I’m at home today…unfortunately it’s due to Jordan being sick. He has Hand Foot and Mouth Disease…personally I’m not a fan of the term “disease” because it’s just a virus, it’s not a disease. So all weekend Jordan’s been cranky, he’s had a fever, and he would get exceptionally cranky when he was trying to drink something and didn’t have much of an appetite. I thought he had more teeth coming in. Turns out, nope he has a virus. I got a call from daycare after being at work for about an hour yesterday, that he had sores/rash on his hands, mouth, and feet and that it’s highly contagious, he needed to be picked up. Oy vey! So I immediately called the doctor to see if he could be seen asap. The doctor wasn’t in, but the nurse said if that’s what he has, there’s no remedy, no prescription or anything. It’s a virus, and unfortunately it has to run its course. According to the research I’ve done on the web, it starts out with fever and then the rashes. It’s common in children under 10. Most adults have had some variation of it as children so we’re pretty much immune.
So it’s just me and my lil man today. I took Brianna to school–surprisingly I didn’t get a fuss from her about having to go to school. If it’s not one thing it’s another. To think that I’ve worked so hard last month, worked an entire week struggling to keep my voice while I hacked up parts of my lung…all so I could maximize my bonus (which thankfully I did) but to turn around and start off June and have to miss work which therefore means, no bonus for me, it just makes me really angry. There’s nothing I can do about it. Just pray that he is well to go to daycare tomorrow…if not, I’ll be home again, messing up my stuff at work. It is what it is. I just really needed that extra money…hopefully they’ll start offerring overtime over the next few weeks and I’ll have to pick up some to recover from me missing work and missing my bonus.
This is the downside for us working moms. Thankfully my hubby has stepped in time and time again if the kids needed to be picked up from school or if daycare was closed on a day that I still had to work. But it still sucks for us when we do have to take off work. I don’t like to miss work unless I already scheduled the time off. I don’t like it if I’m sick, or the kids are sick, or daycare is closed, or whatever reason…I don’t like it. I’m trying to stop focusing on work and the impact this has on it. I really just want my boy to be back to normal…and I don’t want the other kids in his class to get sick either (even tho that’s how he got sick) on the bright side…maybe I can get somethings done around the house today since it’s just me and him.