Wednesday, March 4, 2009

the saga continues...

But first...

Happy 32nd Anniversary, MOM and DAD!!

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

We tried to go to school today. Jane's temperature was 99.6 this morning, which my doctor's office has ingrained into my head is NOT a fever. It has to be over 100 to count, I guess. Since I've already missed two days of school this week (not so great when you're the teacher), we braved the outside world. Jane went to day care and I went to school.

So much for no fever.

School starts at 9:00. At 9:30, my day care lady called to say that Jane's temperature had gone up to 102. Again. Let the adventure begin. Or continue. Again and again and again...

The principal came into my room to watch my class while I went to pick up Jane, and the secretary made the call to find me a sub. (Might I say...again!) Jane came back to school with me, I spent ten minutes telling the sub what to do (she seemed fine with not having big, long detailed plans--yay!), then we went home. After a half hour nap, Jane and I headed off to the pediatrician's.

And the verdict is...

Ear infection. In both ears.


Jane has never had an ear infection before, so this is all new to us. Apparently, a bad cold can cause ear infections. Her cold was bad enough that it got to both ears. She has penicillin to take for the next ten days. It will probably be two days before she's able to go back to day care, unless her fever is completely gone. I really don't know what that means for this week of school.

In related news, I am still very sick as well. No ear infection, probably, but the nasty cold is apparently here to stay. Missing this much school is not really the best option, so I have an appointment with my doctor first thing tomorrow morning. Hopefully I can get some drugs and knock this out of my system. Chris is getting sick, too. I hope he's tougher than us and gets over it faster!

Can I also mention that I have parent teacher conferences next week? Somehow, it doesn't seem like the best thing to miss an entire week of school right before I see all the parents... And I just realized all the grading that won't be done, either. Joy.

On a happier note (because everyone needs to smile at least once a day), here is a funny picture my mom sent of my 11-year-old brother Michael and 5-week-old nephew Dalton. Smile!

4 comments:

Kate and Fluke said...

Oh my, that picture is priceless!

Ben, Shauna, Cole & ? said...

Sorry, that does suck, to miss all that school. I hear ya on the ear infections though, they are terrible, Cole would get at least one a month. So we finally got tubes in his ears last May, and he's only had one since then. Yeah! Good luck, and get well soon!

Jared and Delia said...

It's like the party that never ends!

Get well you guys!

Pearce said...

You really aren't having luck with getting the family unsick! I am sorry!! Good luck!