Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Jace @ Hermann Park 11-9-12
Photo © by dellgirl & Pastiche! 2012
It’s hard to believe there are only 6 more days until Christmas. Where did the time go?! Not that I had a whole lot of plans for anything in particular, never-the-less, time seems to have gotten away from me this year. Why am I surprised? Time has gotten away from me for the last several years. So, what’s new?
Jace was sick over the Thanksgiving holidays. He developed a large lump on his neck under his ear the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. His doctor said it was most likely swollen lymph nodes, not to worry too much if there were no other symptoms or fever. There wasn’t.
Then he started losing his appetite on Thursday and Friday (before Thanksgiving), wouldn’t eat much of anything. He did drink liquids though, and we were thankful for that. This went on the whole weekend and Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, Jordyn took him in to see the doctor about the lump and about his loss of appetite. Everything checked out fine, didn’t find anything wrong. Good!
Late Wednesday afternoon, around 4:30 or 5:00 pm he started coughing and coughing, coughed until he gagged and spit up, a lot. This lasted for what seemed like an eternity. Alarming, but he returned to his normal busy self after the vomiting was over. It happened again a couple of hours later and, we really began to worry. By 9:00 pm he had developed a fever of 100.2 degrees. When the fever reached 100.5 degrees, Jordyn called the doctor. We followed the doctor’s orders, got the fever down, and thanked God we didn’t have to go to the emergency room.
Thanksgiving morning Jace was his usual busy busy busy self playing as if nothing had happened the night before. However, Jordyn and I were two nervous Nellies watching his every move. Thanksgiving Day went rather smoothly, considering our anxieties. 4:30 or 5:00 pm rolled around and we found ourselves in the same predicament as the day before.
“Oh boy, it’s going to be a long night! If we can just make it through the night without having to go to the emergency room, we’ll be at the doctor’s office as soon as the doors open Friday”, I thought to myself.
We made it through the night, Thank God!
Friday we’re at the doctor’s office! After a good going over the doctor told us Jace had a severe case of bronchitis. She prescribed antibiotics and we were on our way, thanking God for his goodness all the way home. Thankful for the blessing that it was not something more serious, we settled in for the night. We kept watchful eye on the little busy one who never once acted sick in any way other than throwing up and having a fever.
And, the days since then have all been just as busy and mostly chaotic but, it’s all good. Everyone is healthy and well. Thank You Lord!