August 10, 2009
(Just a quick update and a thank you to everyone for listening to my annoying WHINING in that last post. When you’re exhausted and stressed and unable to breathe through your nose, things always seem worse than they really are, you know? Anyway: took Maggie to the doctor today, she does have croup. But it’s most likely the Summer Version, meaning it’s caused by a milder virus than the traditional fall/winter croup, and she’s already doing lots better. Still a little bark-y when she coughs, but she’s actually sleeping pretty well- only woke once last night around 4:30am for a shower-steam- it’s like a SPA!- and she took a good long nap this afternoon so she was well-rested for some playing before bed tonight. She was completely adorable & pathetic this afternoon when she woke up from her nap and said ‘I DON’T FEEL BETTER!’ as though the nap was going to magically make it all go away. I wish, kid. I wish.
She also keeps asking for medicine (my kid is The Champ at taking her medicine, seriously, I don’t know how we got so lucky. She LOVES IT.) but of course at bedtime it was still 2 hours too early for another dose of Children’s Motrin. So we tried to be sneaky and give her water in the little medicine cup. It was dark in her room so I thought we could get away with it. HA. She took a sip and looked up at me and said ‘Water? More?’ We fail at being tricky.
As for me, I’m hanging in there. I still can’t breathe through my nose and my head feels like it’s going to fall off my body after the ibuprofen wears off, but whatever. Could be worse. Colds suck. Colds in the summer suck HARD. Colds in the summer when you’re trying to pack up the last bit of stuff in your house for a move in TWO DAYS suck REALLY HARD. The End!)
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