Fevers and Hair

Hey! Guess where I was yesterday afternoon? No, really! Take a guess!

Why, YES! I was at the pediatrician’s office! With Wito! Who had a fever of 102.7!

(insert hysterically maniacal laughter)

Ha. Ha. Er, ahem. How did THAT happen, you ask?

Let’s see:

Friday – Pediatrician’s office
Monday – Pediatric Neurologist’s office
Tuesday – Neuro Ophthalmologist’s office

Would you care to wager on how Wito came down with a fever? Could it possibly be the germy germs he’s been making out with for the past 5 days in said offices?

So, yes. We completed our 4th appointment in 6 days, as of late yesterday afternoon. Someone give this handsome toddler and his fair-haired mama a prize, will ya?

To top it off, I just can’t stop my tremendous feelings of guilt and worry.

No, not about Wito…about YOU PEOPLE!

I noticed this incoming link to my site, read it and tada, now feel like a Big Let Down Asshole. Did the lovely Alice make any sort of insinuation that I was a BLDA? Of course not! It’s my self-imposed guilt, people!

So, here’s the thing. I wasn’t planning on doing a Hair Thursday during the week of Christmas, two potential participants are MIA, so that leaves 4 lovely ladies who were supposed to be part of Hair Thursday 2007: The Frosh Year.

These four ladies got all of their information and photos in on time, so who am I to flake out on them? (Mom! Are you reading this? I can’t deal with guilt! I’ll do anything to make people happy! I AM EXACTLY LIKE YOU.)

So. Alice, Dani, Caroline R. and Stephanie B. – COME ON DOWN!

Okay, not this very minute, but I promise I will do a 4-participant Hair Thursday once I’m back in Oklahoma, where Wito will be lovingly whisked off by my family while I’m carelessly ignored by everyone. (Just kidding, mom! Don’t cry! Although, baking me a carrot cake might help with the guilt.)

December 27th*, yo. Be there or be square, bitches.

*updated due to ballyhoo

  • ginny

    December 6, 2007 at 7:56 am

    Ooooo…sorry about Wito. Let me guess: a virus!! Nothing you can do about that except fluids and rest…fun!! I guess you jinxed yourself when you commented on my blog about not looking forward to random illnesses…but look at the bright side! Maybe he won’t get sick over the holidays since he’s immunized himself. Maybe? Hope to see ya over Christmas.

  • Veronique

    December 6, 2007 at 7:58 am

    Whoorl you rock! :D

  • Veronique

    December 6, 2007 at 7:59 am

    p.s. I’m sorry about all the worries about Wito.

  • Alice

    December 6, 2007 at 8:07 am

    hello. am jerky. especially now that wee wito is sick again. alice: NOW WITH MORE JERK!

    you totally deserve a prize. like.. uh.. say.. not having whiny complainy bloggers coerce you into feeling guilty? :-)

  • Keri

    December 6, 2007 at 8:29 am

    I hope Wito is feeling better. It sounds like you deserve a nice trip to see your family. Happy Holidays to the Whoorl Family!

  • bethany

    December 6, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Yeah, cut yourself some slack sister. this hair Thursday thing is a gift that you are giving…more time from yourself and your family. So take a break and have a normal holiday and don’t worry….everyone will be here when you get back! That’s an order:)

  • sweetney

    December 6, 2007 at 9:24 am

    my hair is too embarrassing for your Hair Thursday. this torments me.

    and sorry about the illness(es). bummer, dude.

  • sizzle

    December 6, 2007 at 9:25 am

    i suffer from the guilt too. i heard a quote that rang true for me once- something like, “guilt is just your ego’s way of tricking you into thinking you are making moral progress.” ha!

    but selfishly, i am so excited for hair thursdays. they give me such a lift!

  • Sara

    December 6, 2007 at 9:48 am

    I’m not sure what little Wito’s problems have been…but we’ve been to the pediatric opth. before. We’re actually going back in; our girl will need surgery to correct her “lazy” eye. Sigh. Anyway, all the best to you — hugs, too! And yes, you are giving a gift — if folks need ideas they can check out Oprah’s recent hair special (although it’s not nearly as fabulous as your site, of course).

  • Dawn

    December 6, 2007 at 11:04 am

    Oh… getting sick from trying to be well – UGH!

    I’m proud of me for sending in my Hair Thursday 2008 stuff already! Will pat myself on the back and look forward to the rest of 07.

  • Filtering Life

    December 6, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    There should hair Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in my book. Heck a separate website dedicated to hair. I know you think being a mother and wife is more important, but clearly it is not! I am going re submit my quaff for 2008. I still need a bonified Whoorl evaluation.

  • Heather Cook

    December 6, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Poor poor little Wito. I hope feels better soon. BTW Where in OK are you from?

  • Pam

    December 6, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    Aw, poor little guy.

    As I kept reading your post, I was anticipating seeing my name as one of those you were going to get to next. Not because I think I’m close to the top of your list (I think I got my submission in later than most), but because after reading your plans for taking a (well deserved) holiday break, I went ahead and scheduled a hair appointment for next week! Wouldn’t that be freaking ironic? And the story of my life!

    Anyway, I plan on going through with the plan I came up with for my hair (which I’m not quite confident in) and (if you’re interested) email you the results. It will be funny for you to tell me what a mistake I’ve made. Kind of like a reverse-Hair Thursday! HAHA!

    Hope your little one feels better soon!!!

  • Michelle

    December 6, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Whoorl – My hair Thursday is in May…if you need to bump me back to give yourself some time, that’s okay :o) You’ve been through the ringer, girl!

    When you do need my hair pics? I didnt want to be disqualified for not getting my pics in to you in a timely manner…I sent off the answers to your questionaire though, like THAT NIGHT! Everything will be okay with baby Wito….fever will break, and he’ll be all good :o)


  • stefanie

    December 6, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    YAY… can’t wait…

    Hope Wito is better soon!!

  • Danielle

    December 6, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    So sorry your little soldier has had such a tough time of it lately. I hope he feels better soon, and that you have safe travels and lovely holidays. And also that I beat your hubby in fantasy football!

  • supertiff

    December 6, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    oh man, i think i’m one of the MIA people.
    maybe i can be forgiven, if i offer up the first boy-head of hair to hair thursdays?
    hope wito feels better soon…

  • andrea

    December 6, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    Did you at least get to see Dr. Hot this time, or is he still away? Fevers suck, we’ve dealt with some crazy high ones over here the last few months and feel like the nurses roll their eyes every time we walk through the door of the office, because here comes hypochondriac mom again. Hope Wito is feeling better, poor kid has been through the ringer lately.

    Glad to see another hair Thursday before the holidays as I need a change and am hoping one of the lovely ladies inspires me.

  • BeachMama

    December 6, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    Sorry you had to go through all that worry, but thankfully Wito will be just fine. At least after his fever passes. Nothing worse than picking up a virus or bug from going to a Dr’s office. Hope is passes quickly for you and he is back to his old self in no time at all.

  • Natalie 42

    December 7, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Screw Hair Thursdays! I want some of Mom’s carrot cake! ; )

  • Mir

    December 11, 2007 at 7:37 am

    *sobbing quietly in the corner*

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey

    December 11, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Poor kid! We’re all in ear and sinus infection hell here. I feel the pain.