Like most people I know, we’ve been sick around here for about 2 weeks. When you have four children it takes a while to cycle through the whole house. The people who were originally sick, Glen, Sanura, and Nevaeh are finally feeling better although now Glen is struggling with fall time allergies. Lincoln was just not getting better. I thought he was but then the night before last he was up coughing a lot so today I took him in to the doctor to have him looked at. His lungs and ears were good but his sinuses were clogged up and his throat was red, the diagnosis, a sinus infection. So not so bad, 10 days of the pink stuff and he should be better I hope! Adrian started coughing today so we’ll see what we end up with as time goes on for him.
I despise taking my kids to the doctor. Here is why (uh oh it’s a list )
- It seems as though any time I take one of the kids to the doctor they pick up some virus from the waiting room.
- It takes up much of the day. By the time you get them all ready to go, packed up in the car, get there and check in, wait for the insurance lady to check us in and pay our co-pay, go up to the doctor waiting room and wait for who knows how long(while trying to entertain kids), get called back (hallelujah!), wait in the exam room for who knows how long (while trying to entertain kids), talk to the doctor, and possibly go get a prescription if needed…don’t even get me started with the hullabaloo that causes! LOL Anyway, point is, it takes a lot of the day up!
- I never know when to take them! Are they sick enough to go? You don’t want to wait too long because you don’t want them to feel icky but also knowing many illnesses just need to “run their course” I don’t want to run to the doctor for every little illness! So usually I end up feeling silly for either not taking them soon enough, or for bringing them in at all!
- It’s expensive, even after our outrageous insurance payments, it’s still expensive.
So yeah, much of our day was spent running about doing doctor related things. Nevaeh forgot her princess figures in the doctor exam room. I was not about to go back to the clinic for them (shame on me!) so while we were waiting for Lincoln’s prescription we picked out a new little princess figure and got a few other things that we always seem to be running out of-bananas and milk. And a few things we didn’t need-fruit snacks and animal crackers. And then I blew my diet with lunch at McDonalds because I didn’t feel like making something after running around all morning. I probably could have ordered more calorie smart at McDonalds but I didn’t. Oh well…sigh!
So that was my day with the little ones. Time goes too fast after the kids finally get home from school. I hadn’t even realized that it was past their bedtime tonight because I was loving hanging out with them so much. We finally got them in bed and they had a story and now I’m sitting in the quiet. It’s pretty nice to do that too though.