Olympic Trials + Kid Fevers

June 25, 2024

VERY exciting race:

I am almost never up at 10 pm but last night was a little wild. A had her fourth day of 103F fever so I decided it was time to get her seen (thought maybe she needed a chest Xray). Josh stayed home with the other 2 kids while A + I headed out to urgent care at around 6:30 to return home at 9:30 PM with antibiotics (rapid strep + and now I feel dumb for not taking her earlier, but her cough threw me off). On the positive side, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the urgent care experience was (not too crowded, got seen in relatively quick time frame, etc).

SIDE NOTE: She was scheduled — very strategically, I might add — for wisdom teeth removal Friday but I’m thinking they will probably not want to move forward with that after just 3.5 days of treatment so . . . example of some best laid plans that didn’t work out all that well. Ahh well. Not the end of the world.

Then I got a series of pages so I was fully awake when the race began, so I figured I’d watch! It was pretty exciting. I won’t give away any spoilers in case you want to be surprised but wow – all of these women are just amazing. I tried leaning forward the way Elle St. Pierre does in my run this morning and shocker, it didn’t work for me for the way it seems to for her!

I am tired today (got more pages until around midnight) and may actually bring a backpack with a pillow or something squishy so I can take an official Office Floor Nap and have somewhere to put my head. Honestly I feel like a little 20-30 minute lie down would probably do wonders.

In other slightly more arbitrary news, July 1st is apparently my new January 1st when it comes to planners. I’m looking forward to breaking into my EC Lifeplanner (3 box vertical, kicking it old school!) and the second half of my Hobonichi Cousin Avec. Inspired by Amanda I will tryyyyy to do a midyear planner stack update.

I’m kind of embracing this midyear fresh start! ANOTHER Monday 1st which is pretty cool – having both January 1 and July 1 fall on Mondays only happens during a Monday start year and a leap year so I guess . . . 1/28 of the time?

FINAL NOTE: CALL FOR Qs – doing a Q&A ep on BOBW soon. If you have questions feel free to submit them here or via email (sarah hart unger at gmail)!


  • Reply coreebrownswan June 25, 2024 at 8:39 am

    Oof, I’ve got a sick kid as well and my writing buddy cancelled on me after her daughter woke up with a terrible sore throat. It’s the last week of school here, so everyone seems to be crawling over the finish line. T woke up early Saturday with a fever and ear pain, but rallied during the day. Same happened Sunday, we kept him home yesterday, and he moaned all night, so my husband took him to the GP this AM. A bad ear infection, but nothing else, so he decided he wanted to go to school after his first dose of antibiotics. I think he didn’t want to miss out on the fun. I’ll pick him up early rather than sending him to aftercare, so it’s a shorter day at least.

    This is my last full week of work before holiday so I was trying to squeeze everything in, but I’ve had a headache for days and last night, had a migraine with aura, so I fell asleep at 7:30 last night with an ice pack on my head, and spent this AM resting. Just looking at my list for easy stuff this afternoon.

    I really enjoyed the goal check-in, it inspired me to go through my list (posted in my home office) and see how I was doing. I think home is going to be the focuus for the second half of the year – I’m doing so well on everything else, but I haven’t gotten any of the spaces I identified as priorities truly done.

  • Reply jennystancampiano June 25, 2024 at 8:57 am

    I also stayed up way too late watching track and field. That race was amazing, and did you see the women’s 800. So sad for Athing Mu!!! I can see that these Olympic trials, and then the actual Olympics of course, are going to wreak havok with my sleep. Oh well- I’m not missing it!
    Hope A feels better soon.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger June 25, 2024 at 2:29 pm

      I didn’t see the 800! I went to bed right after and was dealing w hospital stuff before. Athing Mu is such an amazing athlete though I’m so sad she won’t be on the team 🙁

  • Reply Elisabeth June 25, 2024 at 9:36 am

    Oh no! That is an intense evening for you and poor A. Glad they got to the root of the problem quickly and hope she recovers just as fast. Too bad about the timing on the wisdom teeth. Ugh. Best laid plans, indeed.

    There must be something in the water…
    My “A” had a high fever over the weekend and I took her to urgent care Sunday evening and she was diagnosed with pneumonia. What’s strange is it is going around like crazy. There are SO many kids (and adults) in our community with pneumonia which is highly unusual, especially this time of year. Thankfully, it’s the last week of school so she’s not missing anything by staying home. Technically she could go back tomorrow but we’re not going to do that; hopefully the final day Friday she’s well enough so she can collect all the stuff in her locker.

    I’m reallllyyy hoping she’ll be 100% by Sunday. She starts her first week of a leadership training program that night. She’ll be done her course of AB by then, but I know energy levels can really take a hit after pneumonia so FINGERS CROSSED.

  • Reply Sesb June 25, 2024 at 10:03 am

    Usually we will proceed with surgery in a strep + patient who has been on antibiotics x24h. The cough may change things, but you can always call the dental office to see what they have to say. I hope that’s helpful!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger June 25, 2024 at 10:21 am

      That is helpful!!! Fingers crossed!!! And yes left a message and waiting to hear back. She still had fever this am but way improved (100.5 not 103!)

      • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger June 25, 2024 at 3:28 pm

        They are moving it, I guess bc it’s the mouth/throat so close to the surgery. Or maybe they are just super cautious since it’s so elective, who knows. That’s ok though bc we found a late July date that isn’t tooooo bad and in some ways better bc I won’t be on call.

  • Reply Lisa's Yarns June 25, 2024 at 11:38 am

    I hope the rest of you avoid strep! It seems like it’s far more prevalent these days versus pre-Covid! The boys have had it several times. The upside is that it is easy to treat and you can bounce back quickly. My poor boys had the awful combo of Strep + Influenza A last fall! I somehow magically avoided both which is shocking considering my immune compromised status.

    But ugh, wisdom teeth extraction! That was a rough procedure for me. I was 16 when I had it done so a bit older than A. My other siblings had a far easier time with it!

  • Reply Coco June 25, 2024 at 10:41 pm

    A has wisdom teeth already???? did she started braces? I thought wisdom teeth are for adults. hahah.. i had 4 of them taking out in my 30s.
    glad to hear that ER experience was good. I hate waiting in the ER always wondering if it’s something serious, how ER can take so long.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger June 26, 2024 at 5:33 am

      She is on round 2 of braces already but her wisdom teeth are apparently blocking her final molars from coming in so in order to finish the braces the wisdom teeth need to come out. She’s always been very early w teeth stuff!!! I had mine out around age 19 or so … home from college over the summer 🙂

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