Sick kids

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Wed, 10-22-2003 - 4:43pm

Got a call from the school nurse Mon. AM that Sam wasn't feeling well. I wasn't that surprised, since he was dragging a little that morning. While I was on the phone with her, Rachel walked in! She had a fever. I picked them both up :-( It actually wasn't a total coincidence they called at the same time, because it was during a short break they get in the morning.


They're still home today! This "thing", whatever it is, includes both a stuffy nose and intestinal discomfort. Of course, my 2 have somewhat differenct symptoms, as usual ;-) Rachel is mostly intestingal discomfort - lots of gas pains, etc. plus a little bit of a stuffy nose. Sam is very stuffy and coughing a bit, complaining of a bit of a bell ache. Oy vey! I hope they can go to school tomorrow. It's the kind of thing where they are fine for a lot of the day, but feel lousy on and off. Rachel's anxiety kicks in with the tummy ache, so then she gets nervous about going to school that she won't feel well.


Plus... I don't know whether to push fluids for the intermittent fever/stuffy nose, or not push them because of the belly ache! I'm good with the home remedies, so I've found a balance, but it's hard to know what to do with these kids!


I was very impressed with their homeroom teacher, who is also their math teacher, and Sam's English and Reading teacher. I sent her an e-mail at 7, and by 7:30 I had their class notes and homework assignments via e-mail. It was great, and I wish more teachers were so accessible. I even responded with a question, and she got back to me in between classes.


So, I did a little homeschooling math lesson today with my 2, very different, students ;-) Sam claimed he knew the material and huffed when I insisted he listen to the class notes while I reviewed them with Rachel. Rachel wanted everything explained at least twice (I have no problem with that, but led to more "huffing and sighing" on Sam's part. LOL! I don't know how home-schoolers do it! Anyway, the homwork for math is done at least. Now we'll call the boy who was supposed to bring home their other assignments...


Thanks for listening!


Janet


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Wed, 10-22-2003 - 5:54pm

((((Janet)))), hope your are hale and hearty

Sherrie Rainbow

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Wed, 10-22-2003 - 7:18pm

Oooo, I love those little boy/girl twins you put in for me ;-)


Thanks for the hugs and support.

Janet


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Fri, 10-24-2003 - 12:11pm

Hope this find Sam and Rachel feeling much better!!


Best Always,

Sherrie
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Sherrie Rainbow

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Fri, 10-24-2003 - 3:54pm

Thanks for remembering us, Sherrie. It's been a tough week. Rachel and Sam went back to school yesterday, but Sam was still complaining about joint pain, which Rachel never had with this virus. Initially, I thought it was due to his fever, but he doesn't have a fever anymore. Today, we went to the doctor and then for bloodwork :-( We won't know what that shows until next week, of course. The doc did not detect any swelling. His knees and shoulders bother him the most, but his elbows, wrists and ankles have also earned complaints. Sam is *not* one to complain or try to miss school. We'll see if he has Lyme's disease, or whatever. Meanwhile, we're giving him Advil.


Rachel was so sweet this morning. When Sam wasn't in the room with us, and while Sam was still deciding whether or not he could go to school while I tried to get through to the doctor, Rachel told me that Sam looked terrible in school yesterday. "He was slumped over his papers Mom. He looked really bad."


I'll keep you posted...

Janet


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Fri, 10-24-2003 - 8:51pm

((((Janet)))),


Yes, please do keep us updated on the results of the bloodwork.

Sherrie Rainbow