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Thursday, June 29, 2006
Remember last Friday, when I had ST's little friend Jack over for the afternoon after his daycare provider refused to watch him? Remember the fever Jack had? Well, now ST has it, the last in a string of neighborhood kids to fall victim to it.
Jack was sick on Thursday, Friday, and part of Saturday. Then the baby next door became sick (this baby and his sister go to Jack's daycare). Then the boy at the end of the cul-de-sac. Then the baby's sister got sick on Tuesday. ST is the last "little" kid to get the fever. All of the other children had Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, a virus that causes fever, a sore throat, and blisters in the mouth, on the hands, and on the feet. So far, ST has only had a fever, and so I'm praying that it was just an anomaly and that he won't get any of the other symptoms.
We had a lovely afternoon yesterday with Corinne and her daughters -- so lovely and action-packed, for that matter, that ST took himself upstairs for a nap just before they left. I thought this was strange, but they had spent the afternoon outside riding their bikes, playing soccer, blowing bubbles, and dancing. He woke up after about an hour, his little ears bright red and seeming not quite himself. Sure enough, the thermometer read 101.5 degrees. ST loves to take medicine of any kind, and so when I asked him if he needed Tylenol he eagerly agreed to take it. (When he was 9 months old he had severe reflux problems and had to be on an expensive baby version of Prevacid. Even though the stuff tasted like baking soda dissolved in vinegar, he eagerly slurped it up. Gross.)
Anyway, after the Tylenol he seemed completely fine. I kept him inside. I also decided to keep him home from daycare today, despite the fact that he seems to be perfectly healthy (no fever, no loss in appetite, and definitely no blistering) -- I didn't want to risk the health of the other children if he really does have something. I'll probably keep him home tomorrow, too, even though he'll be bored out of his mind.
In other news, we have had good news on Pond House. We are moving a bunch of our furniture to New Town on July 15, and we just received news from the seller that we can move things directly into the house then instead of to a storage facility. Also, we've also been told that we can move into the house on July 29 without charge, even though we don't close until August 2. Cooperative sellers: that's a good thing.