I started this month with the best intentions. I had high hopes to rekindle the passion we once shared. But life happened. I haven't been working too many hours and I haven't been decluttering like a monkey with an untreated case of OCD. Instead, this has been the month of sick children. Not a good time for anybody.
For the most part, the sick has been the kind where the kiddos need to be kept home to prevent spreading the germs, but not really worrisome. Low fevers, coughs, runny noses...the normal stuff of childhood. It's a lonely, grumpy time, but not really anything to stress about.
But now my little girl is sick, sick. The kind where you call the doctor in a slight panic and you don't think you're day will include a trip to the ER, but you're not quite sure. Audrey has been running a high fever...scary high. Yesterday at the doctor's the ear thermometer read 105. One hundred and five! After I said a few unladylike words, the doctor tried to reassure me that ear thermometers aren't linear after 103, meaning that they aren't really accurate in that range. But that still means we were in the 103 plus range, which isn't any where I want to visit.
Medicine is helping, but she's still running a mild fever with it and spikes high again when each dose is due. I'm sitting on the edge of my seat right now and it's not a fun ride.
I was given marching orders to take her back to the doctor tomorrow if she's still running a high temp and it's starting to look like that is going to the case. Hopefully, nothing too exciting happens in the next few days. I'd really like a nice boring weekend with no news to report.
I do have to say that the month of sick has given me an appreciation for the fact that my kids are generally healthy. We are more the type to hurt ourselves than get ill. I have a new sympathy for the families that have to deal with the chronic ear infections and constant sick visits. We usually only visit the doctor a couple of times a year at most and there have been years with no sick visits at all. I'm not sure what it says about me that I didn't appreciate their good health until it's gone, but I certainly didn't until recently.
So my beloved blog and bloggy friends, I really do mean to visit more often. I've just needed in the mommyhood right now. When I climb out of the trenches I'll be back.