So, did you know they clean school buses by raising up the front and then power-washing the inside so all the water and dirt runs out the back? Something new every day!
I learned this because yesterday William threw up twice on the bus on the way home, and the dispatcher called me to give me the heads-up, and so I went running out with towels to help clean up the bus, but the driver told me not to worry about it.
Of course, I AM worried about it. I am very, very worried that William will get on the bus next time and no one will want to sit next to him because he threw up. I'm worried someone will make him feel bad about it. Also, I'm worried about middle school and high school and car accidents and people breaking his heart. But right now I am focusing on the barfing problem in particular.
I took him to the doctor, not because he barfed but because he's had an increasingly bad cough and he said he barfed because he coughed so much, and also because he could barely walk from the bus to the house, and also because he then lay on the couch pale and motionless for the rest of the day, and also because AFTER taking Motrin his fever was still 103.4.
It turns out he has a huge ear infection, so that the doctor flinched back and said, "Ouch!" and then said, "Buddy, you've got to COMPLAIN more." But William said the ear hadn't hurt him at all until the doctor poked it. We stopped on the way home and got him his antibiotics, and now he's home watching cartoons in the living room and eating cinnamon toast. I picture the antibiotics going through his system now, popping the little bad guys: Pop! Pop! Pop!
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