Koren woke up shortly after midnight with a strong fever. He was hot from head to toe and unable to sleep. I gave him water and ibuprofen and laid in bed with him until he was able to drift back to sleep (at about 4am).
As we were laying in his bed, he would ruminate on the day’s activities and occasionally share bits and pieces of his thought process. And always in the most pitiful sick baby voice ever.
“Mama, today was a really big day.”
“Mama, Ethan’s house is a great place.”
“Mama, I had so much fun playing with Ethan and Brooklyn tonight. I want to see them again.”
“Mama, I love you so much.”
“I love you too sweetheart. I’m sorry you’re sick.”
“I’m sorry you’re sad that I’m sick.”
He would drift in and out between thinking and dreaming, so sometimes I would get bits and pieces of his dreams.
“I don’t want to tell you.”
“Tell me what?”
“What you just asked me.”
“But I didn’t say anything.”
“Who said my name?”
“Nobody said anything, hon.”
“I heard someone say Koren, Koren.”
“You must have been dreaming, babe.”
Even after some sleep, his condition had not improved by morning. He did not object to a mid-morning nap in Mama & Daddo’s bed.
And he woke up from said nap with some pretty awesome bed head.
But still didn’t feel better. So off we went to Acute Kids. The doctor took one look at his throat and announced that we had a case of strep on our hands. The rapid strep test came back negative, but she was still convinced and recommended that we go ahead and administer the antibiotics even though the actual culture results won’t be in for 2 days. Apparently it’s not uncommon to get a false negative within the first 24 hours.
Koren can do “pitiful” with the best of them, yes? So we’re home now and Jens is picking up dinner. Koren has said he’s hungry, which is a first today. He wouldn’t even eat his Saturday Morning Donuts.
It’s been a lazy afternoon with a high priority set on napping. After spending a good portion of the night in a bed smaller than I am, I was more than happy to catch up on some sleep … and my #1 Napping Buddy didn’t object either:
I realize I haven’t really introduced Rocco on here yet, even though we’ve had him for a week. Mostly that is due to lack of time and ability to take any decent pictures, but I will remedy that soon!