Monday, May 5, 2008

Sore Throats and Doubles...

Sweet Po came home from school not feeling up to snuff last Friday - I immediately got on the phone with his baseball coach (the wife actually) to let them know he was going to spend the night in bed rather than at the game...  at which point the coach's wife informed me that we were tied for first (with that nights' opponent), that 4 members of the team had already left for a fathers and sons campout, and that with only 14 kids on the team and 10 necessary to play we were probably looking at a forfeit if P didn't experience a miraculous recovery...  What's a mom to do?
My dilemma didn't last too long - I let P sleep as long as I could, filled a water bottle with gatorade, got his uniform ready - and woke him up with just enough time to get to the game...  where we told the coach he'd be happy to just sit in the dug-out and he'd play WAY left field and not be offended.  Of course, at this point, Porter is feeling a little more peppy and ends up having the best game of his season - 3 solid hits (out of 4 at bats) and one was even his first double of the season.  (no, he's no sammy sosa).  The Coach said he should get sick more often, which I thought was a little insensitive, but funny all the same.   We did win!
Saturday and Sunday and This Morning... still sick, we're heading off to the doctor and I'm sure we'll feel just a little guilty when other members of the team are sick - but not as guilty as the coaches' wife who guilted us into coming :)

The game tonight... yeah, we'll leave that up to the doctor, I'm not making any more decisions in that regard!  (sorry, no pictures of his nasty throat!)

4 comments:

cold cocoa said...

Who would have known strep throat gives you extra adrenaline? Way to teach Porter at an early age that he needs to not dwell on his ills and conquer all! I bet he had a good time.

Megz said...

Good job Porter! I think? I don't know what I would have done in that situation. But it's just like adults...it's easier to not think about being sick if you aren't on your sick bed all day. Maybe you should have made him wear a surgical mask though. But painted it his team colors of course.

Sher said...

Argh. I hate things like that. But good job Porter! Did you mumble grumpy things all the way to the ball park? I might have.

T said...

I mumbled encouraging things to Porter on the way to the Park... but my mind was full of all the grumpy things, does that count?

Now Trevor and Haven have strep - and Quinn... but they're all on medication and the last 3 can hope to avoid it? yeah... all those grumpy and negative thoughts are back again!