I was just thinking this morning about how life can throw you for a loop sometimes and then, well, it happened here at our house.
T Junior was warmer than normal when he got up this morning. I took his temperature and discovered he had a fever. Advil. Nap. He seemed better afterward. He played. He ate and drank. But then (I assume after the Advil wore off), he got very hot and lethargic. At dinnertime, his temperature was 103.
We gave him Advil and put him to bed. But mostly what worried me was his behavior and his fear of standing up or resistance to being touched much. The after-hours nurse said to check him throughout the night and then call back if he wasn’t improving.
An hour after bedtime, he still felt very hot. And I started to freak. I’m super paranoid about fevers because T Junior had a fever when he was five months old and it turned out to be salmonella sepsis (salmonella that seeps into the bloodstream). He was hospitalized for a week and he very well could have died, and it was the scariest thing I’ve ever been through in my life. I doubt I will ever get over it completely.
|T Junior in the hospital in 2008 — after the antibiotics kicked in.|
So, I try to be reasonable, but inside I was strrrrrrressssssssed. Add to that, I was supposed to get up before 5 a.m. Sunday to go run 20 miles with my awesome running buddy, Zoë.
I started to freak out, cry. I said, “Maybe I should cancel the 20,” and Mr. T nodded, but in an understanding way, which made me feel better. I was in the midst of contacting Zoë every way possible when Chelsea, another awesome running buddy, texted me. I told her what was going on and…basically she talked me off the ledge. And I got ahold of Zoë, and of course, she completely understands.
So grateful for my amazing friends.
And my husband. Tonight, Mr. T asked T Junior, “Do you have a man-cold?” And T Junior whimpered, “Yes.”
Twenty is going to have to wait. I’m a little upset about it. But. I’ve got a sick little boy who needs his mommy.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Hope he feels better soon! Sorry about your run – great attitude though!
Hope the little man feels better by now, and that you all get some much-needed rest. The 20 will be there when you're ready.
Try to think of it as a blessing….a little extra rest for your shin too. Missing one 20-miler does not make or break your marathon. Your son needs you right now and you made the right choice. Don't beat yourself up all day. 🙂 Everything happens for a reason. Hang in there!
Hope T Junior is feeling better! You still have plenty of time to fit a 20 miler in before your marathon. Have a great Mother's Day!
Poor little guy! I hope he returns to his normal hilarious self today! And happy mother's day, Kerrie!
Hope he's feeling better.
I hope he feels better soon! Happy mother's day!
Awww, poor lil guy! Hope he feels better soon…. and THEN you can get your 20 on. Happy Mother's Day Kerrie!
I hope that you little one gets to feeling better soon. The family always comes first, thats the world of a mom! Happy Mothers Day!
oh man, I hope your little one feels better soon.
Mr. T's man-cold comment made me smile 🙂 I hope he's all better soon. You did what needed to be done…you'll get that 20-miler done soon! Happy Mother's Day!
I missed my Mother's Day 10km run yesterday. A run I was really looking forward to, but my dog had an injury and I had to cancel. I was SO sad, pouting bigtime. Then I realized that this is all part of life and being home to look after my dog is way more important than one race (still disappointed as I write this!). Hope your little one is better soon!
I hope T Junior is on the mend!
Hope he is better by now. 🙁 Sounds like you have your priorities in order too Kerrie. that 20 miles will wait and you'll be glad you didn't run it stressed out and tired. I wish I would have made my 20 miles wait until things were right….hindsight 20/20. 🙂
Fitting that this happened the day before Mothers day.. You have your priorities in the right place. Are we running tomorrow?? Text me
oh, I'm so sorry, Kerri. that is awful and I totally understand how scary that can be. Hope he is better now. You are a mom first, runner 2nd. Your 20 will always be there to tackle.
I just found your blog through Twitter!Sorry about your sick little guy 🙁 My daughter was hospitalized when she was 3 weeks old with late-onset GBS and I agree it was the scariest thing I've ever been through with her! It really does change your perspective on things.Hope he's feeling better now and that you'll get your run in soon 🙂