Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that this has been a really rough week for me. The kids got sick last weekend with high fevers and then developed a weird rash, which I later determined was roseola.
Everything I’ve read said that the rash should only hang around for 1-2 days, and this is the second day and it’s still going strong! Last night was absolutely horrible…
I got maybe two hours of sleep total, but it was broken up into 15 minute increments. Kelvin was so itchy and it kept waking him up. I didn’t have anything to put on it and the Walgreens that is half a block from us isn’t a 24-hour one. Believe me, if it was, I would have done whatever it took to get there….walked in the rain with women’s rain boots if I had to! It was bad. I did try putting Vick’s Vaporub on it (a remedy I read about online), but it didn’t seem to do much good.
So I ended up laying on his floor for several hour-long sessions. And then as soon as I would get up and go back to my bed, he would wake up within the next 15 minutes. And then I started running a fever. I had chills and my teeth were chattering and I felt horrible. Luckily ibuprofen fixed that quick!
I got to Walgreens this morning and bought Caladryl and a Benedryl topical spray, so hopefully we’ll have a better night tonight. We’d better….this mama is wiped out!
Posted: August 13th, 2010 under Random Thoughts.