Tuesday, January 08, 2008

One more for the list

Let's see, where were we?

January 1st:
Stomach Flu for BubTar
Episode for KayTar
Canceled flight

January 2nd:
Hellish flight alone with KayTar. No one meets us at the airport. Have to pay a guy to help with baggage and catch a cab. Don't arrive until 12:30, no sleep until 2:30am.

January 3rd:
Wedding. Beautiful, but sort of like pulling my hair out by the roots. KayTar melts down 345028405078211334858 times.

January 4th:
BubTar spikes a fever.

January 5th:
BubTar fever gets much higher. We fly home with a sick little guy. I get searched at the airport and almost don't get a seat on the plane.

January 6th:
BubTar continues to run a 103 fever that is resistant to Motrin and Tylenol both.

January 7th:
Take BubTar to the doctor, it's viral. Negative strep swab! I thought about asking the doctor (who wasn't OUR ped) if I could keep it and frame it, such a rare occassion it is, but I thought he might find that strange.
KayTar spikes a 102.5 fever at 6pm.

And that, my friends, sums up the first week of 2008. Only a week?

The problem with KayTar's fever (besides the obvious illness) is that she is scheduled to have her big district evaluation for services on Wednesday, and if she has what BubTar has, she will definitely still be feverish on Wednesday, as he is still home sick 5 days after the onset. But, what can you do? I called this morning and the nearest they can reschedule for is the 29th. She's checking to see if she can find something sooner, because once they evaluate, they need time for placement and request all her medical records. We don't want the eval to be too close to her actual transfer date (her birthday). We shall see.

This is where I'd be all "Week 2 has to be better, right?!" except blind optimism is easier when both the kids aren't feverish and miserable. But I hope, at least for your sakes, this streak is over soon, because there are only so many ways I can say 2008 sucks before I start sounding like a broken record. ;)


Janet said...

I should have read your post before I asked in email. Yep, still sick.

Healthier days ahead, right? Fingers crossed.

InTheFastLane said...

Shoot! Would you like to just skip ahead to 2009?

Katie said...

Week one eh? Let's just shoot for the new year starting February 1st, Lulu says that's her birthday anyway so that sounds about right ;)

Good luck!

Beck said...

This is how magic works:
1) If the beginning of your month is awful, the rest of your month will be better.
2) If the first month of the year is awful, this will be the best YEAR ever.
See? Don't you feel better now? Magic!

Anonymous said...

It will get better.

But I can't tell you when.


Amy said...

When it rains it pours. You poor thing :(

I hope everyone gets well soon!

S said...


Well. At least it's not strep.

And that's all I can come up with for you, friend.


ms blue said...

That's it! I'm sending you Smarties. Pinky swear. When you eat the red ones, everything will be much better.

Becca said...

Oh no! I really hope things get better! I mean, they have to right?

we_be_toys said...

Ok, so if 2008 has started out at the bottom of the suckometer, then it can go only go up from here, right? Right?!
I feel for you; special issues aside, sick little kids are just no fun at all. here's Hoping everyone gets well soon!

Ben and Bennie said...

Geez. That sounds like the start of our last 7 New Years. It WILL indeed get better!

flutter said...

Um excuse me, I thought I banned those poxes?

Gretchen said...

It's gotta get better! Hang in there :)

painted maypole said...

um.. in like a lion out like a lamb? oh no, that's about the weather in march.

Kyla... praying for better days ahead...

kittenpie said...

Oh good gravy. Perhaps it's just prepping you to appreciate the rest of the year better? I hope?

~aj~ said...

I like Beck's philosophy. I hope it holds true for you!

Thank goodness for no strep! Just wish that pesky fever would leave your house for good!

Julie Pippert said...

Here's where I say *nothing whatsoever about elderberry and immunity support because I am NOT like that* and instead offer sympathy and support and reminder that you GET A BREAK on Saturday.

I'm so sorry sweetie.

Here's to better health soon.

motherbumper said...

It will get better, it just has too... right? Oh wait that didn't sound supportive - I'll try again: 2008 WILL get better, I'm sure of it.

Get better soon BubTar and KayTar I hope you fly under the radar on this one - mom and dad need a break.

Cristina said...

Wow, talk about starting off the year with a bang. I hope everyone is better soon.

p.s. I like Beck's comment! It will get better.

Mad said...

I'm tapping my ruby slippers together and repeating 3 times, "week 2 will be better."

Aliki2006 said...

Oh no!

I'm keeping my fingers majorly crossed for all of you--blech.


natalie said...

I've got nothing to say. Nothing other than I am so sorry. So, so, so sorry. I'd like to take on germ-nazi status and remove all the germs from your home until everyone is better. MUCH better.

Stop by when you get a minute. I've got something for you.

moplans said...

Its not strep!!!
let the good times roll.
hugs babe. and good wishes.

dawn224 said...


There has to be some kid they are doing an eval on this month who could swap out.

You could also ask them to do the eval meeting and IEP/IFSP meeting all at the same time to help get everything signed faster and waive some of those 14 day waits.

carrie said...

Doh! That isn't even funny.

Hope everyone recovers fast.

Karianna said...

Awww. it HAS to get better. This whole thing has just been NO FAIR for you. Phhhffffth.

Girlplustwo said...

oh babe.


Melissa said...


Hang in there. You're right in that you won't remember the gory details in five years. Memory is pretty good like that..

Christine said...

oh you this sucks! here's to better days ahead. . .

Running on empty