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We are waiting on the doctor's office to open to make an appointment for Matthew. His ear infection is still pretty bad, and the drainage makes his throat hurt really bad.

Michael then informs me that his stomach still hurts really bad. Now, he threw up on Saturday, and thought he was going to throw up last night, so I'm inclined to believe him. However, I still think in the back of my mind there really isn't much wrong with Michael.

Either way, they are both home from school today and have been told they stay laying down on the couch, no TV, no games. That's what happens when you stay home from school.

To make matters worse, my head is about to explode. Well, I know it won't actually explode, but it just feels that way. When I am really stressed, I sometimes get a fever blister. I've been under *ahem* a slight amount of stress lately, so I can feel one starting. Because of where it is, my body's reaction tends to make me want to cut my head off. My glands in my neck swell up something fierce and I get a MASSIVE headache, along with the normal itching you can't scratch.

It's hard to show a lot of sympathy for the boys when I feel like that, and hard for me when I just want to hug and kiss them but I know I can't kiss them while I'm getting a fever blister.

Can we have a 'do-over' on today? How about this weekend?


*UPDATE*: Confirming my suspicions, by 9 am, Michael was feeling 'better' and wanted to get ready to school. It happened after we booked doctors appointments for both of them (might as well take both if I'm having to take one anyway). He got dressed, got everything ready, and practically bounced out the door. At least that takes it down to only one sick child I have to deal with today.

*UPDATE 2*: Two things. Scott got a call from the school nurse because Michael told everybody he was home sick this morning. Scott set the nurse straight that he wanted to stay home with his sick brother, and to tell him to go back to his class and do his work. *laugh* I just got back from the doctor with Matthew. Turns out it isn't his ear, but strep! So, we're home until Thursday, when he can return to school, and he gets his daily Omnicef. Poor guy. I've been dismissing his sore throat as drainage from an ear infection. Now he has sick pops and Chloraseptic spray. He's quiety sitting on the couch coloring Spongebob magnets and playing with them.