Monday, December 14, 2009

What a Day

Today was my first day back at work and Miles's first day at daycare. Jamie got off on time this morning with the two kids, with only one small meltdown from Gisèle, who wanted to open the car door herself after I had already opened it. All in all, a good start to the day. Jamie checked on Miles periodically during the day and reported that he was doing great - lots of smiles, and he hadn't cried once.

As I was leaving work this afternoon, I got a call from Jamie. The daycare had just reported that Gisèle had a fever of 103. It was 4:15, and the pediatrician's office closed at 5:00, so I called to see if they could stay open long enough for Jamie to get there with Gisèle. Because of the high fever, they agreed. I met Jamie there, and he let me know that the 20-minute drive had been a non-stop crying fest from both kids. He fed Miles while I held a crying little girl who was obviously not feeling good. The Dr. did an RSV test that immediately came back positive, and he said that Miles was likely to catch it as well. We got the 2 kids out to the car and left in the pouring rain.

On the way home, the street we take to our neighborhood was inexplicably closed. We detoured to a farther route and sat with all of the other cars that had detoured. At one point, Jamie texted to ask "Could this day get any worse?" My response: "Don't tempt fate."

So far, the day is ending well, though. Gisèle is a bit cranky, but has pee-peed in the potty twice, and Miles has been in a good mood and is now napping. Jamie just brought a pyjamaed Gisèle over to say night-night, and I'll just have to say a prayer that tomorrow goes well. It'll be the girls at home (so much for me being back at work), and the boys at work/daycare.

I'll close with a photo of Gisèle in her Halloween costume since it fits the theme.


Brandi said...

I'm sorry Gisele isn't feeling well :( Hopefully you don't end up at home on your own with two sick kids at any point!! I love you, and I hope everyone is healthy again soon!!

Mindy said...

I am so sorry to hear this. We'll be praying for all of you.

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