So Rich is still in the hospital, but he's improving. He'll be there until at least Monday, but I'd be surprised if it was any longer than that. (Don't read the rest of this paragraph if you are easily skeeved.) They haven't completely eliminated the possibility of surgery, but they want to see how he's doing tomorrow and do an MRI before they open him up. There isn't any visible evidence of actual pockets of infection (essentially pockets of puss) so they'll use the results of the MRI to help decide if there is anything to go in and drain. Of course we are hoping for no surgery, because the place they lanced in the ER is really the only part that is super painful for him and cutting in more places is just going to make the pain worse.
Rich's extended family has been great checking in and offering to help not only with the kids but with his mom. Our baby sitter has been amazing and super flexible. And, good friends of ours took Noah for the afternoon today despite the fact they have a shit load of family crap going on themselves.
Thanks to everyone on my side of the family (extended) that has checked in and sent good wishes!
Unfortunately, I came home this evening to a little boy with a 102 degree temp. He hasn't been himself all week, probably longer. Between the Fifths Disease rash, and the sinus congestion he's pretty pathetic. Of course he really misses his daddy and having me gone all day isn't helping.
So, I'll take him to the pediatrician tomorrow and if he isn't feeling better I'll stay home with him. I know I never wanted anyone but my own mommy with me when I was sick.
I hate that Rich may be by himself all day but since he's doing so much better I think I really need to be with the boys. Noah is asking if Daddy is going to die and showing more of his "stress" behaviors. If Kiel is feeling better I'll try and get Noah over to the hospital to spend a little time with Rich.
So yeah, Universe? You'll have to try harder, because right now I've got this covered.