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The Weekly Ramble
Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 2, 2014 @ 9:04 pm In Announcements | 18 Comments
The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004.
Oy! I’ll be honest, it’s been a rough week. We were on the mend Sunday: the girls and I planted some flowers; we played; the weather was beautiful. Isn’t it hilarious that she’s giving herself bunny ears?
FishPapa went back to work Monday morning and all was going like clockwork.
However, FishChick5 reported alternating upset stomach and sore throat. By Tuesday night she’d eaten very little and showed no sign of getting better. The triage nurse suspected strep throat, so off to Urgent Care we went. Though the doctor was sure it was strep, the rapid test came back negative. So we waited for the culture results to come back.
In the meantime, my girl started to feel better. I thought we were out of the woods, and then all these spots showed up on her legs Wednesday night. Dr Google and I conferred because Urgent Care was closed by that time. I crossed scarlet fever off my list of Things that I Should Be Worried About. It was a different kind of rash.
Thursday morning found us at the pediatrician’s where the doc did a dance — seriously — and told me she was confident that it was not strep, but Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.
Yay. At least we have a diagnosis and it’s not anything too serious.
Except that it could easily travel through our whole family! Yes, I know that it’s not supposed to happen to kids over 5, but I’ve currently got two older children sporting sore throats.
The weather has been so funky; we could have allergies/summer colds, etc. Yes, summer. Currently, there’s a heat wave going on. God’s thermostat has been set to 83 inside the house, 93 out of doors. Hello, Summer!
I covet your prayers. I have another BIG deadline at the end of the month and it’s not going as well as I would like. Please pray that I would keep my cool, and that the rest of the month would be uneventful so that I can get this book written!
I sent out a newsletter earlier this week about enjoying motherhood more. The site, which has had on-again/off-again service for about a week, of course crashed when the newsletter went out. Bummer that.
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