Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Home Once Again

Well, Olivia and I are home today. She had a sore throat yesterday, but no other symptoms and not real bad. Last night she was crying in bed a few times and when I went to her her body was practically convulsing from swallowing, she wasn't even awake. I woke her the second time and took her to the kitchen to take her temp. Only 99, but still. I took her up to bed with me. Every (what felt like anyway) 5-10 min she would cry and convulse with swallowing. I gave her Tylenol finally around 12 and she was able to sleep. We went to the doctor at 11 today and she said that it's similar to hand, foot, and mouth disease. It's a virus and she has many little "blisters" all over her throat. No prescription to help, but she said to give her Motrin every 6 hours through the day and Benedryl? at night to help her sleep. I asked about returning to school and she said as soon as she feels up to it she can go (she'll be there tomorrow!). :)

But - I did take full advantage of the day. I finally finished painting the kitchen (I'll post before and after pics soon), worked on laundry, put away a big basket of the boys clean clothes, worked on taking down the last of the wallpaper border from my attic room, and finished a book I was reading. Olivia and I just finished a snack (she took a 3 hour nap and just got up) and we're about to head to Lowe's for paint for the attic room before picking up the boys. So, at least I was able to get a bunch done, I feel good about that! :)


Robin said...

Poor baby! I hope she is feeling better! But how great to get a lot of chores done!

Julie said...

I do not know how you are so productive with 3 kids- it is all i can do to get the laundry cleaned- much less folded and put away!!! Hope she feels better- I hate that hand mouth foot thing!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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