I hate computer issues. I'm still not seeing my signature, but evidently you all are. Spyware Doctor can't scan my computer until we install the newest updates (which we thought we were doing.) So at 3 am this morning the newest updates auto-updated. Makes sense. I tried to run the doc and it's now telling me that the database isn't updated. I don't even know what or where that is. So I don't know what the hell is going on. What I DO know is that I'm completely frustrated. I can only check blogs for so long or a kazillion other things will start running in the background. My husband was going to look at it again last night but that didn't happen. He fell asleep, poor guy. He put in a long day. And today doesn't appear to be any better. So - please forgive my lack of visiting. I will try to get in as many visits as I can. Stinking computer!
And the fun continues in our house. Yesterday I got a call from the school that my oldest son was in the nurse's office. She told me that his stomach was upset and then was sweet enough to say - "I never see him. So I really don't think he feels well." Kudos to Austin for not using the nurse as a scapegoat all of the time. So, I went up to the school and brought him home. When we got in the car he told me that the nurse thinks this very large pimple on the side of his nose (poor thing looks like a witch) might be mersa! So, before calling the doctor, I called my mother. I mean I just thought it was a large zit! Mommy told me not to mess around. Since the nurse, who was probably just being overly cautious, mentioned mersa, I had to call the doctor. Ok. So I did and got him in yesterday at 2:15. At 3:00 they took him back! AAAGH.
The doctor came in - took one look at it and said, yep. It's mersa. My heart dropped. I think my eyeballs must have popped out of my head because he quickly said, don't worry. It's a very mild strain and he'll be on an antibiotic. What started out as just a regular old zit, got infected. He might have had a scratch on his nose and came in contact with someone at school, maybe in gym, who had mersa and probably didn't even realize it. He did say that this zit, pimple, growth, whatever we're calling it, was so large, he could cut it out. But he didn't want to cut his nose and risk leaving a scar just yet, so we'll see how the antibiotic works. Ok.... In order for him to return to school, he would have to keep it covered with a bandage. I just gave the doc this look which he must have recognized as "Give me a break" and he said so, I'll just keep him out the rest of the week being it's Christmas and all. He won't be missing that much. GOOD. The kids teased the hell out of him to begin with. Now to go back into school with a big bandage on the nose and tell them it's mersa?? Are you kidding? Whether it's a weak strain or not, the kids don't understand that. They would annihilate him. So, Austin gets an extended Christmas break.
In the meantime, he has separate bathtowels, separate linens, and his clothes are getting a private washing. He's not happy about the size of this horsepill he has to take. So I cut them in half. Even then it's twice the size of an Advil. So, I'm trying to put this all into perspective. It's the week before Christmas. I still have a few last minute things to pick up. I still have to grocery shop for Christmas dinner. Wrap the gifts. Deal with computer issues and my son who has mersa. I'm sure the school is going to be so happy when I go up there today to get his assignments and turn in his excuse. But, it definitely could be worse! Praising God that it's not worse!! Maybe my computer has mersa??
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