Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Does he look sick to you?

It has been a LONG summer and the beginning of the school year has been a rocky one in the Chupp house. Jack has had a cough for a while and on Saturday, he got sick twice after his nap. On Sunday, he had a fever of a 102 and I couldn't get it to come down with Tylenol. Fortunately, it didn't get any higher than that and he started acting better Sunday night. Monday morning, after acting like he still felt bad, he started playing with James so I figured he was good enough to go to school. We went ahead and scheduled him for a doctors appointment and it was a good thing we did. The doctor took one look at his throat and said he had strep throat. He listened to his lungs and said that he had bronchitis and the beginnings of pneumonia. Strangely enough, during the examination, Jack was walking all around the office, jumping off the table, and looking in cabinets. Definitely not what you would expect a kid with that diagnosis to be doing. So, we were forced to stay home today even though it was clear he didn't feel that bad.

Staying home with one sick boy who doesn't act sick and one well boy is pretty tough for this mom. Half way through the day I knew I had to get them out of the house and run some errands. We had dinner at Chick-fil-A where they had police officers sitting outside talking to little kids. This was so exciting for Jack and James. They got to make the siren go and even got to sit in the cop car. Hopefully that will be the last time that happens :)!

You tell me . . . does he look sick?!?!