Virus

Last Tuesday, the boys both had small pimples on their cheeks near their mouth.  By the end of the day, both sides of their mouths were covered with a rash.  That evening, Boden came down with a fever.  The next day, both boys had the rash all over their bodies.  Small pimple looking rash with white heads.  They looked itchy and miserable.  We went to the Dr. on Thursday and the dr said this does not fit the typical rash.  We’ll give it till Monday and see how they are.  He expected them to be fine by then.  Meanwhile, on Friday Boden started to have severe pain in his lymph nodes.  first in the neck and then in his arm pits.  Totally inflamed.  He could not put his arms to his side especially on the right side, and had to  keep his arms out like chicken wings.  He was so uncomfortable.  He could not be picked up, turn his head or run.  Over the weekend, the lymphs in his groin became inflamed and he began walking like an old man.  His temperature rose to 102+.

On Monday, we took Boden back to the Dr and they decided to do a blood test to find the cause as the symptoms didn’t fit any of the typical viruses.  Boden was brave and declared they took his bad blood and only the good blood remained.  He showed a lot of courage with the medical staff.  The results were positive for a virus but assured, he would make a quick and full recovery. Afterwards, we picked up some ice pops for a reward.

We went to the beach for mothers day.  It was a bit mellow due to the virus.  We did spend a few hours on Sat and Sun enjoying the beach but Bode and Hutson tired quickly. Naps were taken and spent the rest of the time, reading or watching TV.

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