Monday, March 02, 2009

Remind me never to wear 4 inch heels on days like this....

Seriously. I was out of the house at 8am, took PN to Pre-K, then ran SR to school, where we discussed his science project, looked for his Spanish vocabulary words, which we never found...and studied, until he went in, and then I was off to work. At 3pm, I clocked out, ran down 4 flights of stairs, ran across the parking lot, ran into SR's school to pick him up, ran out, ran through the parking lot, drove to get PN, ran into her school, ran out, ran across a parking lot, drove tot he Dr. Ran with both kids into the Dr. We were only 1 minutes late.

While at the Dr. my diagnosis was proven correct. Both kids have bilateral bronchitis. SR had a chest x-ray to see if the Dr. could figure out if the kids has asthma...

Oye...we will not be able to tell until this bronchitis goes away.

So the kids are both on antibiotics, SR got a refill for his nasonex for his allergies, (as allergy medicine like zyrtec, and Claritin make him wild) He was also the recipient of an inhaler....

I am not surprised by the amount of illness we are picking up, as SR went to a small school last year (total number of students in the entire academy last year was 70), this year he is around 800 children, PN the same, she has never been institutionalized, and now she is around about 200 kids who have varying degrees of snot running from their noses. WE also have to remember we are in a different region with different disease etc, with a different climate. We are used to humid, and right now it is dry, dry as a bone.

But still ughhhhh. I told the Dr. today, hey dude, I am glad I started working, so I can at least pay you...

The kids seem to be slightly irritated by the illness, me, I am sick of IT. Seriously. I am tired of calling Drs. and begging to get squeezed in. (I do heart the kids pediatrician, he is a pleasure, and the kids like him), but I do not want to have to see him once per month.

Today was a good lesson in taking a running suit to work...

6 comments:

TW said...

ahh that sucks ... my husband has had bronchitis for a week or so ... it is not fun.

hoping for well kids soon :/

Guard Wife said...

Running clothes and tennis shoes in trunk...that's a GOOD idea! I may institute that policy for myself as this deployment gets underway.

Lee Anne said...

I remember heels... My feet have forgotten. Hoping that your little ones recover soon!

vet66 said...

Too bad the kids are sick. The extreme cold weather doesn't help at all.

4" heels? There are guys in Hollywood who are afraid to wear anything that high. Try some conservative tennis shoes before you sprain your ankle. LOL

Summer is just around the corner.

Keep the faith!

Bou said...

No heels for me. My feet suck as it is. Really. I should post pictures. I'd win a prize for most abused and ugly feet... blech.

There is some nasty nasty stuff going around. Our school has 320 kids... two weeks ago, on a Wednesday, 84 kids were out sick. Over 20%, NEARLY 30% were out sick. All sorts of stuff... Flu, Bronchitis, pneumonia, colds, nasty nasty stuff...

Some Soldier's Mom said...

sweetie, we wear sneakers or other flats and CARRY our heels to work :-D at the end of the day, we change back to the "sensible" shoes. (when I worked, the lowest drawer of my file cabinet contained 6-7 pairs of heels... when I didn't have my own file cabinet, they traveled in the "I will need this today" bag -- which always had a small umbrella, rain hat, pair of gloves (even in the warm weather 'cause you never know when you'll have to change a tire or pick up something ucky), hair brush, extra stockings -- and today's lunch and today's high heels!