We’re taking it easy today, laying low and just doing nothing. Well, almost nothing.
I called the Maui Kaiser to get the results of YaYa’s strep culture. Just like in California, you speak to the advice line and then wait for someone to call you back. I was told that they would call within the hour. The day was beginning to heat up already. I watched the temperature rise on the thermometer that Janice keeps on the kitchen countertop.
I wanted to get another run in before it got too hot out.
I left for my run just after I received the return call from the Kaiser nurse. The preliminary results were negative – just as I had expected. It’s not strep-throat that he’s got; I suspect it is a sinus infection or something of that sort. I am worried about our flight out home.
Last time I ran, I traveled down and then up Olinda Road. Today I ran up the road to the park were the young boy fell. I wondered if I’d see them again. I wondered if she might see me before I saw her…if she’d be angry and run me over with her car. I guess that is paranoid.
Through the man-made forest to dirt trails. Although the hills aren’t as steep as they are on the main road, there are plenty of obstacles to slow a runner down. There also isn’t much to the park. It is small so the trails are short. But, since running in the shade, and on the soft dirt ,was preferable to the road. I was willing to do laps around the only two available trails. It was worth it.
After I returned from my run, I placed a call to my California-based pediatrician. I left the message with Anna, explaining the situation. Since I was lucky enough to have talked the Maui physician into giving us antibiotics to have on hand should the results be positive, all I had to do was get permission to mix and start them.
Our pediatrician called me back about 30 minutes later. We discussed the fact that YaYa was already coughing some prior to going off to camp and was now coughing a lot, not eating the wonderful meals that Janice was cooking, and was cranky. He agreed that I should start the antibiotics immediately.