The kidlet has been sick for two weeks. Luckily she’s finally back at school today.
Two weeks ago she had the whole week off school because of weird tummy pains and high temperatures. She could have gone to school on the friday, but it was their athletics carnival so I decided to keep her home. After a whole week off school I didn’t want her first day back to have her sitting outside in the cold weather all day.
Last week she went to school on monday. Went to school on tuesday, and then I got the phone call to come and pick her up – she’s vomited. Right outside the front office. Nice! LOL! Luckily she didn’t make it inside the office, at least outside it can be hosed off.
So I brought her home, dosed her up on panadol. She had eaten breakfast on Tuesday morning, and didn’t eat a meal again until sunday. Five days of just water. Lying on the lounge or bed all day, sleeping, upchucking every time she tried to eat. There were a few occasions where I nearly took her to ER.
On Sunday she said she felt better, so ate a pancake for breakfast. Ate lunch. Ate afternoon tea and played with the neighbour for awhile. Ate dinner – well, half a dinner. She had the steamed vegies and mashed potato.
It was a long weekend here so no school on monday and the kidlet ate all day, including a roast chicken dinner at night and went back for seconds! So she’s back at school today and fine. From lying there looking terrible on saturday to fully recovered by monday.
And the Chicken Pox? That would be me. For the second time. I had it as a kid and gave it to my entire pre-school. And now I have it again. Not Shingles, but actual Chicken Pox. It’s a mild case but still itchy and tiring. So after being confined to the house with a sick child for two weeks and suffering from cabin fever, I now have to stay here for another week.
Thank goodness for the internet!!!