The Last 24 Hours
3 things have happened in the last 24 hours.
- I used the Nose Frida for the first time. As Mr. MPB held Baby MPB, I took the role of Nose Frida sucker. I gagged and nearly puked. Now, 24 hours later, I am basically a Nose Frida sucker expert and can even do it without Mr. MPB’s help. It still grosses me out, but such is life, I guess.
- I held Baby MPB down while the doctor did a throat swab. Baby MPB was rather upset about this experience. But the doctor was pretty quick and efficient, so it didn’t last too long.
- Mr. MPB gave Baby MPB a Tylenol suppository (I deemed that task a daddy task). Baby MPB now pukes every single time we give him baby Tylenol/Advil the regular way and refuses any bottle that is laced with baby Tylenol/Advil, so suppositories are now a basic requirement.
Baby MPB has had fevers in the past. But, this is his first cold. And, I realize cold’s aren’t typically a big deal, but being slightly over cautious I clearly took him to the doctor after a few days of no improvement. The doctor is fairly confident it’s a virus, but did a throat swab to be sure as his throat is bright red. We also discussed the rash that is on his cheeks and his hands (but not on his feet or in his mouth, which basically rules out Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease). The doctor is also confident it’s not chicken pox.
So basically, if the swab comes back negative (which we expect it will) all we do is keep him hydrated and away from all other little kidlets until the virus clears up. Unless it gets worse, in which case we go straight back to the doctor.
Oh, and I’m sick again too. Fun times over here in the MPB household…
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