When I wrote about David and his recent activities and how they have affected the family I thought it was over.
You know, safe to write about.
But I was wrong.
Tuesday afternoon when Stephen’s parents brought him home he did, indeed, have quite a fever.
I made sure to keep him away from Henry. I couldn’t imagine the horrible things Abby would do to me if Henry got sick. And I would never survive the guilt of making a baby sick. So, I banished David from being around Henry.
Wednesday Samuel had two baseball games (finally, after 2 days of rain-outs). David didn’t act “normal” but pretty close so I wasn’t worried about him.
Until last night. When he woke up BURNING UP and not feeling good at all.
I took Henry to meet his parents today (and he was so excited. When he saw Abby he didn’t have a big reaction, but when she said his name, he went crazy! He was kicking his legs, moving his arms and smiling so much it just about made me mad!! It was really sweet). So Stephen took David to the doctor.
Right after I had left Henry with his parents Stephen called and told me that David has mono. Mono.
I was immediately sick to my stomach and tears came to my eyes. I couldn’t believe that I had endangered Henry in this way. I was beside myself with worry and concern and guilt. Mostly guilt.
But the nurses we have talked to and friends with “real life” experience seem to think that Henry won’t get it.
But poor David has it. He just lays around eating Popsicles and staring at the tv. Well, except for this very minute. He is currently shooting bottle rockets at the neighbors. I said something to him like”what are you doing out here? You don’t feel good, you need to be inside!!!” He said, “yeah, but its fireworks”.
I’m sure he’ll come in and wilt again.
**UPDATE** Just as soon as I posted this David came in. I asked him why he came inside. And as he was curling up on the couch under a blanket he said ” I got tired.”
I love being right!
This could be a very long summer.