We’re pretty sure our brand new little dog has distemper, which he must have been exposed to before we quickly vaccinated him. He’s gradually worsened and may be at the bottom and about to get better because he has started eating again, or he may be done for, which would certainly break all our hearts. He’s at the vet right now and will stay overnight on an iv. We’ll know in the morning if it looks like he will make it.
Also this week, my son has had back and forth high fevers, which has been exhausting and has confounded the doctor. “It’s a virus”, “no wait, it could be dengue fever”, “no, no, it’s a virus”, “But oh, there’s still a chance it could be dengue fever.” We’re exhausted and so is he. He awoke without a fever today and so he is at school now with the hopes that the high fever won’t return in the afternoon like it has so many days before. We’re only on Day 8 of fever watch but we’re hoping he’s back to his normal chaos today, rather than the sickly chaos of the past week.
So that’s what I’ve been up to. Wiping the forehead of a feverish child and administering liquids to a dog from a syringe. When I wasn’t with one, I was with the other. And when I wasn’t with the other, I was with the one. Fingers crossed for a new day, a new week, with an order of healthy on the side. Happy Monday, everyone.