"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, June 08, 2012

Poor kiddo

My friends, my summer has gotten off to a rip roaring start. I spent part of the afternoon at the doctor's office with Joey. Poor kiddo...yesterday was his last day of 5th grade, the last day of elementary school. Today, he ended up at the doctor's office. I have to admit that he missed Wednesday afternoon of school this week because he came home with a migraine and later that evening he spiked a temp. But, his fever had broken and I didn't want him to miss the festivities planned for the 5th graders. I made the decision he was well enough to go in yesterday for the festivities. It may have been the wrong decision.

Joey had a great time with the school festivities, went to lunch with the family, and spent the afternoon playing with his best friend. But, late in the day yesterday, Joey started complaining that his throat hurt. He said it felt like he had a fever blister towards the back of his mouth. By this morning, his temp had returned (but at least was lower than the other day) and his throat hurt so much that he couldn't swallow pills. We hit closer to lunch time and Joey admitted he wanted to go get checked...which I was glad for because, honestly, I was worried it was strep.

The doc checked him out and is almost 100% certain that it isn't strep. He thinks it is a virus but, he ran a culture just to be sure. The poor kid is miserable and the reason his throat hurts so much is he has canker sores (from the virus) all over the back of his mouth/throat. Hopefully, the virus will have mostly run it's course by Monday (please God...Joey's suppose to start sports camp at the Y) and, until then, we treat with motrin, tylenol, and numbing throat spray.