-going to the Botanical Gardens with good friends. Expect a great day. Don't forget to pack chair that I sold on craigslist.
-get to the gardens to discover that child in charge of packing chair packed wrong chair.
-the gardens are beautiful but it is sure hot.
-get home, notice that Peter seems hot to the touch. Give him cool bath.
-Peter is still hot. Take temperature. It is 103.
-Google heat stroke in infants. Freak out. Head to ER.
-Doc thinks it is only a virus. Big sigh of relief, still feeling guilty about taking him out on hot day.
-get home. make pizza. watch movie. Peter still has fever.
Thursday, July 18
-long, long night. Peter's fever is so high. Over 104 most of night. Many cool baths.
-start packing for trip that may not happen if he is not better.
-this fever just won't break. Keep giving meds and cool baths.
-decide to postpone trip for one day. maybe we can still make it to the reunion.
-Oh, my. Sophie's birthday! She is 21. Will have to postpone going out for birthday lunch. Baby too sick.
-mushroom burgers for the birthday girl. turkey variety for the other kids.
-black bean brownies for dessert. Taste too good to be made with beans.
Friday, July 19
-marathon laundry day as we prepare to leave early tomorrow for WV.
-Peter still has fever.
-make dinner and stay up till 1 am packing.
Saturday, July 20
-decide to travel even though Peter still has fever. Not as high.
-realize we are in WV when we get behind truck on highway with shirtless men sitting on truck tailgate.
-go through big storm. Tree downed a power line. Fire dept. directing traffic around wires in road.
-finally make it to the family reunion! So glad we decided to come.
-kids in creek. time slowing down. nerves of past 2 days calming.
Sunday, July 21
-breakfast in hotel. Feed Peter some yogurt.
-go to Mass at pretty Church. Good sermon about Martha and Mary.
-finally! I think Peter's fever is gone.
-go visit with family.
-explore Nana's attic, find really cool old electric stove
-wonder how to make stove fit in my kitchen.
-kids in pool, I am chatting with family.
-pizza on grill, head back to hotel.
Monday, July 22
-get ready to head home
-notice Peter has little rash on face, chest, and back.
-regret feeding him yogurt.
-say our good-bye's. get emotional.
-Peter is looking worse. Start freaking out about the yogurt.
-call doctor. suggests heading to ER.
-stop and buy some Benadryl.
-call sister and have her look up rashes. now thinking it is related to fever.
-pull into Ft. Eustis to discover there is no ER. Head home.
-look up roseola and feel confident that is what is going on.
-send Tony for take out.
Tuesday, July 23
-realize I have been typing August throughout post. go back and edit.
|Team "Reostison's" at the botanical gardens|
|He doesn't look like he is about to have a 5 day fever fest.|
|Reunion time! My 98 year old grandmother in the middle, her 2 sons, 4 of her granddaughters, and 10 of her great-grandchildren.|
|The old barn and chicken coop.|
|The gravel drive is gone and the tracks are barely visible anymore.|
|This is how it is in WV!|