Monday, May 12, 2008

It's official

The news is in. The doctor believes that Sydney has the chicken pox. There is good news, however. She is no longer contagious and they do not seem to be spreading any further. This was by far one of the strangest presentations of chicken pox that anyone has seen. It is for this reason I still find the diagnosis in doubt. She only has a couple of pox that actually looked like the chicken pox. The others really do look like bug bites. A week and a half a go you may recall my talking about the 3 bumps on her head. Three days later three or four more bumps appeared on her stomach and chest. Over the next few days a few more would begin to appear on her arms. That is what led us to last Friday morning. It was just very strange. Regardless, the doctor said that if they were the chicken pox she had indeed reached the point that she was no longer contagious. This was great news as Sydney got to return to school and spend the rest of the weekend out and about. She was not itchy and seemed to have a great weekend.

Mother's Day also went off without a hitch. Each of the kids each made something for Lynley at school. Ainsley gave her a decorated pot and a plant. Graham gave her a decorated birdhouse. Sydney gave her a beach bag that had been decorated with puff paint. The kids and I had ordered a handmade silver necklace with their names inscribed on it. It is yet to arrive. Don't get all huffy and puffy on my ill preparedness. This should be a lecture for all mother's out there. If you want a necklace for Mother's Day that takes 3 weeks to make you have to start giving hints more than a week before the big day. Just letting you know.

Any way, we spent most of the weekend preparing for Mother's Day. That was a good thing because I think Lynley truly had a perfect day. We decided to eat out on Saturday night to avoid the Mother's Day rush. Lynley chose Macaroni Grill or "the Macaroni and cheese on the Grill" as the kiddos call it. We ate a little bit early as I had to be at the rodeo to help set up the booth for the CNCF and help to pass out materials later that night. In all due honesty, I think Lynley was just looking for a way to spread out the big day. In fact, she would keep us busy running all day on Sunday. The morning we spent shopping at Lowe's and Garden Ridge. During the afternoon we spent our time trudging in the back yard and installing all of her new acquisitions. There were new plants and patio furniture and a myriad of new outside honey dos to accomplish. The kids had a great time playing in a large box (from the patio furniture) while I slaved away. That evening I would cook steaks on the grill.

I can't wait until father's day.

Well, I must get back to work. There is much to be done before I leave on my trip to Japan next week.

Purpose moves on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Mother's Day was a success. If you are worried about the Chicken Pox, you can have a simple blood test run to check your titer level. I did this a couple of years ago, but I have not had the pox either, and I had people in the office bringing their infected kids to work with them. I just wanted to make sure I was safe, so a quick little blood test did the trick. Hope this info helps...

ALso, I'm curious to know where you are going in Japan. I'm heading there in November for the first time, and want to learn all I can before I get there!