A few weeks ago now, both my boys got sick. Luke woke up screaming in the night with an ear ache, and Micah was running a fever (AGAIN!) for three days. Usually on day three I go to the doctor. This time I took both boys. Luke had an ear infection, and Micah had a throat infection.
I thought about the miracles of this modern age. First, before we ever went to the doctor, I controlled Micah's temperature for 3 days with Tylenol and Motrin. He was a bear when the medicine wore off. I am soooo glad I didn't have to suffer through 3+ days of whining. I suffered through an hour of it until the next dose kicked in. Not too bad.
Second, we went to the doctor. She emailed or faxed a prescription to CVS which I picked up on the way home. Within 24 hours all symptoms were gone! Aren't antibiotics amazing?! I am so glad that I live when they exist.
Third, while my kids were sick and cranky we had TELEVISION to keep them happy, as well as lots and lots of BOOKS. I don't even want to speculate about how those sick days would have gone without Peppa Pig.
Fourth, we had a stash of cool craft supplies from Grandma Debbi, Grandpa Terry, and Aunt Jennifer.
Luke and his butterfly
I am so glad that I live now and that I live in America. I think in an earlier time or a different place Micah probably wouldn't still be alive right now. And Luke sure wouldn't be the boy he is either. Counting my blessings!!!