The Flu has struck with a vengance!

February 10th, 2008 by cathy

Both Jeff and Jack have the flu. Jeff got it a couple of days ago… hmm he’s been out since Wednesday. And Jack started feeling not so good this morning. Luckily, I had the presence of mind to take Jack to the doctor’s “open hours” this morning, and I told her how Jeff has the flu. At the time, Jack only had a sinus infection, and wasn’t showing signs of the flu, but she gave me a prescription for some flu medicine. We went to “Cookie Wegmans”, filled the prescription, got our cookie and went home. We all went upstairs to take a nap together.
A little later, I wake to Jack crying a little, then he starts coughing and yuck, brings cookie wegmans up all over the bed, his clothes and my shirt. I get him naked to cool him off, but even after a couple of minutes, he has a temperature of 102. We give him a bath and it goes down, but up it comes again (luckily not food) so I decide to fill the medicine. They didn’t have it at the first place I went to, and the man who helped me said that I could wait until Monday. MONDAY! My son has a fever! There was no way that I was going to wait. So I had to go across town, because two Wegmans nearby didn’t have anything… that’s scary. Lots of little kids in Rochester with the flu. Poor things. Of course, all I had on my mind was that I needed to get back to my little man. 🙁 Then I get to the Wegmans across town, and I wait FORTY MINUTES, so that they can open a box, crack open a bottle, put it in some machine that shakes the medicine really good, put it back in the box and hand it to me. Hello people, my (almost) three year old son has a FEVER! I want to comfort him and cuddle with him!
So I get home, give him the disgusting stuff that he doesn’t want to take and we cuddle up and watch Sense and Sensibility (and play the Cars game on his leapster).
Weekends can be so lovely!

3 Responses to “The Flu has struck with a vengance!”

  1. adrienne Says:

    Oh, poor Jack! And poor you! I hope everyone wakes up feeling better tomorrow.

  2. cathy Says:

    Jack seems much better, and Jeff is doing somewhat better. I actually feel worse since typing the original post, and I think my sickness has been exacerbated by my waiting an hour in the bitter cold with blowing wind and snow in order to get a wii for the library. Stupid librarians! Luckily, I got my wii! My head may be completely full of snot and other yucky stuff, but the kids and teens will be happy. I guess that’s all that matters. :S

  3. Pat Says:

    Hi Cathy,
    Glad to hear that Jack and Jeff are doing better. It’s no fun being the mom of a sick kid. You just want to do something to make it all go away. I hope that you feel better soon too. Ken thinks his mom should buy a Wii for physical therapy and to keep her busy and that way we’d all get to play with it. I’d be looking for one for the girls if they were going to be home more. And I would have been one of the people waiting in line for one too. We used to wait for hour for beanie babies. Anyone wanna buy some?! Try to stay warm. See you Wednesday.

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