Sunday... running a fever, mom.. can I not go to church today?
Monday... fever increasing, looking poorly.
Took to the doctor.
He suspects a bacterial upper respiratory infection (a cold caused by bacteria). no immediate signs of strep throat.
Put on meds to help him fight the bacteria.
Almost fell asleep before I finished reading books with him. Woke up just enough to say...but mom, you haven't told me a story out of your head yet.