riots#9: the one before spring break

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If I didn’t laugh so much I would be crying. Seriously. That’s where we are at this week. It was the last week before Spring Break.

Sunday – rest

Sunday is when the true madness started. I was really hoping to kind of have a chilled out day, but Mr PugRunner ended up taking little man to Urgent Care. The bites on his eye from last week’s hike were not looking much better at all, and we needed to get some answers.

Unfortunately, it turned into a bit of a baffling situation. The PA there really wasn’t sure what to say, prescribed some medications and advised us to follow up with our pediatrician.

Monday – 6.5 miles, running

These early runs are really the only thing I have had going for me as far as de-stressing is concerned. I got to try out my new Ravenna, which I reviewed here.

And then we waited for little man’s appointment.

His pediatrician was also a little baffled, ordered a second culture and prescribed a different set of meds (we went with her prescriptions). She was fairly certain it was some kind of infection but requested we keep him home until the results of the culture came back, and also to follow up asap with a pediatric cardiologist to ensure that if it was a viral infection, it hadn’t gotten into his eye.

In the meantime, he missed his field trip to visit his new middle school, and was incredibly bummed about that.

Tuesday –rest

Tuesday was just a chill day at home. He had some homework that had been assigned to him, for the week and that kept him mostly busy.

In the evening, we had originally had plans to go see Waitress at the theater, but we moved our tickets to Wednesday in order to attend the parent orientation at the middle school. Again, little man couldn’t join us as he was pretty much in quarantine. We, however, had a good visit and are a little excited about him starting.

Wednesday – rest

I had to cancel another day of plans to stay home with my guy. Little man was being such a trooper about everything, but I knew he was getting bored and we were both experiencing quite a bit of cabin fever.

Again, the opthamologist was a bit perplexed. The bites/rash/lesions around the eye presented like several different illnesses/ailments, and we wouldn’t really know without the cultures. The ophthalmologist advised us to continue medicating, stay home one more day, and we would follow up next week.

Thursday – 6.5 miles, running

I was grateful for everything about this day, including this run.

And then S took me out to our local golf championship for the day. I had originally had plans to go for the first time on Wednesday but with the opthamologist appointment, I wasn’t able to get away. I had never been to The Players before, and I admittedly don’t love golf, but it was absolutely wonderful to be out in the fresh air, just enjoying a gorgeous day with friends.

And it was so quiet. So very quiet. Magical. I was so incredibly grateful and appreciative.


The results came in as a nasty staph infection and we were cleared for activity! We were able to secure two more tickets to The Players (kids under 18 are free!) and spent another beautiful day at the golf course. Little man had never gone either, and he was so happy to be out of the house.

Saturday – Vilano Bridge 10K

On Saturday morning, S and another of our neighborhood friends took on the Vilano Bridge 10K for the first time. We absolutely rocked it.

Mr PugRunner and Papa Bear headed off to Tampa for a Yankees Spring Training game and little man and I took advantage of a bit of down time. I even managed a very brief nap which was much needed.

So, clearly, it’s been a week. Not the most pleasant week, but all’s well that ends well, right?

With running, things are great. The new shoes are fabulous and I’m feeling good. I even did two things: registered for the Boston Athletic Association 10K and put in for the Peachtree Roadrace Lottery! I’m definitely in for Boston, and waiting to hear for Peachtree. Fingers crossed!

While little man was home, he did a bit of cooking. I taught him how to use the crockpot and he made pulled Buffalo chicken with curly fries and corn on the cob. Not the most inventive, but it was yummy.

So, at least we had some gains in the past week. This week is Spring Break for real, and so we are just going with the flow. We will have some family in town and the boys will be off for some fun things. Stay tuned.

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15 Responses to riots#9: the one before spring break

  1. Kim G says:

    Oh man, what a rough week – I’m so sorry! Your little man is such a tough cookie. I am glad that you were able to find out what the issue was by the end of the week and that he’s feeling better.

  2. your poor little guy! Can’t believe it took so long to diagnose it . Hope he is feeling much better by now. Oh yes runs are always therapy glad to see you got yours in
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Ugh, me either. I get it – they were being careful and it really just wasn’t looking familiar, but it made for a really hard few weeks. He’s much, much better. We have our last follow up this afternoon and it couldn’t come fast enough.

  3. Wow, it has been a week! I’m glad you figured out what was going on with your son’s eye. Hopefully he is well on the way to healing!

  4. Darlene says:

    Glad they finally figured out the eye situation.

    I’m wearing my new Ravennas as we speak.

    I ordered a different color.

  5. Oh man, what a week you’ve had! I’m glad you got an answer to his eye issue. I hope it all clears up quickly and things settle down for you!

  6. That is scary that it took so long to get some answers…ugh! Glad you had a happy ending, but what a week!

  7. Cool you are in for the Boston race and fingers crossed for you for Peachtree. So scary about your sons eye. I am happy they figured it out and glad he will be ok!
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  8. Oh man, what a week! Glad they finally got to the bottom of it. I hope he’s on the mend!

    • runswithpugs says:

      Me, too. Some of the things they were throwing around were more than a little scary. He’s doing so much better. One more follow up today and we should be in the clear!

  9. Smitha says:

    I’m glad you finally got some answers!! Your poor baby! The one race I’ve done for a medal is Little Rock Marathon.

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