Monday, August 07, 2006

Simmering nicely...

Jack's fever is still not gone. It was 101.2 tonight when we put him to bed, although he had a very happy and playful day. He is acting totally normal except the fact that he's a hot potato. Absolutely no other symptoms have surfaced, so we have nothing to go on. We're not inclined to do more tests as none of the prior ones have helped at all. And of course, now the medical bills are piling up, especially after two ER visits during vacation.

Yesterday Jack vomited a little while sitting on the couch and playing -- it just came from nowhere. The doc said he may have overexerted himself after having fever for so long. He took a nap and woke up happy as usual.

This has been such a strange and exhausting time. Yesterday while coming home from church, we saw some guys playing baseball at the field by our house. They clearly were from the semi-pro league (the Houston Men's Amateur Baseball League, or HMABL) that I used to play in. I said, "You know, one day the kids won't be sick anymore." Jamie smiled and agreed that one day that would be the case. And so we keep on.

Couple of other tidbits:

  • At one point today Samantha called out, "My panties are a little bit wet." Jamie said OK, and next thing she knew Samantha came around the corner totally, stark naked and holding some shorts on a hanger. Not a shred of clothing on her. Shirt, shorts, socks... nothing. What can I say, the girl likes to be dry.
  • When I came home from my one-day business trip to Phoenix recently, there was a limo driver in the baggage claim area holding up a sign for "Sam Cowart". Sam is a linebacker for the Houston Texans, having previosly played for the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans. I knew my mom would've been proud if I'd chatted up the driver and waited to meet an NFL player, but I was too tired and didn't have it in me. Maybe next time. At least I did get to meet rookie quarterback Vince Young (and his posse) at the airport a few months ago.


FishrCutB8 said...

Sorry to hear his fever is back up. What's going on with the doctors? More tests? Theories? Guesses?

Redlefty said...

No plan, yet, other than to call the doc at 8:32 (they open at 8:30) and see what he says. I am NOT taking him back in unless we are going to do something else besides a CBC.

This morning for his diaper change he was violently opposed to getting a clean one, and at =reakfast he's been quite grumpy and on edge...but no fever. :)

God, please be with us; keep us under your wing of protection. Guide us in the path to heal our baby. Thank you God for Jesus, who bridged our gap, for the Spirit that groans for us, and for our Father who holds us so close. We long for a life with you some day! Amen

thanks for your concern, Fish.


hardrox said...

Are you sure Jack is not getting into your stash of HotRox?

Very sorry to hear this isn't resolved yet. At least he's happy & playful some/most of the time. Nothing worse than constant crying over something you can't control.

Hang in there. We're pulling for you.

FishrCutB8 said...

Talitha Kum...

Mark 5:36

My prayers are with you....