Monday, September 24, 2012

a break from your regularly scheduled programming

Song of the Day:  PSY - Gangnam Style    .... I love this song.

I'm not blogging as much as I would like, but all with good reason.  I'm really enjoying my semester and my field training placement!  I have really been enjoying all of my classes and professors.  The only reason I have time to blog today is because I'm home with a sick kid.  

Elliot and Caroline have both been fighting colds for the last three weeks.  Thankfully Caroline is down to a slightly runny nose, but Elliot isn't fairing so well.  BE PREPARED FOR GRAPHIC DETAILS! Yesterday he started having a yellow drainage from his left eye.  It looked like snot coming from his eye.  I was worried because I think I heard that pink eye is going around the older kids at his daycare.  I called Dean on Call Nurse Hotline and she asked if his eye was pink.  I said I don't think it's pink, but I think that I'm trying to see pink in his eye because I want him to be able to be treated for something.  She said if it's not pink, then it's not pink eye, just a product of his cold virus and it may spread to the other eye as well.  She went on to say to wipe it with a cold wet cotton ball and wash his hands a lot.  ... So do what I was already doing.  Really, hearing "you're child has a virus there's nothing we can do" really gets old.  Before bed Elliot had a slight fever and was definitely not feeling well.  Elliot came in about 1:00am coughing and wanting to cuddle.  After cuddling for a while we put him back in his bed because he just flails all over ours and then nobody gets any sleep.  When he woke up this morning he looked like crap :(  His eyes were swollen, but thankfully not too gunky.  

I realized that we hadn't given him his (over the counter) allergy medicine all weekend because the pollen counts were all down so we didn't think he needed it.  I gave it to him this morning and most of the swelling went down.  He doesn't have a fever anymore either, so I think with continued allergy meds he should be good to go tomorrow. 

I hate missing school.  Getting notes only helps so much.  I wish there was a camera running for each class so I could just watch it later.  I also worry that people think that I'm using my children as an excuse to just not go to class, because a lot of parents do that.  I'm not saying all parents do it, or even most, but it does happen .  When your kid has a fever or is too sick for daycare, yes you have to stay home, and yes, you are a parent first, but when you're kid has a little cold and you want to stay home with them to cuddle all week, that's no reason to miss class - or if it is, don't complain that you have no idea what's going on because you didn't bother getting notes or asking anyone.  Okay, done with that mini rant!

I'm hoping to get some school work done today, but that's probably not going to happen unless Elliot and Caroline nap at the same time.  Every time I bring anything out, Elliot goes into "Helping Mode."  It's really cute, and would be nice if I needed help identifying each letter in my book :) 

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