Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday when Wyatt got off of the bus, he told me that he was having a hard time keeping his eyes open all day at school. He was a tad droopy, but that was it. Tuesday morning he had a slight fever, so I gave him some Motrin and told him to try to make it until after lunch (since he was going to miss Thursday and Friday for his trip). Around 1, the school nurse called and told me Wyatt was in her office with a temp of 102.6. I called the hubs and he went to pick him up. I gave him some more Motrin, and he told me he had been hot all morning, but the nurse was at a meeting and the teacher couldn't do anything until she returned to her office. Thirty minutes later I took his temp again, and it had RISEN to 103.9..... on Motrin. I called the hubs back to the house, to keep the buddies, and took Wyatt to the Urgent Care. The doc took one look at him and said, "He has the flu". What? I was hoping for strep, you know, one shot in the rear and 24 hours later you are good as new. Apparently it is just now going around NC. While we were waiting on the doc to come back and give him a flu test, the middle school nurse called. Levi was in her office with a temp. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! I called the hubs and told him to go and get him before they loaded the buses, then called the nurse back so she could tell Levi not to get on the bus, but get in the parent drive line if his dad didn't make it there in time. Levi said the same thing Wyatt had said the day before, he couldn't hold his eyes open at school all day and his head felt like it weighed 100 pounds. Guess who was driving back to the Urgent Care two hours later. They wouldn't call anything in for Levi without seeing him, because he has never been there before. But, they didn't make him take the flu test (they stick a thing up into your nose for the swab). So, if you are counting, that was two trips to the Urgent Care and two trips to CVS. Oh, the best thing out of this? We got a prescription card from the school at the beginning of the year. I used it last night. It took almost 30 dollars off of each of the doses of Relenza. Awesome!