So, yesterday was weird. We got up and started school as usual. We played a game during Bible time (Hide the Spies--the story of Rahab) and Little Bit was loving it. She laughed and played. Shortly after that, she said she had a headache. She had complained of a headache a few times the day before, but it never stopped her from playing.
Yesterday, however, it made her go lay on the couch and be in pain. I gave Tylenol...it didn't seem to help. I finally called the doctor because this child has never had a headache. If it had been Sweetheart, I wouldn't have batted an eye. She gets them all the time. The nurse suggested we bring her in just to check her out. I made a late afternoon appointment, planning to cancel if she started acting fine.
Well, after an hour or so she said her head felt better. It was time to go to the gym with our homeschool group and she said she felt like going. Once we got there, however, she didn't play. She just sat in my lap the entire hour we were there. She finally said she wanted to go home so we left.
When we got home she went straight to bed and took a nap. So, now you KNOW something is wrong. When she woke up, it was nearly time to go to the doctor's appointment. She woke up crying. OK--not good. I carried her into the doctor. Also not good. She doesn't like to be carried anymore. She sat beside me with her head on my arm in the waiting room. She didn't move. Poor kid.
The doctor came in and declared she was tachycardic so she was coming down with fever right this very minute. She had the nurse take her temperature again. Nope, still 99. She felt her hands. "Oh, they are cold! She's going to have fever soon." She put a pulse/ox meter on her thumb. "Yes...she's tachycardic. She's probably getting the flu. Has she been around anyone with the flu?"
No. She hasn't. Here's where I explained to the doctor that I assumed it was a sinus infection because for well over a week she's had a runny nose. The doctor agreed that could be it and called in medicine. But, she strongly urged me to keep an eye on her when we got home and bring her back in tomorrow for a flu test if needed because they've seen a lot of it going around.
But I was very doubtful. My kids are homeschooled. No one at church has had the flu and they aren't around their church friends that much. I mean, I KNOW they can get the flu (they both did last year--Sweetheart got it in the SUMMER!) but still....
So we get home and I quickly make supper. Little Bit asks what we are having.
"Fajitas." I say.
"Oh boy!" she says. And eats 2 of them.
Then spends the rest of the evening playing and talking and feeling completely normal. Like nothing ever happened.
She just got up and she's fever free and happy.
I have no conclusion. I am baffled, but happy.
Like I said, yesterday was weird.