Jens is slightly better. I watched him choke down three pills cut up into little tiny pieces, and only gag one of them back up again. He also managed to eat some chicken broth tonight, which is the first thing he’s eaten since Thursday night. He’s lost 11 pounds. He has no energy.
Koren can open his eye today, with the help of Benadryl and antibiotics we were prescribed by the ER doctor yesterday. I keep having people suggest to me that it’s a bug bite. Apparently the mosquitoes around here are sadistic little bastards and are known to go for the eyes of small children.
He did get to go to school today, which was a blessing for me. I got to go jogging, which seems to mean a lot to me these days. And it was sunny, which also means a lot to me these days.
His eyes actually look about the same right now because as the one is getting better, the other is getting worse. Tomorrow we head back to the Pharmacy to fill a prescription for allergy medicine. For those keeping track at home, that will be a total of 8 trips to the pharmacy in 3 days. Me and the pharmacy staff, we’re tight.
The doctor that we saw today strongly recommended going ahead and getting the x-rays done on Koren’s back, but doesn’t think we need to go see a specialist in Anchorage at this point. The blood tests came back “almost normal.” His white blood cell count is low, but apparently that can happen after a virus, which Koren was coming down with at the time he had blood drawn. His red blood cell count is slightly low, but the doc said just to make sure he eats enough meat and other iron-containing foods.
Well, that’s about it. Oh, and it looks like we’ll be getting Hastings back. We’re not telling the kids yet, but I know they’ll be excited. We just haven’t figured out exactly what we’re going to do with him, since his nature is to run off and there is no fence in our yard.
Also, we’re having company in a couple of days. Valerie, Michael and their daughter Madelyn are coming for a few days from Dallas, and we’re very excited to see our friends again. Though, I will probably spend a lot of the time apologizing for the state of our house, since I am coming to terms with the fact that certain chores are just not going to get done adequately until we get through this plague (hai, n-e-body wanna com cleen mah house???).
Regardless, Kaelin is SUPER excited to see her friend and has been counting down the days. It was the last thing she said to me before bed: “Mama, tomorrow there’s only ONE MORE DAY until Madelyn comes, right?”