Friday, February 20, 2009


Alice slept until after 9:30 this morning, so long that I was up and doing chores, worrying that something was wrong - I studied the (video) monitor closely until I could see her twitch!

With today's plans cancelled we had a slow morning, not coming downstairs again until after 11am, late breakfast, late lunch, no nap (she just didn't seem tired) and a companionable afternoon. I needed her to have a quiet day - intimidated at the thought of D or V when out and about, not wanting to spread her bug and hoping that a quiet day would speed along her recovery. Without graphic details she seemed better all day, but the nappy after supper makes me wonder (better but not right).

This is day 6, day 6! I'm sick of her being sick, sick of serving meals with no dairy, sick of the side-effects of sickness, sick of staying in, sick of cancelling fun plans and I'm not even the one going through it. Meanwhile I'm very aware that this is just a drop in the ocean compared to what some are going through but it's still making me feel like the walls are closing in.


Gina (Caleeo) said...

So sorry she is still sick. Hoping she is better soon!

Three Motherlands said...

Thinking of you with real empathy, Kate!

I'm looking at being housebound for another week with Cowgirl (maybe longer as her chickenpox have really come on today en masse - absolutely everywhere, all the nooks and crannies! I think this is going to be a doozy of a dose which is, hopefully, good as it could prevent her from getting them again later in life).

Poor poppet was up just about the whole night but napping now.

I am really sympathetic to your situation - not fun when we're used to being up and about, is it?!?

Hoping Alice is a bit better today, and day by day this coming week.

Ellen xx