This time, it was for Alex. Oh, wait, I probably didn't mention that I got to go to the clinic on Sunday! My allergies had been pretty bad all last week, and by Saturday I was feeling really crappy. Sunday, I finally gave in and went to see the doctor because it hurt to breathe. Turns out that I have bronchitis. So, it's antibiotics for me...
Friday night I was checking Alex over for ticks... they are REALLY THICK at the river. I noticed a weird spot on his leg but thought maybe it would wash off. It didn't... Grandma Joan was convinced that it was a tick that had burrowed in. We picked and poked at it, but couldn't get anything out. Finally today I took him to the doctor to get it checked out -- better safe than sorry I guess. After a LOT of digging the doc came to the conclusion that it was loose debris of some sort. He used a water pik and got it cleaned out. Finally! No more black spot! Now we just need to keep an eye on it and make sure it doesn't get infected...
They also drew blood to do a titter test for Lyme's. Mothers' Day weekend Alex had a deer tick and on the way to the doctor he was complaining that his knee was hurting for no reason and had been doing so since Saturday (off and on). Apparently in kids, one of the symptoms of Lyme's is arthritis... so, we'll find out in a couple days what the results are on that.
Whew! What a week! and it's only Tuesday.
I'm looking forward to going with Alex on his field trip to the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site up in Little Falls tomorrow. I'll have to bring the camera :)
Time to get fixin's together for supper! Tim is grilling and I guess that leaves me in charge of all the other stuff ;)