Thursday, July 5, 2007

Chicken Pox? Apparently Not.

Raiden has sprouted spots this week. He was feeling very poorly the previous week. So, I thought that he may, perhaps, might possibly be infected with Chicken Pox.

The timing would be just right as we are hosting an extended family BBQ this weekend.

In my uncertainty, I made the poor, itchy boy an appointment at the doctor's. Of course, since I made the call, all symptoms ground to a halt. He slept wonderfully the night before his appointment - his first good sleep in two weeks. He didn't need any more Benedryl or baking powder baths to help with the itch. No new spots emerged. Just my luck.

We had a lovely appointment with Dr.A. Whatever the spots are (I suspect hives), they are most definitely not Chicken Pox. Raiden and I filled in Dr.A on his kidney situation as we had been seeing his partner-in-practice, Dr.W. for the recent kidney related problems. Dr.A. has very nicely given us an invitation to call at any time and he will do his best to have us seen immediately for an emergency ultrasound. You may recall we're trying to catch a kidney problem in progress. This is a great ace in my pocket becasue as close as we are, it's not always convenient to pack up and drive the two hours plus-waiting-time-in-Emerg to CHEO.

Have I mentioned how much I love our family doctors? Great guys. I probably shouldn't brag about the house calls they'll do for us. So I'll just say that we enjoy wonderful, considerate treatment. I'm going to be lost when they retire.

So, onward and upward. I'm excited to have Brian's family over tomorrow. I think the last time we were all together like this may have been at my wedding. My wonderful Mother In Law is bringing me a very special something that I will share with you next week. It's something for the bedroom. How's that for a teaser?!

Happy weekend all. Hug your kids and anyone else you love. Enjoy every day and take lots of pictures.

1 comment:

oom said...

Glad it isn't the pox!!! Though that does give a whole new meaning to "A pox on you!"...or perhaps it is an old meaning...(?) I'll have to look that up.

And ROFLMBO at what your MIL might be bringing. My former MIL gave me a flannel nightgown - covered chin to the floor. I won't even delve into what she might have been trying to tell me.....

Enjoy the day!