4 Golden Eggs

4 Golden Eggs
our children

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sick Days

 Last week our oldest was sent home from school sick. Grant has had a cough for a long time but, no real other symptoms. Last Wednesday was the day he threw up in the van on the way to the doctor's office. It was the day we waited in the exam room for a long time and barely made it home in time for the school bus to drop off our triplets. That night it snowed.

Grant was diagnosed with an ear infection and pneumonia. Treatment: 10 days of amoxicillin two times a day.
We made it through the weekend. Grant started feeling a little better. He stayed inside while Max, Charlotte, and Ben played in the snow.
Monday was a school holiday. We went out and had the unfortunate adventure with the cat (see last post). We ate supper at Denny's and by the time I was tucking them all into their inflatable beds that night, Max, Charlotte and Ben were complaining of headaches, feeling sick and ears hurting. 
Ben said he couldn't hear out of his left ear. I called the school absent line Tuesday morning and left a message for all four of our children. Then I called the pediatrician again and we were back in the doctor's office. Diagnosis for the triplets: ear infections.
Treatment: Amoxicillin for 10 days two times a day. Our co-pay for each visit per child: $40. Total for four kids to see the doctor: $160. Ouch!
On our way home we stopped by the pharmacy again. This is what it takes to treat four ear infections and pneumonia in our house. The children line up and I pour out the medicine and they drink it. A 10 day routine. Twice a day.
We have lived in our pajamas for two days. Oh, and I've been fighting Lyme disease, a bad respiratory infection and I broke my toe. 
The nice things about sick days:
I get to spend more time with my children.
We've been watching the original Dennis the Menace on Netflix. The kids love it. I tell them, "don't get any ideas!"

I have a new obsession with Pinterest (an online pin board ~ eye candy really). You can check out my boards here.
I get to stay in my cozy fleece pajamas and a knitted hat my sister Trese made for me, and my fuzzy knee-high socks.
I get to sip hot tea and sit in front of the fireplace and blog.
Today Grant, Max and Charlotte made it to school. The medicine is working.
Ben is by my side playing with LEGO bricks.
He needs another "day off". He says, "I'm not 100% yet." 


  1. Yup, you had 4 golden eggs and the price of gold keeps going up! Well worth it, as you know. Once the pain is under control, sick days are priceless. There simply are NOT enough cuddle days in any of our lives!

  2. You have had a week of weeks, I would say, with the cat incident and the children being sick, and yourself not feeling well. But I am happy you were able to go to two favorite stores. I went to Amazon and ordered two books illustrated by Jackie Morris. She is an incredible artist. One book which came out in 2011, is 'The Cat and The Fiddle' with many vintage nursery rhymes with FULL page color illustrations. Jackie lives in Wales, U.K. And 'Tell Me a Dragon' which I had told you about already. The books came yesterday and they are amazingly illustrated with vibrant colors whimsically painted and drawn by a genius of an artist. I am glad the children are feeling better.


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