Wednesday, February 29, 2012

So, yeah, my plans for yesterday all got thrown out the window b/c kiddo got sick & I had to drive down to my mom's (an hour away) & get her. Not sure what's wrong. She was running a really low-grade fever, acting really clingy & whiny & didn't hardly eat anything all day. When I got there, she had finally stopped crying & was just curled up in my mom's lap looking all pitiful. She brightened up a bit when I showed up & curled up in my lap instead, but then I got her to drink some juice (was thinking she might be backed up a little) and eat some crackers & then she started acting more like her usual self. All the juices & fruit we'd given her finally did their thing after we got back home & that did seem to improve her mood some, but she still hardly touched her dinner, though she asked for noodles, so she had some appetite. She ate some crackers & a cookie later, so maybe the pasta & sauce was just too heavy right then. She's been extra sleepy as well.
I feel really bad. I was supposed to babysit for the neighbors this morning, but one of their kids has a compromised immune system due to her treatments for ITP [btw, for those who are so inclined, prayers for this little girl are greatly appreciated. She & her twin brother are about to turn one.] so we can't risk going over there with a sick kid & I didn't think to warn her yesterday. I feel so selfish! I was so focused on all MY plans that got screwed up & forgot that it would mess up her plans to go to the dentist, too. I hope her tooth isn't hurting her. :/ She was able to reschedule for the 19th & I was able to reschedule my one appointment I missed yesterday for next Tuesday. Then it took me another hour or so to realize that the parents of my other babysitting charge might not want to expose him either! At least he wasn't due to be here 'til 2ish, so they have some time to get another sitter.
My daughter woke up & was clearly feverish. She felt like she was burning up to me & her face was all flushed. Our thermometer said her temp was 99.1, but I don't believe it. I'm going to get a new one when I got pick up my Rx.
Maybe I can catch up on some things today, since my other obligations have been canceled now! With as clingy as my daughter was being yesterday, I'm not counting on much except nap time.

1 comment:

  1. Awww... Poor kiddo. Hope she feels better. Nothing worse than a sick kiddo.