has been feeling less than himself for a few weeks now. A fever comes and goes and a cough was here last week but then it was gone. Then last night the fever came back and it was time to head to the doctor because we were dealing with something more than a cold. GQ has been a very healthy little boy these 3.5 years, we've never really done anything more than well-baby check-ups at the doctor, so this was new for mom and my little bug. We have a wonderful doctor that GQ adores, but he wasn't too fond of the nurse than sneaked a strep swab into his mouth. After the strep culture trauma was over he was great with the doctor, he managed to talk her ear off, as he does everybody else's, and in-between his story telling and questions she was able to examine him...strep culture is negative, ears are perfect, breathing is perfect, everything is perfect...I'm beginning to think I wasted a trip out to the doctor...oh, but his lymph glands are a bit swollen. He's had drainage from his seasonal allergies and more than likely that turned into an infection. So for the very first time in his life, GQ made a trip to the pharmacy to have a prescription filled. A milestone for us! The meds are good...bubble-gum flavor and the doctor gave GQ a pencil, two stickers and a tattoo for being so good. He couldn't wait for me to put the tattoo on and take a picture! And after I took the picture he managed to stop a neighbor, one we've yet to meet, out on a walk and explain to her the difference between his tattoo and a real one. (No more Miami Ink for this kiddo!)
And I have some stats on our little bug...he's growing like a weed, but he's still our little bug...33 pounds with clothes and shoes on and a whopping 40 inches tall! Time for a new car seat, GQ is protesting that; he enjoys his current ride. He's fallen back down to the 25th percentile, which is where he's mostly been and will most likely stay.
Hopefully now that GQ will be feeling much better in the coming days I'll have some time to make some cards and post...stay tuned!