Raging Fever Kills Routine

standard October 5, 2011 2 responses

The fever started on Friday night. Well, there was a fever the week before, but it came and went so fast it was hardly noticeable. This fever has decided that it wants us to notice.

Saturday afternoon, the fever raged, turning Little L into a hot sack of potatoes in my arms as we toured Berkeley with the visiting family.

Sunday the fever raged as we sat around the house, cooped up and itching to get out.

Monday it spiked to 104.9.

Today it hovered in the 104s again.

We don’t worry. We don’t panic. We dish out water and Motrin and wait to see if the little girl perks up. When she hops up off the couch to go dress her doll we breathe easy.

Four days though. Four days and no end in sight of this bizarre virus. I’m canceling plans right and left and working around her needs for cuddles and love.

My routine was in the air because of the family’s visit and now it hangs there, waiting for Little L to recover, for daycare to be an option again.

I miss my table at Starbucks.

I miss having a vague idea of what I’ll accomplish during the day.

But if I’m really honest, I’m kind of enjoying this down-time with my baby. When the fever isn’t too bad she’s fun to cuddle.

If you liked this post, take a look at these!

Is it back? I've never been one to know when to slow down, take it easy, or even just take a breather. It's my biggest fault really. It's not that I don't know ho...
I’m having a love affair with essential oils... My love affair with essential oils all started with a book club meeting. Wait, that's not entirely true. It all started with the lice situation yea...
Twitter: allowing virtual strangers to become real... I jumped into the car tonight after sending this hasty tweet.By the time I got to the first red light I'd received these replies, causing tears to wel...
First braids Little L's hair is growing in slower than C's did, but this weekend I was finally able to braid her hair for the first time.Compared to C, Little L ha...

2 responses