again… ?!

My foxling came home yesterday afternoon, and I was so happy to see her ! Three nights away seems like a short break, but felt long when I did not have to tuck her in each night with giggles and many repetitions of “I love you”. It usually gets to the point where I feign exasperation and shout across the hall at her “Just go to sleep already”, which makes her laugh, and then she shuts her door. =) With a smile on my face, I head downstairs to read, watch a program, or write a letter before I head back up myself for the night.

She seemed fine when he dropped her off, although she did complain of being a bit dizzy, which I chalked up to hunger and a few late bedtimes. By dinner time, she had a fever, was coughing pretty steadily and complaining of a sore throat as well as headache. She did finish her dinner, and I gave her some cough syrup, fever-reducer and a throat lozenge. I was back up with her at 4 this morning, administering more meds as she coughed incessantly and was really burning up. Cool washcloths, water to drink, back-rubs and cough drops helped, and she finally went back down after 5. We all JUST got over a TERRIBLE viral infection, and it seems like she now has contracted something else. Ah, life with children.

Scratch all my plans for the day, I am headed out for more meds and groceries to get us thru another few days. She had a yogurt bar and is now half-asleep on the couch, covered in soft blankets, with all the blinds drawn to soothe her poor aching head. It looks like it is going to be a long weekend here in the den…


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