There are two things that cause my calendar to clear instantly. The first is a snow day, the second is a sick child. I'll let you guess which one has me at home today.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being at home. I just feel sad and helpless when one of my kids is sick. Abbey started running a temp on Sunday. It continued yesterday, and she woke up with 102 again today. She has a nasty cough too. I'm not one to run my kids to the doctor for every little thing, but I took her this morning because running a high fever for 3 days concerned me. She tested positive for Influenza B.
Honestly, I can't remember my kids ever having the flu. This nasty virus has knocked my sweet little girl completely out. She'll perk up a bit when the Motrin kicks in, but as soon as her fever spikes again, she's back on the couch or in my lap.
She doesn't like feeling yucky, but she's more upset about missing a playdate yesterday, missing her make-up Valentine party this morning, another play-date this afternoon, and she's beside herself about having to miss our Daisy bowling trip this afternoon. She's been looking forward to that for the last 3 weeks. So sad.
I'm keeping her happy right now with popsicles, her Dora castle, a Madeline movie, and her pals Nicki and Chocolate. She's still running fever so she'll be home with me again tomorrow. I'm praying that the rest of us stay well. We're doing lots and lots of hand washing, and taking lots of extra vitamin C!
I must go tend to my patient. Apparently she needs some applesauce. That's actually a good sign...she's hasn't had much of an appetite.