What's worse than one sick baby? Two sick babies. What's worse than two sick babies? Three sick babies. Fortunately, we're not up to three sick babies.
But we're not holding our breath.
Unfortunately, we didn't realize we had even ONE sick baby until after we were already Jessica's house. Fortunately, her kids weren't really exposed to my babies. Unfortunately, both Jessica and her husband Jon were. I hope they don't get sick. Meanwhile, we're dealing with poor little babies.
A call today to the doctor suggested that they probably have two different viruses, but no need to come rushing in to the doctor just yet, so long as they're both keeping down fluids and not totally lethargic. So all is well.
Otherwise, we had a terrific time, as always, out at Jessica's house. J had a fabulous time running around like a maniac. The best thing about being there is that they have a big house and a big yard where J doesn't have a lot of "No" in his life, because he is relatively free to run around without fear of getting in the way or making too much noise or knocking things down or any of the things that he runs the risk of in most houses. So he has a fabulous time there every time he goes, despite the fact that he's a bit older than all of the other kids. Here's some proof:
Now here's hoping HE doesn't get sick EITHER!
Update, mostly for Jessica's benefit: My friend, A, who is also a pediatrician who shares my distaste for the doctor who was on call today is going to take a look at my kids. She thinks it may actually be a couple ear infections and is annoyed that the doctor didn't bring them in to take a look today. We'll see. I am skeptical about the ear infection possibility, but I'm all for having a doctor examine the kiddos just in case.
Updated Again: No ear infections. Just some random virus. A does not believe that it is two separate viruses, though. She thinks that's a ridiculous theory.