Well, we finally had our first check up at the regular pediatrician for the boys today (Monday I take them to the international pediatrician). We have been cocooning for 2 weeks together and I wasn't sure how they would do if we took them to a strange doctor. Both boys did well. Lots of waiting in the waiting room and we were trying to avoid everyone with their seasonal sickness.
Well...let me back up and start with our evening last night. We were blessed to have a meal from a friend for dinner and all was going just fine...UNTIL I was doing the dishes and started to feel REALLY DIZZY. I wasn't sure what it was, kind of ignored it and kept on working. The feeling just didn't pass and it ended up getting worse. I was so dizzy and nauseated and weak. I could hardly climb the stairs to say good-night to the kids. I was in and out of consciousness and ended up throwing up all of my dinner and couldn't get off the bathroom floor. Praying out to God for GRACE. I just can't get sick. My family NEEDS me. I started to think it might be a migraine (minus the headache). I couldn't stand the light and against my desire to sleep on the bathroom floor, I made it to bed (kicked the little man out just in case I was contagious). Poor Chuck was in charge of all the kiddos for the night. He ended up sleeping on the floor (in his clothes) with 3 out of the 4 kids. He called my mom for some back up help just in case. This morning I was feeling better, not as dizzy and able to take the kids to the doctor for their check up.
So, just as I suspected. Little man Tate is on round 2 for scabies, he has an ear infection, possible RSV, giardia, an infected diaper rash, and rickets. And big brother also has an ear infection, giardia, and impetigo. Poor little things. They must have not been feeling very well and maybe that is why they have been fussy (the little one rides my hip most of the day).
Chuck is off to pick up some much needed meds (of course the paperwork for the boys hasn't been processed and we have to pay out of pocket for what we need). We will all treat for scabies tonight and wash all the sheets in hot water tomorrow.
OH...WELL...just part of international adoption. =)