Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hope For The Best, Prepare For The Worst....

.....or pack for a trip abroad with an eight year old. We are heading out on a trip to Scotland to celebrate my fantastic, sexy, amazing husband's "significant" birthday, and I spent the whole day packing. And while I was packing, Joe-Henry seemed to sound more miserable, more stuffed up, and then, oh no, he actually took a nap.

Which is shorthand for "he's sick".

So - hubby stays home from work with him tomorrow to take him to the doctor - his throat is so swollen and bright red, and he's running a slight fever, and feels "heavy". The hope is that he gets it out of his system before we go.

In the meantime, I have packed all the "remedies". I've followed my list to the letter, and I'm drinking Emergen-C until it's coming out my ears.

"No cold approach, no altered mien,
Just what would make suspicion start;
No pause the dire extremes between,
He made me blest-and broke my heart.?

Robert Burns


Robin Amos Kahn said...

Oh, dear, I remember that so clearly. Getting ready to go on a big trip and someone getting sick.

Good luck, Annie! I hope Joe-Henry gets well before you leave and you and Charley stay well. My prayers are with you all.

I, Rodius said...

All will be well. Hope he's better soon and you have a great trip. I know you'll take pictures for us!

Lisa L said...

have a wonderful trip....hoping jh kicks this thing before you leave. if it turns out he needs antibiotics, am wondering if you and your guy should get some too (to have on hand)in case you catch whatever jh has?

Alycia said...

Not good that he's not well... but i'm sure he'll be fine in very good time.

Do have a fabulous trip. I can't wait to see the beautiful photos.