Wednesday, 21 May 2008

One Sick Kid

On Friday night we had a lovely meal at Arnie's. We picked this restaurant namely for it's delicious desserts. It also has really good sandwiches, but who doesn't plan a meal based around dessert every now & then? Asher ate really well. He had a whole grilled cheese sandwich plus lots of fries. Then came time for the cakes & ice cream. Asher didn't want to be left out, so he partook of the desserts as well. All was fine until we walked into the hotel door & he promptly expunged his dessert & dinner.

Saturday we went off to Chad's Graduation. We stopped by the babysitter's to drop Asher off only to be told that her house had been infected w/ strep throat. So Asher got to see his daddy graduate from Seminary afterall. Chad had said numerous times that he wanted Asher to be there at Grad & I had jokingly told him that would be fine as long as Chad looked after him then. I realized once we pulled into the parking lot that I haddn't really dressed Asher for an appearance at graduation, but no one commented on his dressed down outfit.

After grad we went to Russ' for a light lunch before the party. Asher didn't want his hot dog. He just wanted fruit, so we were trying to get him to eat a few bites of hot dog to no avail. Then off to the party we went. Asher was quite tired & slept for awhile in Grandpa Vos' truck & then just wanted to cuddle w/ Chad or I. Grandma & Grandpa took him back to the hotel for a nap while Chad & I stayed to chat w/ our friends we hadn't seen in the last year.

We all met for dinner at the Grand Rapids Brewing Co. We didn't even get the bread delivered to the table before the trouble started. Chad was talking to his brother-in-law at the opposite end of the table w/ Asher when Asher delivered his hot dog. So off I went to the hotel w/ Asher for a clean-up & early bedtime. We got back to the hotel to discover that we didn't have keys to get in, so back to the Brewing Co. In the parking lot Asher puked some more just so I could learn just how hard it is to clean a car seat.

I finally got him home, washed, & in bed & was just starting on the car seat, & boy was I starting in on the car seat! It is impossible to take the cover off our car seat. You can get it mostly off, but the last few places that it's attached are impossible to remove. I was getting quite frustrated. Who designs car seats, that children sit & puke in, that can't be washed properly? We ended up wiping it w/ a hot cloth & spraying it liberally w/ Febreeze.

So after 2 days of feeling quite hot ( we didn't have a thermometer along). we finally got home & discovered Asher had a fever of 103.9. Chad took him to the Dr last night b/c he maintained a high fever all day as well, & Asher has his first case of Strep Throat!

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