I hope you have had/are having a great Thursday. Only one more day until Friday!
This morning, I was on track and on time with everything, and then the sound I most dread in the mornings when I am in a hurry began – Kayla was crying hard out in the den. I went out to see what was going on, and after playing 20 questions was about to lose my temper when I finally was able to translate “eee mmmm yyyyy urssssss” to “my eye hurts.” I looked at the eye, which appeared normal, and asked several question about how it hurt, when it started hurting and what was going on with it. She forgot to cry in answering my questions, and seemed very pleased that I was taking her seriously. She did feel just a hair warm to the touch, so I went on a quest for the thermometer, which failed.
The thermometer mysteriously disappeared about two weeks ago; probably because I ended up putting in somewhere safe after walking around with it during the month I had bronchitis unable to believe that I could feel that bad and still not have a fever.
I was a little mystified by Kayla’s symptoms, and the suddenness of their onset. On the theory that it might be sinus pressure, I had her lean over for a count of ten, and then flip her head back. She told me nothing had changed, and then said, in her most pitiful voice, “Couldn’t you just call Ms. Hanlon at your work and tell her you are going to be late so I can go see my doctor?”
I thought about it for a minute, but wasn’t convinced enough to sign on for a day home sick with my child, so I suggested instead that I would take her on to day camp, and then, if she didn’t feel better before their lunch at 11:00, she could call me and then I would take her home. She looked at me with both eyes wide and said, “But then I will miss swim time!” I said in my most sincerely regretful voice, “That’s true, honey, but if you’re sick, we need to get you looked at.” She sat still for another minute then looked at me sideways and announced that, really, she had started to feel a little better once she flipped her head back, and she thought she better risk going to camp.
Another miracle cure accomplished!
Have a great evening everyone!