Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another One Bites the Dust

Today, I took my sick child to the doctor with no hat on. So as not to appear to be a total ass, since I was wearing a jacket AND a scarf, Evans got to wear Mama's cashmere scarf on his head! I have to say that I laughed out loud when I saw what he looked like but he didn't seem to mind. Poor thing woke up this morning with a fever (surprisingly, and after day #5, I did not) and I decided to be on the safe side and take him to the pediatrician. I was really taking him because I thought that he might have an ear infection but as it turns out, he has bronchial pneumonia! Geez. I wasn't expecting that one. But the doctor (who is fabulous) told me that babies his age don't get the flu and that he probably did get sick from me, but this is how it manifested in him. The doctor took an ultrasound of his lungs and while they were inflamed they weren't bad enough to warrant a trip to the hospital for a chest x-ray. Thank god. Evans is on antibiotics and we go back on Friday for another ultrasound to decide if he has to take the meds for 7 days or 10.

I took a picture of this the other day because I thought y'all would get a kick out of it. This is how Deaner made us sleep the past two nights.With my nice decorative throw pillow wedged in-between our pillows. He thought this would prevent him from getting my funk and he called it the "germ blocker". I'll let y'all know in a few days how that worked out for him. :)

And finally, on the way home from the doctor today we had to stop at the base to get gas. While I was pumping my gas, THIS is what pulled up next to me.Seriously? Do you think this guy knows he drives a VW Beetle with a WHALE TALE on the back?? Better yet, does he really need a spoiler of that MAGNITUDE for his 4 cylinder bug? I laughed out loud when I saw it. And so did the guy at the cash register at the gas station. Then I went out to my car, got my iphone and snapped these pictures while the owner watched me from inside. I wonder if he knows his ride is famous now!

I'm off to read for probably the ten more minutes Evans might sleep. The poor kid is exhausted but the coughing keeps waking him up. I think it is equally painful for both of us, considering I'm nowhere near 100% yet!


Michelle said...

Hope he's feeling better soon! There is nothing worse than a sick baby, you just feel so bad that you can't do anything for them. I remember many nights sleeping upright in a chair holding Finn so he could get some sleep without horrible coughing waking him up.

Jennifer said...

I hope you both are better soon! I didn't realize that babies can't technically get the flu. That's interesting, but so sad that little Evans got sick. Poor baby. Thinking about y'all.

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Ann said...

Ha ha the car looks unbalanced, no wonder it gave you a laugh. Thanks for sharing it made me smile too.