Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Illness - Day 3

Well, I stayed home with the kids today because Caroline still had a fever at bedtime and awoke with a temp approaching 102. But after a dose of ibuprofen and some Gatorade, it came down much faster then it did the past 2 days. Her temp stayed down until just a few minutes ago when I noticed it back at 100 - but that's almost 6 hours since her last dose, so I'd guess things are improving on that front since we're not having to dose her every 2-4 hours alternating Tylenol and ibuprofen. Her cough has kicked up a little bit though and I'm going to get Jason to stop at the drugstore on the way home for something to help her cough.

Bryce and Piper remain free of Caroline's affliction for the moment. Piper definitely has a cold though with plenty of snot and some crankiness to go along with it. Bryce has complained a few times about his head hurting but sometimes I wonder if he's just wanting some Tylenol because it tastes good because he's always cured rather quickly.

So now it's almost 1:30 and I'm trying to figure out some things to keep the kids busy. They've been a bit housebound lately and I know they're bored. Caroline miraculously decided to clean her room without being provoked and did a bang up job - even "made" her bed. (Something mommy NEVER does.) She threatened to do the same to the playroom but it hasn't happened yet. I'll take what I can get though. Piper is probably about ready for a nap soon so maybe the kids and I will watch a movie together. Of course it's rare Bryce will actually sit for more than 30 minutes of a movie so we'll see.

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