There have been turbulent days in my life recently as I adapt to the world that I consider quite mad today. The worst night and day was a week ago when my little Cooper got a fever of 103.6 on Friday night. Earlier in the week both of his parents had multiple exposures to "Rona" as my daughter refers to the virus. As you can imagine I didn't sleep a lot that night. Nor did my Abigail and Matt as they worried they had brought home the "Rona" to their son.
Saturday morning and a LOT of phone calls later they found a place for the "rapid" test and off they went. First they ruled out flu, then the Rona test for both Cooper and Matt (who had an intubated patient earlier in the week putting him at the highest risk) So a few hours later we were relieved when both came back negative.
Still to address the fever, they saw the doctor and it turned out our little guy had tonsillitis. So we were relieved that it was something that for our little two year old his first time having antibiotics would cure the problem. By Sunday he was feeling better and by mid week you would never know anything was ever wrong... except it seems to have left him a little less independent and a LOT more snuggly with his Mama (which makes her happy). I guess like any human when you don't feel well you want your mama to nurture you and Cooper was the same.
I just got finished packing some candy into some Easter eggs for him. Tonight while he is sleeping I'm going to hide the eggs in their house. Cooper can wake up and have an "egg hunt" on Easter. I got him a "Grammy and Papa" basket a few weeks ago. It doesn't have a LOT of candy in it, but it also has a couple of Easter Books, a new pair of pjs and cup with his favorite Paw Patrol doggies.
Today was also unbelievably sad. My daughter had a coworker who lost her mom to this virus. A 52 year old woman with no health issues. And a few hours ago my daughter also lost her great grandmother to this virus. She hasn't had a shift when she hasn't been exposed to it in about 3 weeks and today it hit both her work family and her biological family.
I hope you are all well and I pray that our nation will be asking God for healing for the people who are sick and the comfort of those feeling the losses.
Do something nice for someone who is working through this and putting themselves at risk. Maybe the postal carrier, maybe a clerk in the supermarket, maybe the instacart shopper, maybe a nurse... just find someone and do something kind for them. Pay a bill, have their lunch delivered, guy them a gift card and if you aren't in a financial position to do that right now at least say thank you to them.