Edward was sent home with a fever yesterday (100.2 which is basically his keep warm crockpot temperature but ok.) Edward is new to the significance of the nurse's office so at first he resisted the teacher who tried to escort him there from the cafeteria where he was listless or glass-eyed or whatever it was that raised her concern. Edward was afraid he was going to have to spend the rest of the day at the nurse so he explained that he would rather be in class even if he didn't feel well. I can only imagine the shock that this newfound devotion to his studies must have engendered but regardless he was overborne and I was called.
I didn't really understand what was worrying him until we were in the car and he asked, "Are you going to bring me back to school today?"
I said no and he cheered yay! yay! yay! and then spontaneously composed a rather clever little jingle that rhymed "ouch" with "mommy and me on the couch."
I fear we have created a new Phantom of the Nurse's Office but we shall see.
Anyway the nurse told me that they request 24 hours fever-free so... they'd hope to see him by Wednesday and she'd just go ahead and mark him absent for tomorrow. Which was today. So I had a not-really sick Edward kicking around all day.
Meanwhile the office for Patrick's ENT called at 7:30 this morning to tell me that his doctor was sick. They offered a nurse practioner in her stead and although I REALLY wanted to get him into his ENT I accepted because I was afraid they would start babbling about November 22nd again although they're probably on February 5th by now.
It wound up being a good decision. The nurse practioner was excellent and diagnosed his sinus infection from practically across the room. She put him on the stuff that has been the most effective in the past and added a topical something something as well because... I don't remember. Anyway. In addition to dealing with his immediate issue she said that she wanted to see him (along with his ENT) two weeks after he finished the drugs so they can gauge how he is doing. They never do this and I always think they should because we have had any number of times that the drugs failed to fully knock out his infection and he would always get worse weeks later. So I am pleased but when she heard the description of his recent headaches she said that it really sounded like he is starting to get migraines either because of or in addition to the sinus infections, and she would advise us to look into that as well. Although I had been wondering the same thing I feel slightly depressed. I wouldn't wish migraines on anyone; certainly not my beloved Patrick.
So Patrick has yet another sinus infection and may be starting migraines. Expletive.I had a rotten day and I hope yours was better.