Monday, January 14, 2008

Relaxed and Prepared for New Stress...

...or not.

Saturday morning I indulged in a bit of pampering by getting a massage when I went to pick up the gift certificate for my mom's massage. Oh, my! I love this woman! A friend sent me to her for Mother's Day, and I decided then that I really needed to indulge about every six months. I'm running a little late, but I think it will be easier to get a massage in January and July instead of May and November. DTTF watched Tree Faerie while I was indulging, and she even took a nap for him! She snuggled on the couch with him and dozed off. He took pictures because he knew I'd be hesitant to believe that she was actually asleep.

The daycare provided us with a Parents Night Out on Saturday night. The last 3 times we had a PNO, we went to the movies and saw something action-packed and stressful. This time I decided I needed a social night, so we called up some friends and headed to the Flying Saucer. I feel just a little guilty for going to a beer emporium that houses over 200 different types of beer and only getting one type, Woodchuck Amber, but I don't really like beer. I tasted several different things, but every time I ordered, it was a Woodchuck Amber.

The drink was great, the food was good, and the conversations were great! I really needed to hang out with adults. We also played a game of darts, which I love and can usually win. DTTF won, though, because I let him win kept wracking up too many points.

When midnight finally approached, we headed to pick up Tree Faerie. The daycare was only about 3 minutes away from the Flying Saucer, and as we pulled up, I could see that I was one of the last parents to pick up. Turns out I was the LAST parent to pick up! Apparently I was the only one milking every minute I could.

The teacher told me Tree Faerie was running a fever of 100 degrees, not enough to warrant a call to me but enough to take note of and keep an eye on. I gave her Motrin before putting her to bed to make sure the fever didn't decide to skyrocket during the night. She had developed a cough on Thursday after getting a clean bill of health on Tuesday.

Yesterday her fever came back and stayed around 101. I didn't give her Motrin immediately because I believe that a fever is beneficial to a certain extend. I just tried to keep her as comfortable as possible. She kept coughing and her nose was running. She was pretty lethargic, and I knew she didn't feel well. After a rough night, I went ahead and called the doctor first thing this morning and got an appointment for 9AM.

Turns out she has RSV again. Last year she contracted RSV just after I returned to work from maternity leave. We spent the weekend in the hospital because she was under 3 months old, and then I had to keep her home for a week. This time I just have to keep her home for a few days. We will go back to the doctor Wednesday morning to check it, but if everything is better and she is fever-free, she should be able to go back to daycare on Thursday. DTTF is home with her today since I have no sick/vacation time left.

The good news is that the daycare director offered a 50% discount for the week since she'll be out for three days.

The other good news is that DTTF has called me twice already, and both times Tree Faerie was doing fine. I hope my baby feels better soon. Thankfully I was fairly well-rested and relaxed, so the sleep deprivation from only sleeping four hours last night isn't so bad.


Not Afraid to Use It said...

Ah man. I have not had to deal with RSV, but my hear goes out to you and Tree Faerie. I hope she is on the mend and continues to feel better.

icanseeclearlynow said...

sorry to read that tree faerie is not feeling well. i hope she is better soon.

i'm glad to read that you guys had a grownups night out and had FUN. oh you remind me to put getting a massage on my wish-list for 2008. it's been waayy too llooonngg.



KATE said...

Well, I'm glad that you got a well deserved night out! Good job!

Sorry to hear about the sickie little tree faerie! Hope she's feeling better!

Heather said...

Wow! As far as I know, we've dodged the RSV bullet. I remember when the twins came home from the NICU (October 2005), we hardly left the house all winter and anyone who came over first went to the bathroom to wash their hands. Plus, we were lucky enough to participate in a study for a new RSV vaccine. That was a relief. And, so far, J-man has not been sick. Just let me make it April and all will be well!

Give Tree Faerie a smooch from me!

"J" said...

I've always wanted to go to the Flying Saucer...I hear it's GREAT...I really like trying all different kind of beers! We have one in Houston...I don't know where you are?!?! Just wondering if they have these all over!?!?!

Glad you had a FUN night out!!! I like darts too!

Amy said...

I've been through the RSV plight with both boys. I hope she feels better soon!

Flying Saucer huh? I'm in Nashville and can see The Flying Saucer out my window at work...if you are in Nashville shoot me an e-mail and we'll have a coffee!

Andrea said...

Thanks, ladies!

J and Amy - I'm actually in the Memphis area. :)

Yen said...

I could use a massage these days:) Thanks for the congrats and for dropping by! :)

Patti said...

a beer emporium?! why oh why don't they have those here...

and you and i feel the same way about the use of a fever.