31 August 2007

it was one of "those" days...

i'm not a big tv watcher. every once in a great while i'll turn on the tv...or john'll have it on and i just end up watching it because it's there. especially lately, i've just got a ton more important stuff to do...things i'd rather be doing. subsequently, elijah does not watch much tv either. we don't really want him watching it...but we're not exactly tv nazis either. he's exposed to it at his auntie and uncle's house (because it is ALWAYS on...at ear-splitting levels too) and also at his grandparents (where it is also always on...but on a spanish channel and not so loud). however, at our house, he rarely, if ever, watches it. i think maybe he's watched tv four or five times at our house. ever. in his life. but on a day like yesterday...there really was no alternative. elijah was sick and tired of being in the house (as was i) but it was 105 degrees outside and i wasn't about to deal with that. i suppose we could have packed up the car and drove to the mall or something...but really...that's enough of a hassle in itself. so. the tv it was. nick jr. really does have plenty of quality kids programs...the kind that teach as well as entertain. this is not something i do regularly but it certainly was a lifesaver yesterday.

on another note...we finally figured out what was wrong with elijah. turns out he had baby measles (officially roseola). this is what webmd.com had to say about it:

Roseola (roseola infantum) is a mild illness caused by a virus. It is generally harmless and is most common in children 6 months to 2 years of age. It is rare after age 4.

Roseola often starts with a sudden high fever [103 F to 105 F] that lasts 2 to 3 days, although it can last up to 8 days. The rapid increase in temperature may be the first sign of roseola and often occurs before you realize that your child has a fever. The fever ends suddenly.
After the fever ends, a rosy-pink rash may appear over your child's entire body, starting on the torso and spreading to the face, neck, and arms. The rash is not itchy and may last 1 to 2 days.
On rare occasions, a sore throat, stomach ache, vomiting, and diarrhea occur.
A child with roseola may appear fussy or irritable and may have a decreased appetite, but most children behave almost normally.

totally and completely what elijah had. so nice to know what was going on...even if it is after the fact. he still has the rash...but it looks like it's on its way out since it has made its way to his face and legs. i'm so glad he's getting back to normal though...sick babies are no fun.

here hoping that we don't have to resort to the tv again today...

maybe it's a kiddie pool kinda day...if only we could find some shade...that's the trouble with new developments. the trees are all new too...twigs we call 'em.

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