Braska’s been in preschool 3 weeks, today started her 4th week. And she’s been snotty and congested since day 3, not surprisingly, but still annoyingly. She’s missed one day because I didn’t think anyone would want to deal with the excessive snottiness, but generally she’s been going.
Today the school nurse called at about 11am to say that she had been lethargic—she was zoning out and not wanting to eat snack--in the classroom and they’d taken her temp, then they sent her to the nurse who also took her temp and got 100.8 F and that she needed to be picked up. This is interesting to me because she’s never had a fever due to illness before. Yep, in 3 years…not a bad record. She might have been up a degree here or there, but never a “fever” that needed attention. And not wanting to eat, well, we know that’s no new thing. And zoning out, depending on the context, she does sometimes do that. Wish I could have seen it to be sure, but I’m not worried.
No problem picking her up, that’s fine. But what’s funny is that on the way home I stopped to pick up a new thermometer since all ours are pretty old and questionable in their reliability. So we get home, I check her temp (no meds having been given yet) and it’s totally normal, even low, as she usually is. I check Kinlee and hers is also fine, as is mine, so the thermometer seems to be ok. And Braska’s fine, playing, chatting as usual, getting around fine without any lethargic hint at all.
So now she gets to stay home tomorrow, due to that 24-hour-no-fever rule, and we’ll hang out or do something fun. I’m thinking that she had a little fluctuation, or she’d been playing hard, or who knows. But other than the continuous clear runny nose, and an occasional little cough, she’s in good shape.
Not a bad first-call-from-school situation, all things considered.