Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, monday.

Where did I leave off? Ah, yes, BubTar was sick and we were preparing for the first day of Granny the Nanny. And what a day it was!

Yesterday morning, BubTar woke up with a 102.8 fever, I gave him Motrin, he drank a bit of water and promptly vomited most of it up. What a wonderful Monday morning. Still, I got ready for school and brought him to my mother's house for the day with medication instructions (Tylenol/Motrin alternations and Zofran in case of a secondary vomit) and headed to school. I checked in with my mom after orgo lecture and things were okay, no more vomiting, and then I went to orgo lab.

It was the first orgo lab of the semester and guess what? I broke my flask with my sample in it and had to start over! Yes, I was the first klutz to break something in lab! At least it happened early in the experiment. My klutziness was catching because about 10 other people broke glassware in lab yesterday. I'm such a trendsetter. ;) It was a good ice-breaker, though, and I got to know the people around me.

After lab, I saw on Facebook that BubTar's fever was being awfully stubborn so I called my mom on the walk back to the car. It was up in the 103's in spite of the Motrin/Tylenol alternations and a bath. BOO! I told her I'd be there ASAP and headed back to my side of town. As I was getting in the car, I realized I didn't know when BubTar had last urinated, so I called my mom back. BubTar reported no urine since 9:30-10pm the previous night. Oh crap. I called the pediatrician's office for a late afternoon appointment and headed to pick him up.

He had a 103.7 temperature in spite of being current on his Tylenol/Motrin doses and he still hadn't urinated. The pediatrician did a rapid strep that was negative and gave us the evening for him to make some urine or else we'd have to go to the hospital for fluids. We've never been in this position with BubTar! It made me wish that he had a g-button, too. Heh. The pediatrician dosed him with Motrin since it was time and in the car, he vomited that up, along with some fluids. I thought, "This does not bode well." However, when we got home, I gave him Zofran and it stayed down and then he took in some fluids successfully and urinated later in the evening. HALLELUJAH! 4.5 hours of orgo and two trips to and from downtown make a full enough day, I think, without adding a trip to the EC in there, too. Not to mention the classes I would have to miss to facilitate that.

This morning, his fever is back up to 103.8, but he kept his Zofran down and subsequently he kept Motrin down, so I have a better feeling about today. All in all, it has been a pretty rigorous testing of the Granny the Nanny system, urgent doctor's appointments and all. Glad to know it is doable, although I never would have predicted that BubTar would be the one testing the system!

Last night I got a call from his best friend's mom...uh oh, Best Friend spiked a fever last night, too. We feel terrible! Fingers crossed that KayTar doesn't get it (even though she stuck his thermometer in her mouth on Sunday, my head...it nearly exploded when that happened), things hit her about twice as hard as BubTar, and we don't really want to scare my mom out of her nanny gig this early in the semester! It is only week two!


RazzberryMomma said...

Poor little guy! I'm so sorry he's not feeling well! That's so scary! Hope it breaks soon! And fingers are crossed that little Miss doesn't get it too!! Hope school is going well!

Aliki2006 said...

I am so sorry about this rough start--for all of you Fingers crossed no one else is infected...

Gizabeth Shyder said...

What bad luck! I currently have no back up for the first time in 7 years, and I feel like I am sitting on a loaded gun.

Christine said...

all of this always happens right as school starts, huh? poor bubtar. poor mama!

painted maypole said...

oof. following the adventures in lill health on FB, and praying for you all.