Clare is finally feeling better. At first, it did not seem like the antibiotics were doing the trick. It's so tough with antibiotics in our family because Shawn is severely allergic to penicillin, amoxycillin, etc., and Jamie is allergic to them as well (you can read about Jamie's "speckles" in a post way back in August 05). Given the family history, no doctor wants to even try Clare on amoxycillin at this point due to her medical history.
Clare was just miserable for three days. High fever, refused to eat, barely drank, and slept and slept. She has never been this sick at home. Then on the fourth day, her fever finally broke and she started feeling better. Today (a week after we went to the doctor's), Clare is slowly starting to eat again and her energy seems to be coming back. Of course, she just cut another bottom tooth, so that doesn't help with her general well-being! Clare always seems to take a long time to come back to her normal self when she's sick. Jamie can be sick as a dog one day, then bounce right back the next.
We went to a birthday party today for one of the girls in our playgroup. Both Jamie and Clare had a fabulous time. (Okay, Clare had kind of a fabulous time - she really enjoyed the chicken and cheese taquitos that were served!) I love to just sit and watch Jamie play with his friends. He has so much joy. It was a beautiful day to be at an outside birthday party. I am sad that our fun summer is almost over. This was the best summer I can remember in quite some time. We are heading off to the beach in one week and counting for our last summer fling!