The Snot Fairy has come to visit my house again, and she brought fevers with her. How generous!
The baby had a runny nose over the weekend, which I attributed to a budding new tooth, and had a very low grade fever. Didn't even break my stride, got out the bulb suction, and baby fever reducer, marched on.
DD#1 woke up with a little bit of a sore throat, and a little sniffle, but it's been raining off and on since, oh, Christmas. Off she went to school. And upon her return she announced how bad she felt and came to give me a hug, where I discovered that she was ON FIRE! Drugged her up, slathered her down with Vapor Rub, handed her a steaming cup of Hot Apple Cider.
It's a good thing that earlier I asked DS#2 what he wanted for supper and he loudly proclaimed "Veggie's Soup, with chicken bits". He dragged over his stool to pick out the frozen bags from the freezer, here's what made last night's cut. 1 lb Lima beans, 1 lb Peas and carrots mix (the kind where the carrots are lil cubes), 1 lb corn, 2 cans Garlic and Onion stewed tomatoes, 20 oz diced chicken breast, half a gallon of water and 3 packets of Saz`on Goya (Coriander & annatto) (found I'm assuming in the Hispanic section, I'm assuming because I get mine from my neighbor, who gets hers from her dad in NY via the mail, and he's from Panama originally) and 1 lb of Lentils. I think this soup would have been better over rice instead of adding the lentils to the pot, live and learn tho. Just bring everything to a boil and let it simmer for an hr or so, turn it down as low as you can and let it hang out till supper. Alternately you could do this in a Crock Pot and start it out on high and then turn it to low, but I didn't think of that till just now.
DD#1 was thrilled to hear the news about soup for supper, said I was a genius and sang my praises all through the meal. Till I sent her to bed a full hour early. Cause what was I thinking right? Sick kid in bed early resting?
Now, back to that Snot Fariy, she was here again last night cause both boys woke up with fevers and snot. So I passed out more drugs, which I'm grateful for, don't get me wrong. I'm glad I live in an age where I don't have to worry about my children dieing from common colds. But there is something to be said about how GOOD the meds make them feel. Ever try telling a house full of children (that still have snot running down their faces) that just because their fever is gone because of the medicine, that they're not really better all the way, and then have to console them in a few hrs when said medicine wears off and they're wiped out again? I'm not sure if the solution is half doses or a dose (to stave off the worst of the fever) or a dose and a lil extra (to encourage a nap)?
I hope don't catch this new bug, because I'm still not 100% from the last batch of goodies the Snot Fairy left for us. And if the baby is still running a fever tomorrow I'm going to see if I can get a Dr apt for her cause 4 days of (even a low grade) fever and snot is enough.