After last school year, the one things I wished for this year more then anything was health. Last year, the Bean got her butt kicked by colds, strep throat, 3 stomach bugs and everything else in between. Thankfully nothing she had last year was serious- but it was constant from September though March. I was hoping and praying this year would be different- that after one year of school under her belt she built up enough immunities to stay healthy.
Turns out I was concentrating on the wrong kid.
Scorch started coughing about 10 days ago and he complained a few times that his throat hurt. I didn’t think much of it- figured the hurt was from the cough- until I heard there were two kids in a his class with strep. Friday I took him to the doctor to find out he doesn’t have strep (good!), but he does have pneumonia.
Thankfully it’s a very mild case of it and presents itself now only as a cough. We have the poor kid on medicine and we’re forcing clear liquids on him like it’s our job- but this was not the start to the school year I was hoping for. Fingers crossed that Scorch is better soon and that this is the worst of it for the rest of the year.