Last night in the middle of a dream that I was ironing (*shudder from disgust*), I woke up to another nightmare--George was crying, burning up with fever, and starting to retch. Poor baby. I held his heated little body over the toilet and let him heave up whatever nastiness was in his churning tummy. Then I gathered him close and comforted him while Chuck found a thermometer, got a sippy cup of water, and put a sheet liner* on George's bed in preparation for a full night of cleaning up vomit. Luckily, after about 1/2 and hour George returned to sweet slumber and there was no more vomit to deal with. He's still a little out of sorts today, but at least he is better and his fever is down. So I left him in Lindsey's capable and loving arms and headed into work.
Then, as I was sitting in a conference regarding municipal regulations of oil and gas wells (*shudder again from disgust*), I received a text from Lindsey asking me "What is the best thing to buy to get rid of lice?" I froze while scratching my head and responded, "WHAT?!?! Oh my god. There is stuff at the pharmacy. Just ask. Who has lice?!?!" I scratched my neck.
Turns out Evie apparently has lice. I've never had lice, never seen lice, never treated lice. I have no idea what to do, but Lindsey has it all in hand. Hell, she's even tried to comfort me. Bless her. *scratching the top of my scalp*
She's already stripped the beds and purchased all the required shampoo and stuff to eliminate the presence of lice. *just scratched my ear lobe* I guess we're all in store for a good washing with nasty lice shampoo.
And tomorrow, we get to dive back into the emergency room drama and have Evie's staples removed from the back of her head. I'm not looking forward to that. Wish us luck. The removal is supposed to hurt worse than when they put the staples in.
The silver lining is that we are well-stocked with wine, champagne, and scotch so at least there is a little treat waiting at home for us to ease our pain.
For now, here are some pics of the kids from the past few weeks. Enjoy.