Half way to Kansas I got a call from the doctor that had seen him at the urgent care and she said that she didn't think to check him for influenza. She said if he was still running a fever in the morning to get him into another urgent care in Kansas. As luck would have it, he was still running a fever and was very lethargic and not himself the next morning.
We went back to an urgent care who then sent us to the hospital for further tests. In the end they concluded that he had a bacterial infection but they didn't know where. They checked nose, throat, ears, lungs and all that looked good and even the influenza test came back negative but according to the blood work there was an infection somewhere and he was dehydrated. They put him on a strong antibiotic and by the next day he was starting to act more like himself.
Trying to climb up to see inside the Little House on the Prairie house.
Nothing like watching your kids running and laughing. It was so good to see Bubby feeling good again.
Once the kids found the animals they were set.
And I think the animals liked it too. Except for when the kids were trying to feed them sticks.
I've never met a kid that loves animals as much as the little guy.
This little girl ain't too far off though.
My goodness...she looks so grown up.
Climbing up to get a closer look....
So the two boys followed suit.
But then it was time to get down because one of the animals started trying to eat my daughter. Not cool. Thankful she wasn't hurt.
If they were looking at me this would've been an awesome picture. Still cute as it is...
After Little House on the Prairie we went to a local zoo. Cousin's just chilling in the double stroller.
Not sure what was in the bottle of water Boppy had in her hand....but she started getting a little goofy on me at the park. I hope when I'm 81 I'm able to still climb on a horse statue....
Or sit on an alligator.
It was a beautiful and fun day to spend together.
Back at the house...We got a kick out of watching my niece....
Tackle Little G. We'd sit him back up and she would push him over again. It was a game she was playing. She is smaller than him but she definitely got the best of him. It is going to be a blast watching these two grow up.
The last night we were there we got to enjoy a gorgeous sunset while watching the cousins run and play in the yard. Doesn't get much better.
We also got a picture of Boppy in the swing that my brother built with three of her great-grandkids. There was a moment of tears when Boppy said she thinks this will probably be the last time she is able to make the trip over to Kansas. The long drives just aren't easy on her anymore. She was very thankful for this trip and I'm so glad we made the decision to go last minute. We had a blast and it's nice knowing that we will get to see these guys again soon since they will be coming home for Thanksgiving.