Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sick Baby

Since about Friday, William has had bouts of unexplained crankiness. At first I attributed them to the sudden attack of summer weather we've had in the last few days. William takes after his Daddy in terms of heat tolerance. Then during the weekend I developed a sore throat, which reminded me that I'd seen William testing his gag reflex. I thought he had just learned a new trick, but now I was beginning to wonder if my baby had a sore throat.

On Sunday we were supposed to go to a barbecue hosted by one of William's Early Years Centre friends, but it was cancelled due to a child sickness epidemic that we may or may not have started (I took William to the Early Years Centre on Friday despite his cranky demeanor).

On Monday, my parents and I had planned to go to my convocation (because I finally graduated from my ryerson magazine publishing certificate), but I opted out because a) William and I were sick and tired, and b) the geniuses at Ryerson wanted me to be there 2 hours early, which meant 7:30 am on a Monday morning. (This for a program that only held courses in the evenings to accomodate people's jobs). My parents still wanted to celebrate my graduation though, so they brought me lunch and we swam in the pool. In hindsight, swimming with possible sickness may not have been the best idea, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Plus I sun-screened my baby so I still get some good mother points.

This morning William's crankiness reasserted itself, so my husband and I went to the walk-in clinic (with William, of course). The doctor found that William didn't have a sore throat, he had an ear infection. (So much for my sleuthing powers). Anyway, we got a jar of bubblegum-flavoured antibiotics (why don't adult anti-biotics come flavoured? Youth is wasted on the young.) This is William's very first prescription, which I'm told is quite remarkable. However, it may have more to do with my lack of attentiveness to whatever symptoms he may have experienced in the past, rather than evidence of William's amazing immune system.


zydeco fish said...

Congrats on graduating. I guess you'll be running off to publish some magazines now, right?

Becca said...

Congratz on graduating Jen!

I hope you guys all feel better soon.

Betsy said...

Congratulations on your graduation. If you hadn't done "magazines" you and Kate wouldn't have connected and I wouldn't be one of your blog fans!!

Just gotta say "Yeah" for the power of breast milk...like William, my kids had such a healthy baby year and all the research will tell you (what Moms have proved for thousands of years) a big part of that is the antibodies etc. in good, fresh human milk!!
Hope William is feeling much better now!

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