Sick of Being Sick

February 26, 2008

I should have known that it wouldn’t be easy to get my kid healthy again.  We thought she was recovering nicely.  Her fever vanished over the weekend and by Monday morning we felt confident in sending her to school.   We had her sit out gym, of course, but we figured she’d be fine with the rest of it.  I picked her up after school at 3:00 and she complained of being tired.  She’s never tired during the day.  We got home and she went upstairs to take a nap.  She NEVER takes naps.  When she woke up her fever was back, her cheeks were flushed, she was still fatigued.  We were supposed to go back to the doctor today for a follow-up, but at this point I expect that the doctor will prescribe new drugs.  

My poor kid.  She’s sick of being sick, she’s tired of coughing and taking medicine and having her temperature taken.  She’s sad that she can’t see her friends or go to school or do any of the things she wants to do.  She can hardly remember the last time she felt “normal” or actually had an appetite.

Enough already. 

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5 Responses to “Sick of Being Sick”

  1. Brian said

    I cant imagine how hard it must be to watch your kids get through illness. But in the long run I think youll both be glad you took the time to get better, even though the waiting is hard to do.

  2. Aww. That’s too bad. Pneumonia sucks, my little brother had it recently and he was told by the doc to stay in bed for 3 weeks. As a result, he got let go from his job.

    The one bright side to your whole situation is that you can pick up the homework from school, and between you and your wife (having academic backgrounds) you’ll actually be able to figure out what it is they’re trying to have her learn.

    When I was off school with mono, I had to write off the entire year. I have to go in to work today to pick some medicine up for my kittens. Erg.

  3. davidbcoe said

    Thanks for the comments and the sympathy Brian and Michele. I do believe that dealing with sick kids is the worst part of parenting. Not because it’s a pain in the butt (though it is) but because watching your child suffer, watching her not eat for days on end and grow way too thin, seeing how sad she is, just breaks the heart.

  4. I remember having it when I was in highschool. Sucked. The recovery really is longer than you think and you never know when something you do will put you back a step. Sigh.

    But it’s a chance to spoil her rotten, and everyone else too so they won’t feel left out (including you) so have at it.

    Di

  5. davidbcoe said

    Thanks for the advice, Di. It does suck, but we’ll do our best to make the most of this opportunity to spoil ourselves.

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