I mean “sick” in the literal sense. Between Lance, Miles and I, we have all been sick this winter at least 12 times. Why? DAY CARE! There has not been a weekend where Miles, Lance and I have all been well since he started day care. Please tell me it get’s better!
I have taken Miles to the pediatrician at least once every two weeks since September. We have spent a small fortune on co-pays. Not to mention the money I am wasting for time in daycare when he is home sick. I just keep telling myself, something has got to give.
Saturday night, Miles was vomiting and had diarrhea, a fever of 103.4 and a nasty cough. Lance and I switched off holding him for hours since that was the only way he would sleep and stop crying. As I hoof it into the pediatrician again tomorrow (I was just there Friday because Miles had a rash), I need to remind myself of all the parents who have a terminally or chronically ill child and be incredibly thankful that my son will get better.
I do feel bad for Miles, though. When there’s nothing I can do for him, it makes me feel bad for having to keep him in daycare. I did find this article which made me feel a little bit better. According to this study, kids go through this whenever they enter a group setting. It may be at 3 months and it may be in kindergarten. At least Miles won’t be missing important lesson plans, and he won’t remember feeling so horrible. I guess that makes me feel better….maybe.