes your way!
    You and your family are in my prayers!


Leave your own "ism". Cael and Graham double-dog dare you.