Tues 1/27: Maddie 2nd day off school; Walk In Care visit-antibiotics for sinus & respiratory infection; Thurs 1/29 back to school
Fri 1/30: JD & Annaliese Walk In Care visit; bad cough, sore throats–just a cold, push liquids
Sun 2/1: Doug super ill–chest cold
Mon 2/2: JD & Annaliese Pediatrician visit (symptoms worse); JD wheezing–breathing treatment w/nebulizer in office, continue with inhaler at home–antibiotics; Annaliese chest cold, lungs clear, ears fine. Joni gets sore throat and cough. Starts inhaler to head it off early. Doug home from work.
Tue 2/3: Maddie complaining 2 am of ear pain; Walk-In Care later that a.m.; raging double ear infection, left ear bulging badly–different antibiotic; JD now complaining of ear pain–pediatrician’s office says antibiotic will handle that and prescribes ear drops; both off school Tue & Wed
Wed 2/4: Annaliese throws up first thing in the morning, Maddie holds her hair back while she vomits, fever 100-102 all day, sleeps on couch 6 hrs with a break for popsicle and ibuprofen and juice; 7pm blood curdling screams that ear hurts; Joni home alone with 3 sick kids wondering how to get to Walk In Care–call a couple sitters and the Pediatrician on call. More ibuprofen, by the time sitter arrives, Annaliese calm and back to sleep. Doctor calls–let her sleep. If she wakes up hysterical, head to the ER. Great. But definitely have her seen in the morning. Joni and Annaliese sleep on couches in living room.
Thurs 2/5: Maddie & JD back to school; Annaliese to pediatrician; Ear infection–near rupture; antibiotics and ear drops; Mom’s cold kicks into high gear-sinus and wheezing–increase inhaler; Doug’s cough and congestion recede–loses voice
You can’t make this stuff up. Somewhere in the back of my head, the overture from The Barber of Seville plays at breakneck pace. Don’t know it? Here you go. Well, at least one version of it anyway.