We get the call from Bub's school..."Bub is sick, please pick him up now". Really?!?
Joe gets Bub, is informed that he wouldn't eat, and pointed to his throat when asked if he was hurting, and refused to take an oral or axillary temp. thank God they didn't try a rectal temp, right? Joe, being the well trained Nurse's husband asked, "didn't you try taking his temp w/ a temporal thermometer?" the response of the school nurse was..."we will be purchasing one in the very near future."
*insert eye rolling*
Once Joe talked to Bub's aide, the story took a slightly different tone. when Bub pointed to his throat, he was moving his pointer finger from the top of his throat to the bottom of his throat. That is "drink" in ASL. When they kept asking if his throat hurt he started crying.
Momma translation: I am thirsty and you don't understand me, I think I will cry now because I am thirsty and mad.
*Insert my head pounding on the counter*
Bub's temp is 98.7- normal. after 3 attempts, got to see the throat: no redness, no swelling. No glandular swelling in the cervical (neck) area. ears clean and clear, nose clear, eyes bright, MM pink & moist.
Bub is fine. Bub has now learned to fake getting sick to get out of school. My gratitude abounds.
Bub is now in his room, in BED since he's "sick", and I have him practicing writing his letters on his little leapfrog electronic pad thingy grandma got him. Gave him Jello, and Joe bought him some soda on the way home from school. Bub is no longer "thirsty"
Thinking of printing out this post as Bub's excuse note for school tomorrow.