Guess who is down with a fever?
My second-born — KG!
Fortunately, his fever was not high enough, and we didn’t need to bring him to the urgent care even though I called the insurance company early to get a list of in-network clinics.
It started yesterday when we gathered at my brother’s house for the party. First, he didn’t eat much but knocked himself with three cans of soda without my permission. Then he ran around in the heat, and somehow his body was not too happy about being abused. Consequently, he ended up with a stomachache. So this morning, I went to my brother’s house early and checked on him. His fever temperature was around 102F. My mom has already made the must-have bland rice soup with some slices of ginger for him to quell the stomachache and restore his gut. I fed him and made sure he had some food to sooth the stomach. After that, Mr. O went out to meet and have a dinner with two of his colleagues, and my brother and sister-in-law took the other kids and mom to an indoor water park (the temperature was up to 100F with high humidity today!). It was just me staying behind to take care of the sick boy.
On his way home, Mr. O grabbed a box of chewable acetaminophen. We gave him two tablets and I think he is on the mend. However, KG wanted to stay at my brother’s home and did not want to come to the hotel with us.
I just told Mr. O that staying for three weeks is just too long of a time to be away from home. Next time, we need to shorten it to two. But Mr. O differed; he said the three-week stay is for the boys to have more time with their extended families.
I really miss our home in California.