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Sick of Being Sick

I should have known that it wouldn't be easy to get my kid healthy again.  We thought she was recovering nicely.  Her fever vanished over the weekend and by Monday morning we felt confident in sending her to school.   We had her sit out gym, of course, but we figured she'd be fine with the rest of it.  I picked her up after school at 3:00 and she complained of being tired.  She's never tired during the day.  We got home and she went upstairs to take a nap.  She NEVER takes naps.  When she woke up her fever was back, her cheeks were flushed, she was still fatigued.  We were supposed to go back to the doctor today for a follow-up, but at this point I expect that the doctor will prescribe new drugs.  

My poor kid.  She's sick of being sick, she's tired of coughing and taking medicine and having her temperature taken.  She's sad that she can't see her friends or go to school or do any of the things she wants to do.  She can hardly remember the last time she felt "normal" or actually had an appetite.

Enough already. 


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Feb. 26th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Alis. I will. The scariest part for Nancy and me is watching her grow thin. She's barely eaten for twelve days now, and she was thin to begin with. Sick kids: the single hardest thing about parenting.
Feb. 26th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yep. Poor mite, you've got to convince her it takes more than twice as long to get over it.
Feb. 26th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
I think we're the ones who need convincing, Sherwood. We'd clamped down on her all weekend, thinking that we were being way over-protective. Turns out, not so much.
Feb. 26th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
No, no, check with your doc, but two MONTHS is not being over-protective. Really. Been there, for various people, maybe six times over the past 20 years, and myself 35 years ago (took me fourth months, because I couldn't take time off from work in those days, it was an automatic cause for being fired).
Feb. 27th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Yikes! Four months! Well, here's hoping the new drugs she's on, and the painful antibiotic injection she got at the Dr's office today do the trick.
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