Anastasia has never been sick before (with the accept ion of a minor cold) so maybe that is why seeing her so ill caused me to overreact. She started with diarrhea on Friday night and woke up at 4am on Sunday with a fever. I gave her ibuprofen and she seemed okay by 10am when she finally woke up. She was very lethargic during church and when Nick handed her to me she was on fire. That's when I saw it... a little brown tick nestled behind and under her ear. I freaked out... ran her to the restroom ripped the thing off and flushed it away. I went back to my pew and started playing through worst case scenarios in my mind and I began to cry. I told Nick about the tick and we left with his parents to the ER. We had the option of treating her with antibiotics as though she had Lyme disease or to treat her 103.6 degree fever with Motrin and test her for Lyme in a couple months when it would be detectable. We chose the antibiotic route... just in case of Lyme or any other kind of infection the tick might have caused. If the tick and her illness are actually related or not we may never know. It still really scared me.
Besides that drama, we enjoyed the weekend with Nick's family. I found a really nice farmers market in Middletown, went shopping in Leesburg and now I have running water thanks to Nick and his dad. Washing dishes and doing laundry never seemed so luxurious. I hope to post some pictures soon.