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Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday!  This week has been a long one.  I was really hoping to blog everyday this week, but that didn't happen.  Sometimes, when life happens, certain things have to take a seat on the back burner.  And life has definitely been happening to us to lately.

This past week alone we've had to take the car to the shop, visit an Urgent Care, battle a bad cold virus and today we ended up at the pediatrician's.  I'm feeling more than a little worn out, tired and stressed.  This brings me to the first thing that I'm thankful for- this week coming to a close!  See ya!

So, the cold germs invaded us once again, but thankfully this time it was only me and JJ.  I was grateful that Moo didn't get sick because we probably would have had to keep her out of school and it's too early in the school year to be missing school.  I wasn't grateful that JJ's cold got so bad we had to take him to Urgent Care on Monday.  He had a high fever and at one point had started to cry uncontrollably.  I didn't want to have to wait 3 hours in a hospital waiting room and his pediatrician's office has a bit of a wait during the afternoons.  Therefore, Urgent Care it was.

I'm grateful that we were seen within 15 minutes of our arrival.  They did test him for the Enterovirus because he had most of the symptoms and that freaked me out big time.  That virus has been putting kids (and adults) in the hospital left and right.  Thankfully, his test came back negative.  They also tested him for strep throat and that came back negative too, (Thank God!)

This morning we woke up and found him covered in mystery hives.  I'm talking head to toe covered.  Seriously, he has hives in head, on his face, arms, chest, legs, feet, everywhere.  I freaked out again and after dropping Moo off to school, we booked it the pediatrician.  They tested him for Scarlet Fever and strep again.  Both tests came negative and I let out a sigh of relief.  While, we left without an official dignosis, I'm thankful that what they thought it could be, it wasn't and that we have some a boatload of steroid creams that should clear him up within a week. 

I'm thankful that Moo is still enjoying school.  She's made a few more friends.  They're not kids in her class, but I don't care.  The important thing is that she's making friends and learning how to build a friendship.  I'm thankful that she confides in me.  A lot of parents have complained that they have to pry for information on how their child's day at school went, but not me.  Moo starts sharing aspects from her day with me from the time she gets in the car until we go to bed.  I love it!

JJ is making more progress with his speech.  He can now answer yes or no to simple questions.  His list of words include "cheese," "chips," "drink," "Tom (short for Thomas the Train)," "go," "duck," "toast," and "juice."  We're so proud of him and thankful for all the progress he is making.  He's definitely more talkative and chattery during the day.

I'm also thankful that the holiday season is upon us.  Moo has been talking about Halloween and I've been busy planning for Thanksgiving and did my first bit of Christmas shopping today.  I'm also thankful for all the support I've been getting on my vlogs from my YouTube Mommy Meetup group members.  Those ladies are starting to grow me.

What are you thankful for this week?

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  1. These viruses are a mess. I am going to go old school and get some cod liver oil and castor oil. Thankful that the tests came back negative that was a sigh of relief hope next week looks a little better for you.

  2. Like you grateful that it is over! Nothing out of the ordinary I just feel like my balance was off and I was moody.

    Glad to hear that Moo is making friends. School can be such a difficult transition for some children. I hope baby boy feels better soon. Earlier this year Addison had a run in with Scarlet fever and it isn't fun. Glad it wasn't that.

  3. I'm thankful you and JJ do not have that virus!! That is scary especially with us Mamas who have babies that have had breathing issues in the past. Is it possible that the hives are due to antibiotics? I believe the same thing happened to my daughter last year, she was misdiagnosed with Scarlet Fever, but a second doctor said it was due to a reaction, which is common from antibiotics in children.
    I cannot wait to have my first Halloween here. I'm actually not ready for holiday stress, but I cannot wait for the holidays...
    I'm glad Moo is making friends and loving school. And good job Mr. JJ!
    Wishing you a less stressful week, Mama!
    Here's a link about the amoxicillin rash

  4. Wow! You've had a lot going on. Praying everyone stays healthy and that we all steer clear of that virus. So scary!