Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Vacation? Really?

I was all excited about my two week wonderful winter break! I was thinking ... time to read, catch up, clean my house, and have fun with the family. These were my thoughts on Saturday morning. Then Saturday evening came and my 7 year old complained that she wasn't feeling well. For the next two days she laid around the house with a sore throat and a headache. No fever but still not up to doing anything. By Monday evening she was feeling better. Yay!

Then my 2 year old daughter got sick. Yipes! She woke up Christmas morning after a night of not sleeping. She spent most of the wee hours of the night crying. We thought it was just a tummy ache from being constipated. Then when she woke up at 7am and we brought her down to see what Santa brought her, she was miserable. She cried and wanted nothing to do with breakfast or her new toy - which was Lamby from Doc McStuffins. I even pulled out the stuff from her stocking, including a Daisy stuffed animal and she wanted nothing to do with it. The day was filled with clingyness and tears. She didn't eat and she barely drank. She developed a small fever and slept pretty much all day on and off in small spurts. Her cold and cough were still lingering and she was breathing heavier. Cue the doctor! We brought her in this morning after another night of no sleep. The doctor said she looked like she was sick. Well thank you for your expertise! She had fluid in her ears and he was worried about her labored breathing and checked her oxygen. It could be pneumonia. Her oxygen levels were fine. He gave her a shot of antibiotics. If she did have pneumonia, this was the shot she would receive anyhow so he did not want to put her through a chest xray to check. She did eat applesauce for lunch and a few fries from my husband's lunch but that's it. She is also drinking more. It stinks when your child is sick and there is nothing you can about it. We can not wait for her to feel better and get back to being her usual self. She has lots of new toys waiting for her, which by the way, she did not even want to open. My poor baby girl.

This is the first time I got to sit down and do something productive since school got out. I paid the bills and typed up a new project for Donors Choose. Next, off to straighten up the house. We are having company over for New Years so I need to make sure this house stays clean. With a sick 2 year old, it really isn't that hard. I am hoping that she will dirty up the house with her toys soon. It will be nice to hear her laugh.

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas!


Bright Concepts 4 Teachers said...

I am so sorry to hear that your sweet little girl has been so sick. As a mom, I know how scary it can be to have a sick child. I hope she is on the mend. I am hosting a giveaway that I would love for you to check out. There are some great items that you could hopefully use in your classroom.
Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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