Well, Sunday things didn't turn out like I had planned. I was super excited to have a Sunday off (one where I hadn't worked the night before). It is so very rare! I had all my plans ready to go over to my mom's and spend the day doing some crafts I've had planned out for a while...thank you Pinterest! Yes, I know we were skipping church, but my hubby was gone, and I don't really ever get to go to church, so I don't have a class, etc.... excuses, excuses. We had some mighty worship time in the car; much to my son's dismay! He had to listen to us girls belt it out!
So, I get the kids loaded up before 0900... We get to mom's and make a list of things we need (of course, I don't have everything for even one project). While we are waiting for Michaels to open, Baby T was complaining about being cold. Well, after some push-ups, jumping jacks, and sit ups, she stopped complaining...exit thoughts about cold from mom's head.
Once we got to Michael's, the complaints of cold started again. It finally dawned on me that this child never complains about much of anything, much less being cold. I felt her head.... then the guilt set it. The child had a raging fever! In my defense, she never acted sick at all! We finished at Michael's went to Mom's, and while the kids sat in the car, I packed up all of our stuff. No crafts for me that day- they didn't have what I needed anyway. Then, when we got home, her temp was 102.6! She was still not acting sick! We went to bed anyway...hey, she needed her momma to nap with her, right?
So, yeah, I was kinda bummed that my plans got ruined. BUT, I was so thankful to be with her, that her dad didn't have to manage this (he was at the hospital, on call, till Monday at 4:30). I was thankful for the snuggle time, which she is kind of outgrowing. And, looking back, especially thankful that I was the one home. When we woke up, her tempt was 101.something. She was shivering. I medicated her around 8:00, snuggled with her, then her temp was 104.5! Yikes! This was an hour after her meds. I put her in the tub, and it went up again to 104.9!!! SO, my mom came over to watch the other kids, and I headed off to the ER, after another dose of tylenol.
By the time we got there, her temp was down of course. Rapid strep test was negative, and we got to go home. Now, she has a fever, but is doing gymnastics in the living room. We got to have another sweet nap together today. I'm thankful it was nothing serious. I'm thankful that my best friend (also a nurse) was able to come down from work and visit us in the ER. I'm thankful for my children. I'm thankful that we got insurance when we did (last month!), I'm thankful that God has not seen fit to give us major illnesses to deal with to add to our stress. I'm so thankful for snuggles with my babies who are growing up way to fast. I'm thankful for the friend who brought us Pedialyte, and the one who brought us dinner. I'm thankful that we were able to get most of our school done today (Baby T excluded from most). I'm thankful that in the midst of something bad, God has given me so very, very much to be thankful for.