Anyway, Caden was complaining about not feeling great - plus he was awake a little bit at night, not eating that much, and low grade fever for a few days. Since he didn't have any crazy physical ailments, I brought him to school on Friday. A little before noon, school called and said that his eyes were real bad. They were really gunky and oozy, and he needed to be picked up. I of course would never be able to pick up just one of them, so I brought the twins home and worked from home for the afternoon. He seemed himself for the most part - except a little bit lethargic (although neither of them napped, so that's nothing crazy). Then he started squinting and blinking way more frequently, so I decided I was going to bring him to the doctor. Plus, he looked like this -
I called Woburn Pediatrics twice - they kind of deterred me from bringing him in. "It doesn't sound like conjunctivitis, it sounds like a cold in his eye, so there's nothing we can do about that - drops won't help". Me: "Oh ok, but he seems miserable...so maybe I should bring him in anyway?" This was about 2pm. They then said they were booked til after 5pm and hinted that they were real busy. I just said that didn't matter and book the first available. Thankfully, the first avail appt was with their actual PCP - in other words, someone who knows them both really well. I went there with just Caden; my Dad stayed home with Conor, while my mom and Grandma picked up Cal from his daycare (it takes a village folks!). Shortly after, my sister and Linds relieved my Dad and they were home with both Con and Cal. We arrived shortly after that with lots of meds for Caden's conjunctivitis, croup, and an ear infection. I immediately gave him a dose (and maybe a few cadbury mini eggs hehe) and we were on our way to recuperating!
We arrived home and Caden ran into the house yelling "Conor!". Conor ran down to the front door yelling "Caden!". They met each other at the landing and hugged. It was SO ADORABLE. They played for a bit and then early bedtime since everyone was under the weather.
We then had a few snakebates, guinesses, (guinnei?), and black and tans with Chrissy and Linds while we enjoyed some corned beef dinner and some banana bread after that. Random combo - but it was so nice staying in, enjoying their company before their big move, and relaxing. I sure am going to miss them.
We also had a photo shoot! Thanks to C + L for the family photos.
Even with all those sicknesses, we made it to the Cape! Haha. We are nuts!