Sadly, I spoke too soon. I thought my daughter Kalissa’s son Gannon was all on the mend. I more or less pushed the publish button to share the post about him on Monday and everything went downhill.
That day Carver came off the bus and I looked at him and knew he was sick. I asked him how he felt and he went into a big coughing fit. I took his temp and it was 101. UGH.
I called Kalissa and she came and got him right away.
We know flu/cold/strep has been going around our area. When they talked about Gannon trying to go back to school, they said that they wondered if he should just stay home as the day they called and talked about it, two kids got sent home because they were throwing up. Well, that’s the last thing Gannon needed so Kalissa opted to keep him home.
It seems the bugs got to their house anyway. I ended up staying up late on Monday night finishing up some cross-stitch things. I went to turn out my bedside lamp and the clock was a few minutes from midnight. Just then my phone dinged. It was Kalissa. She was taken Gannon to the ER with croup. WHAT? Not Carver? Carver was the one with the temp. Nope she said. It was Gannon.
Well, she had worked the overnight shift Sunday into Monday. She slept three hours and then got up and took Gannon to a speech appointment to help him with swallowing. She never went back to sleep. She was in no shape to drive Gannon a half hour away to the ER so I said I would go with them.
I got up, changed my clothes, and waited for her to pick me up. The roads were terrible. The trace of snow we got turned into more and it was blowing. It was good I went with.
I was mostly along to keep her awake and I successfully did that. I sat in the waiting room and stitched while Gannon went back. He got some steroids and we headed back home.
It was 2:20 am when I got back home. This girl isn’t used to staying up this late anymore.
The next day I was …pooped.
Kalissa kept Carver home from school as he wasn’t well but Gannon seemed okay. Croup can do that…act up in the night and in the day things pick up.
Kalissa kept Carver home today too. We ended up running him to the doctor suspecting strep as my two after-school childcare girls both came down with strep but he doesn’t have it. Kalissa went all around town looking for children’s Tylenol and ibuprofen but there was none-ZERO to be found. Thankfully, I have an extra bottle here that she can have.
Through this, I found out there is a children’s pain reliever shortage. UGH.
Gannon came back and camped on the couch. He didn’t eat today and what he did try wasn’t successful. I’m thinking he has what Carver has. He has his tube so he’ll be eating from that today.
He did perk up after a nap.
I had gone to town to do errands and pick up some Christmas groceries on Tuesday. We are expecting a big winter storm here over the next few days so I shopped earlier than I normally do. When I was in town I stopped at Goodwill. They had two containers of Lincoln Logs. I bought them both.
Gannon perked up enough to try to do some building.
He didn’t get the hang of the Lincoln Logs at first but figured it out enough to build this that he was so proud of. The $13 for the Lincoln Logs was worth the smile when he wasn’t feeling good.
He still has a spark in his eye but the cold is making him a bit miserable and making sleeping more of a challenge. He’s not out of the wood yet.
He was pretty sad he had to do tube feedings but it was necessary. Fingers crossed this is a short bug.
Fingers crossed this storm isn’t as bad as what they are predicting and the Friedman boys all get feeling better soon. It’s been a long week and it’s only Wednesday!!