Monday, February 13, 2006
When the bus showed up this morning, I had to physically carry Daniel on again. However, once on the bus, he went directly to his seat and climbed in. Then he waved to Emma and me through the window - smiling and without tears.
Now I have two other problems to deal with - Daniel came home from school early on Friday because he had a fever and wasn't acting like himself. Friday night/Saturday morning his temp was 103/104. As long as I kept Tylenol and/or Motrin in him on Saturday the fever stayed down. I kept him home from church Sunday morning and he seemed fine (no fever all day). This afternoon I picked him up after school and his fever has come back tonight (102). In addition to the fever he pulls his legs up and cries - just like he used to do when his bladder infection would rear its ugly head. That's problem #1. I'm taking him to the pediatrician tomorrow morning to see what I can find out.
Now, problem #2 -- Emma...she's been fine until last night. She went to bed around 9:00pm and woke up crying about 10:30pm. I took her downstairs with me and she laid with me on the sofa until I went to bed about 11:30pm. She was still awake but went back to bed without complaining...and slept through the rest of the night. Today, she's been fine all day...we played, read books, she took a good 2 1/2 hour nap...all seemed fine. Until she got up from her nap. For 2 hours (off and on) she would just start crying for no apparent reason. She didn't eat much dinner but afterward she seemed fine...she has no fever and went to bed about 9:00pm without complaining. At about 11:15pm she started crying. Whenever I start to go check on her she settles down; hopefully she'll sleep comfortably the rest of the night. My plan is to take her to school tomorrow and just ask the pediatrician about it while I'm there with Daniel (it's just too difficult still to deal with both of them at the doctor's office at the same time). If they want to see her I'll see if I can take her in later in the day. Hopefully they'll say everything's fine with Daniel and I can take him to school - I'd hate for him to miss school on Valentine's Day.
It's now 11:30pm and all is quiet. I think I'll take advantage of that and try to get some sleep myself. I hope you each have a great Valentine's Day!
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Daniel loves going to school...he is at the elementary school 5 days a week now (and not at the church at all for preschool). He rode the bus to school Friday for the very first time! Of course, it was the coldest day we've had all winter and the bus was late (we were standing outside for about 20 minutes instead of what should've been only 5 minutes). Also, he had a big bag of stuff to take with him to school (notice the big Target bag in the background). If I had been more efficient and forward thinking, I would have taken his bag to school the day before when I dropped him off.
He was so excited about riding the bus...until it actually pulled up to our driveway. He got scared when he heard the airbrakes and wouldn't get on the bus. I had to physically carry him onto the bus and put him in a seat (he cried the whole time). When we first walked onto the bus, one of the kids on the bus said "Hi, Daniel!" It was one of the boys from his class; I think that helped calm him down some. He didn't actually fight getting into the seat so I'm sure it's just that it was such a new and different experience for him and he knew that I wasn't going to be riding with him. I could only get a picture of him on the bus from inside because the windows are tinted and you couldn't see him from the outside. Hopefully he'll be excited again on Monday when the bus pulls up to take him to school, we'll see.