My Family

A rise in temperature

So when I took Madison to the doctor on Friday, he said that there were not seeing much flu but were seeing a ton of different viruses.  He said that it was a virus that Madison had and therefore there was not much he could do.  I asked him about my nieces birthday party and he explained that the viruses were hanging around for days/weeks and that if her temp was down she could go and if it was up he would stay home.  He explained that there was a possibility if could spike up and down for days.

When we woke up Saturday morning her temp was about 99.4 ish. She always runs higher than 98.6 and she seemed fine. She begged me to go to the party.  I decided to call my brother for his thoughts. We agreed that it would be a shame to have her miss it if she seemed fine and quit honestly, with all of the illness floating around I am very sure she was not the only person at that bowling alley not 100%!

We made it to the bowling party and went back to the house for a little while but it was not too long before she started to fade, and quickly.  On the way home we listened to her new Rick Charette CD, he performs children’s songs and was at her school the other day. She just loves him!  When we got home we put on some comfy jammies and watched a little TV waiting for Frank to get home from California.  The girls really hoped to wait up for him but at 9:15 is was obvious it was going to be a while so I put Madison to bed.  I am glad I did because we did not see Frank until 11:30!

Madison did not get out of bed this morning until about 9:30 which is unheard of in this house!  This child is typically up by 7am.  When she came downstairs he cheeks were red and she looked terrible.  Her temperature was 102. Did I cause this taking her out yesterday?  I hope not!  Oh well can not go back in time so through a mixture of motrin and tylenol and a day spent in warm jammies, she seems much better tonight.  Thankfully they are off from school tomorrow.

Hopefully we did not infect anyone…it was a very nice party!

Follow-up BPM surgeries, Post nipple reconstruction/revision

Yippie!

So the additional tests have presented a mixed bag I guess we could say.  Although I was hoping we could close the chapter on this book by the end of the year, the ovarian cyst found will require a repeat ultrasound in 2 months so not going to make the end of year mark.  I realize it is probably nothing, but after a year of CT scans, MRI’s, tests, surgery and non stop doctors appointments, not to mention an up coming surgery, it is a let down to still not be able to round the corner.

On the other hand, the long awaited, little anticipated colonoscopy was today and the results were great. No issues found!  The doctor says she sees no reason I can not wait 10 years before repeating the process.  Like everyone said before hand, the procedure itself was nothing but a nice nap.  The prep, well that was not as nice. Thankfully it is over!

Now the focus turns to something really important, my beautiful babies sixth birthday party.  Madi and I baked some brownies for the family portion of the party tomorrow.  The festivities will start at the girls Karate school with a Hello Kitty themed kids party.  Madison is thrilled!  She was bouncing off the walls as I finally got her into bed tonight.

Funny, I do not look forward to my birthdays as much.