Today Luke and Eli went BACK to the Dr. Seriously, I’m so over the Dr! We had Eli’s check up at the beginning of the month, when his ear infection was found. Then we went to the after hours clinic 2 weekends ago with both boys because Eli had started running a temp again and was up all night crying. Well, one ear was fine, the other was still infected. We decided to take Luke because he had been coughing for a while and we thought we should have it checked out. We were told his cough was just from a cold and given some cough syrup. So, over this past weekend Luke was still coughing, sometimes to the point of him making himself sick. It’s especially worse at night. So, I called yesterday and made them both an appointment for today. I had them re-check Eli’s ears and they were fine (yay!). But Luke has bronchitis. Last weekend it wasn’t in his chest but Dr. C said that he could hear it rattling today. So, he got a shot and some medicine. And Eli got his 1st flu shot. I told them that they were not allowed to get sick anymore and that the only trips were would be going for is to get Eli’s 2nd flu booster and Luke’s flu shot, which will be in a month. And then, Eli will have his 15 mth well visit Dec 2nd. I will say that I am thankful that we’ve avoided the really nasty sickies so far. I’m praying that it will stay far from us too! There was a little girl in the waiting room today who was just pitiful! Bless her little heart. Kids handle sickness pretty well but this little one did not feel good!
Luke did FANTASTIC at the Dr. The only time he cried was when he got his shot. Who can blame him though? He was so brave! Just a little over a week ago he cried when they took his temp under his arm, so he did super today. He was rewarded with a Happy Meal and a sucker! 🙂 Eli on the other hand cried anytime someone walked into the room. Ok, so he didn’t cry, but he starts breathing fast like he’s going to hyperventilate. Bless him! He’s starting to realize what goes on there!
I must tell you something funny Luke said on the way home. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, I wish I could record everything he says! He is so funny! But at the same time his reasoning and the way his brain works is well beyond his 3 years. The Hubs and I were talking about what we were going to do before we headed home. I said something like, “We’ll go by McDonald’s, then drop of the medicine and then we can pick it up on our way to my parents tonight for dinner.” Often when the Hubs and I are having a conversation, Luke likes to chime in and give his opinion, because he wants to be a part of it. So, from the backseat I heard, “Well, Mommy, I think we need to go to your mom’s now.” It was so funny!! I just laughed and said, “No, we’re going to Mimi’s house after she gets off work.”
Yesterday, Gram and Grandad were coming over that afternoon for Gram to cut Luke’s hair. Well, while we were running errands that morning Luke asked me why they couldn’t come over now. So, I explained that they were at work and we’d have to wait until they got off work. That answered satisfied him. Then he asked, “Does Nanny work?”
I said, “No.”
Luke: “Does Grandpa B work?”
Me: “He’s retired.”
Luke: “Oh, Daddy gets tired too.”
Just out of curiosity, I asked him if Mommy worked. He said, “Nooo!” and giggled like that was a silly question. Then he paused and said, “But you do work at home!”
Me: “Good answer son, you’re exactly right!”