Isn't summer about the worst time to be sick . . . well, I guess maybe Christmas would be worse. Poor little Maddy has a nasty summer virus which came with a very high fever and sore throat. It started a couple days ago and finally today, the fever is gone, but her throat still hurts. Being the sometimes neurotic mother that I am, I ran her to the doc yesterday because I thought she had strep throat. Evidently not -- as the strep test came back negative. She has just been so worn out and not eating much as her throat hurts. I can tell she's starting to feel a bit better as she asked for a McD's happy meal today and was able to eat some fries.
And the Rickster had to go in for an upper GI yesterday. Evidently they give you some pretty good drugs ahead of time for that procedure. He came home in the best mood, remembers nothing of the test which involved swallowing a camera and had the nicest, longest nap yesterday afternoon. Am not sure what all the results of that test mean, as I am not a doctor and do not play one on TV! But, the docs are still trying to figure out his blood work issues before rescheduling the new hip, so we will wait and see.