5 year physical, infected finger, and mice! Oh My!
Yesterday, I had to take Ben to the doctor for his 5 year physical and so that they could fill out his paperwork for Kindergarten registration. (How is he old enough to start Kindergarten in the fall?!!??)
Anyhow, he is very healthy. He is 3ft 10 inches tall (which puts him in the 96 percentile) and he weighs 69.5 pounds (which is off the chart, but consistent with his sizing). He has come such a long way in his development since his last physical. He passed his hearing and vision screenings (which is the first time that they have been able to get him to cooperate.). Then came the not so fun part. Ben had to get 2 shots. :-(
After his appointment, I took him to Dollar Tree to get a prize for doing so well at his appointment and he picked out 2 mini Thomas the Train trains. We then had to go pick his Rebecca and Jacob at school. By the time, we got to their school, Ben was starting to feel bad. His leg hurt and he was just feeling bad. He was laying around and just didn't feel good. He also developed a fever. :-(
Also, yesterday afternoon, Jacob was taking a bath and he asked me to look at his finger. Well it was white and pussy and red and swollen right under his fingernail. He also had a rash on his face that was getting worse. Of course this happened after our pediatrician's office was closed, so off to Urgent Care we went (especially when Rebecca told me that Jacob showed her his finger 2 days before).
Turns out it was an infected hangnail. Jacob cannot keep his fingers out of his mouth and he was probably chewing on one that got infected. The doctor poked a hole in the white part and squeezed out the pus. He then gave Jacob a talk about why we don't chew on our hands, etc. The rash on his face was a reaction to his runny nose. So I was given a prescription for an antibiotic for Jacob and a cream for his rash.
What was interesting though was that when they weighed Jacob, he weighed 67.5 pounds, meaning that he weighs 2 pounds less than Ben! I knew Ben was huge, but this just confirmed my suspicions.
Today, Ben has been very fussy and cranky. Tylenol is helping his reaction to his shots and he has been eating a little today. We are just taking it easy, cleaning house and watching cartoons.
Oh and did I mention we have more mice! I saw one on Thursday as I was going down to the basement to do laundry. I am so sick and tired of stupid mice! So we have put tons of traps down, and the cats are on high alert. There is one area under the counter around the floor that GusGus keeps pawing at and goes to. I also heard one in the wall behind that cabinet, so we think they are nesting or living there. Not sure what else to do.
Also add in work stress for Hubby and the weather that keeps raining and being windy and I can't get outside to walk and life has just been so much fun. Not.
Sorry this is kind of a complaining post, but that is how I feel today. Hope everyone else is having a good weekend!