Mary Grace has had a fever and a terrible cough since Tuesday. She coughed so hard last night that she threw up. I've kept her home from all activities (school, gymnastics, ballet) and canceled Allison all week.
Tonight I told BJ that I needed to get out of the house for a while, so I went to the store and picked up BW3s for dinner.
The girl at BW3s apologized for the long wait - I guess I got there right in the middle of their dinner rush. I said, "You won't believe this, but waiting here and reading the newspaper on my phone is the most fun I've had all week."
I feel like I'm in jail.
Can someone be harmed by running a low grade fever for four or five days? I called her doctor, to get the dose for Robitussin (which, it turned out, was on the bottle), and they said that it's "going around" and to bring her in if she isn't better in four or five days. Of course, that puts us at the weekend, so I figure I'll take her in Monday if she isn't better. She's improved, over Tuesday, but not well. Her cough is heartbreaking. Claire is coughing, too, but she doesn't have the fever. Weird. They seem to do ok if they sit quietly and watch movies, but if they jump around they start to cough.
Asthma? Pneumonia? Allergies? Cystic fibrosis? Bubonic plague?
Being alone with my paranoia and Google all day doesn't help.
I called Bumpa today to see if he'd come over and entertain me, but he'd gone to Grammaland. I tried to talk BJ into working from home today, but he laughed and ran out the door.
Please, entertain me.