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Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Dan went to our family doctor yesterday and diagnosis?  Uvulitis!

Uvulitis is  an inflammation of the uvula and can be caused by many different things.  Most likely though, Dan picked up an infection at the hospital when he was having his surgery.  So, that's comforting....

He got a nice shot of steroids in the rump and came home with some very large Augmentin pills.  He said his throat was feeling a little better this morning but we were hoping it would be like strep and the antibiotics would start working immediately.

I'm kicking myself for not forcing him to go to the doctor on Saturday morning.  Our family doctor has clinic hours every evening from 4:00 to 8:00 and on Saturday mornings from 8:00 to 12:00 where you can just walk in and be seen by a PA or NP.  It's super convenient and we discussed going on Saturday morning but Dan takes a more wait and see approach where I am more, let's go get it checked out and get the meds going if needed.  Next time, I will force the issue.  Had I done so, he could have saved himself 3 extra days of extreme pain when swallowing.  It's the diet plan he did not want!

I'm heading out this morning to get the necessary items for Peter's character day costume.  Hopefully I can find what he's looking for without breaking the bank.

PJ day seemed to go well.  It ran the gamut from sweats, to plaid sleep pants, to shorts and tees, to onsies, to full on button up old man pjs with bath robes.

Today is Mathletes vs. Athletes.  Peter wore Dan's very old Drew Bledsoe jersey.  Drew was the quarterback of the Patriots before Tom Brady if that tells you how old the jersey was.  Although, his name isn't on the back just his number - 11, which is currently the number of Julian Edelman.

I can't wait to see if anyone dresses up as a Mathlete - which I am assuming is full on nerd gear.

And since I don't like to have a post without a picture, and I'm pretty sure you don't want to see Dan's extremely inflamed and spotted uvula, I'll leave you with these:

This can will curl up anywhere!  So cute but I don't allow cats on kitchen tables or counter tops because that's just gross!  So, no matter how cute he looks here, he had to come down!


Pam said...

That's horrible on the uvula. I never heard of getting an infected one..and yes, very nice feeling to know you got it at the hospital. Fun. Times. I hope he's feeling better soon. Your kitty is so cute. Such a sweet little face. :)

Madeline said...

Yikes! Hopefully the shot and the heavy duty antibiotics help kick it! (And any other infection that may be lurking...) My kids are currently obsessed with looking at pictures of Wally. So even though he's not allowed on the table, I love that you shared it!

Mari said...

Poor Dan! That sounds so miserable!
I love, seeing Wally. :)

Billie Jo said...

I hope he feels better soon, Beth.
That precious kitty???
Adorable! : )

UplayOnline said...

I love that you shared it!