Friday, June 21, 2013

Pass the Prednisone

We've been sort of a sick bunch this week.  I blame it on karma.  I heard someone recently saying they had a Summer cold and I thought to myself I don't even know if there is such a thing you're cray cray.  Well low and behold this sweet tater woke up Saturday night with croup.  I didn't even know you could get croup this time of year,  Apparently I DID NOT miss my calling as a physician. 
You can't tell in the pic but she was feeling really bad.  I think it made her feel better to wear her new Matilda Jane outfit.  That alone totally makes it worth every penny I spent on it. Wait, maybe not?  Definitely not.  I have only recently been introduced to MJ, and I can see if I were a wealthy woman we might have a propitious relationship.  Alas, that just cannot be.  Anyway, B took E to the doc and she got Rx's for Prednisone and Zithromax.  The Prednisone was a little on the expensive side, but it perked her right up and she was able to breath again.  Hallelujah.  A funny story about E being sick.  She woke up in the night coughing really bad and crying.  I was trying to calm her and she pushed me away and screamed out "I WANT MICHAEL...I WANT MICHAEL."  She somehow thought her seven year old brother would be more helpful than me?!  What am I chopped liver?  I don't even know if that makes sense, but it felt right to say.

Monday AM the dog started shaking his head around and had what I thought was drainage on the side of his face.  I took him to the vet for an ear infection.  Turns out the "drainage" was actually a hot spot he had developed due to allergies.  It appears I also DID NOT miss my calling as a veterinarian.  And maybe I should make an appointment with the eye doctor.  So dog also had to have Prednisone (in the form of a shot).  I think the shot was almost as expensive as E's Rx.  Good grief.  The vet recommended that I consider putting Sparky on a Rx allergy med.  After I finished laughing I told her that if I had money to spend on Rx meds for my dog I would be spending it on MJ clothes for my little girl instead.  Just kidding.  I didn't say that.  I don't think my vet would appreciate that type of humor.  But in all seriousness I told her the Rx allergy med was definitely a no go.  When she asked why I reminded her who I was married to and she understood. ;)  They had to shave the entire side of Sparky's face so they could treat the spot and get it to stop spreading.  I would post a pic but I know he would never forgive me.  He has been hiding the side of his face all week.  He is so ashamed.  This is a good profile pic that shows the side of his face in all it's furry glory pre-hot spot.
Fast forward to Wednesday and TT had to come home from school early because of a fever.  He seemed fine once he got home, but then threw up once later that night.  Today he has been just fine again.  So the jury is still out on what exactly might be wrong with him.  If I were a physician (or even a veterinarian) I would guess it will NOT require Prednisone.  Hehe.
Aside from all the sickness we do have some positive healthy stuff happening.  M has been taking swimming lessons this week.  We did private instead of group lessons this year and I think they are much more productive.  I love watching the life guards at the pool.  Even now that I'm older they still seem kinda cool, and I sorta want to be one of them. 
E went with me to one of the lessons earlier this week.  Actually she begged to go and then she ended up wishing she wasn't there.  She moaned around the first ten minutes or so, and then I took her to the concession stand.  Partly because I thought it would hush that fuss, and partly because I have a thing for concession nachos.  Turns out, here comes the LIFE LESSON folks, the concession stand at the pool doesn't take debit cards.  Boom.  E cried...I cried...concession boy looked like he wanted to cry or maybe he just wanted me to GET A GRIP AND STEP AWAY FROM THE CONCESSION WINDOW.  Either way, E and I ended up back in the pool area in the 90+ degree heat with no nachos and no frozen lemonade to cool ourselves.  She eventually grabbed M's towel and stormed off to sit in the shade by herself.
I'm outta here
And because I would hate to leave you with my scorned woman with no nachos story...B was dropping something at my office this afternoon and he brought me a completely unsolicited ice tea from Mcalister's.  Sometimes it really is the little things.  This made my day.  Love that man.  :)
Talk to ya soon,

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