Our weekend was supposed to be filled with birthday parties and parades, good friends and green beer.
Instead, we had snot, sleepless nights and our first trip to the ER.
Mac had a slight fever Friday night then woke up from his Saturday nap with a 103.7 temp.
We immediately took him to the hospital where we waited almost three hours to the see the doctor.
Dude, it is ridiculously hard to entertain a 10 month old for 3 hours during his usual dinner, bath, bedtime.
We made surgical glove balloons, played with all the medical equipment in the room, watched the most annoying Elmo movie in the world, and emptied out the diaper bag and my handbag at least 10 times.
Poor little guy was such a trooper. He was sweet and cheerful and adorable as always. He waved and clapped for everyone he saw. The doctor said he was her favorite patient of the day and asked (not really jokingly) if she could just keep him forever.
Ear infection. Treat with Amoxicillin, baby Tylenol and love.
By Sunday he was feeling much better.
Still snotty, but no sign of a fever.
We skipped the parade and missed out on the green beer, but getting to snuggle this guy made it all worth it.
He may be my little lucky charm, but I think I'm the lucky one here.
Hope you all had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.
(Next year there will be way less Elmo and LOTS o' beer.)