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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

For this we get a sticker

As the great world of women bloggers gets all gussied up for Blogher, I spent 2 hours and $15 to unravel the mystery of the boy child's on-again, off-again affair with a high evening fever. Conclusion: must be a tough virus. Dumb ass. (I swear he thought it.)

Wow. Really?

I mean, why do I even read the guidelines for when to call the doctor? Yes, he did do a chest X-ray and yes, he agreed that the lymph nodes are visibly swollen in his neck. He said if the fever keeps coming back at night, we need to do some blood work. And that he seems fine right now, the very thing I told the nurse when we arrived. He seems fine until he curls up in a little ball with 20 blankets, sleeping and sweating and needing mamalove.

Enter the moaning.

I'll try to keep it to a minimum.

Back to Blogher. (No segue in sight, just directly back to the place my wandering mind takes us. Wee. It's a roller coaster.) Many of the talented bloggers that I love from a distance, like a good stalker should, are headed for Chicago right about now. I am jealous, and a bit relieved. Jealous because, sweet juniper, it sounds like a splendid time, equal parts classroom and cavorting - a few of my favorite things. But y'all sound so fancy with your shiny, newly colored hair and pretty tootsies. I am not a complete troll, but another year to plan my fabulous debut may be in order.

(Bad Mom and I are in 'next year' talks. Beware.)

So for now, I am pouring myself a cup of tea and headed to the park before swimming lessons begin. Or Zack melts into a puddle. I imagine I have but a few good hours left in the day - I think I will take them in the sun, with a book in hand.

8 comments:

stephanie said...

In talks, indeed! Between the conference and my 40th birthday trip to Ireland (right, honey??), I will have a travelicious summer next year. Wish me luck...And sending money wouldn't hurt.

Bad Dad said...

Boy, I thought it was bad that I had to find out how Stephanie was doing by reading her blog (my wife, Bad Mom), but now I have to come here for the news! A few good sub jobs and you two will be set. Greg and I can take the kids to a smash-up derby or something equally manly. -Stu

The Wonderfully Boring World of The Planters said...

My nephew had the same strange sickness last year. His lymphnode in is throat swelled so bad that the whole side of his face looked huge and swollen. He had the weird on again, off again fever. The swelling lasted a week or so before subsiding. As I recall he didn't need any meds. Good luck and I hope he gets feeling better.

Lisa Milton said...

I know I'm a little crazy, plotting a trip to a place/date that hasn't even been announced, but there it is. Crazy in a nutshell.

(Greg sometimes forgets to read my blog. I know, shameful. But then he's not in the loop. You heard it here first.)(Although he will say he read this post. I caught him last night. Yay, honey.)

Zack seems a little better today; the swelling has gone down. Tuesday night he looked like he mumps, or at least what I imagine they would look like. Thanks for the well wishes.

(We didn't opt for meds or blood work yet. I'm hoping for a virus and an effective immune system, doing its job.)

stephanie said...

Um, yeah, I meant to say I hope Zack is not gravely ill. Instead of blabbering on about myself and traveling and sending money...I'm the best friend ever.

Suzanne said...

Your no-segue-in-sight roller coaster rides are nice... "weee", indeed!

Almost all of my trips to the pediatrician end in "yeah, they have a fever. not much you can do". The one time I didn't take my son directly in (because I didn't want to look like a panic stricken ninny), my son had full-on bronchitis. Then I looked like a horrible mom for not getting him in to the doctor sooner... wadda ya gonna do??

CamiKaos said...

I hope by now he's feeling better...

I am thinking of blogher next year as well...

Lisa Milton said...

Mr. Zack finally developed a cough, so the virus theory won. Big, happy surprise.