WAH WAH WAH. Can you hear the sad trombone?
Remember how I was all giddy that I had finally cracked the code of Owen being sick all of the time and that he was healthier than ever and had actually escaped being sick when several kids in his class were sick last week? Yeah… that was all true… until a few days ago. A few days ago Owen and I both started to come down with the same symptoms. Scratchy voice, dry cough, clogged nose, sore throat (for me, and probably him, though he can’t tell me that yet), body aches, etc. I took extra vitamins and zinc and did my best to rest and drink lots of water. I did Owen’s probiotics and daily asthma treatment as usual. I couldn’t seem to shake the symptoms, though, and neither could Owen. I’m sure my travels last week didn’t help either.
Sunday night the old “Mama’s hand to the forehead” trick told me that Owen had a fever. Side note: The last few times we have taken his temp I have guessed correctly within .3 degrees! That Mommy Sense is a powerful thing. A slight one, given his history, but still, enough to make me realize he really wasn’t feeling well, despite his relatively happy attitude. Yesterday he seemed to be doing ok, though the cough was getting gunkier. And then last night, I heard it. That sound that makes me cringe.
Despite the fact that I have been doing albuterol treatments since I heard his cough. Last night the fever was over 101, which means no daycare today. This morning it is above 102 and I’ve checked in with the doc.
Apparently I spoke too soon.