and all at once
she was sick … poor little soul …
cough (on chest nasty cough)
sneezing (balloons and streams coming out)
and for the first time ever she has nappy rash
poor poor bunny
… and giving her Calpol is harder than the hardest hard thing, she hates it, we’ve tried every way and asked advice but nothing works she absolutely goes bonkers … not just Calpol but brufem, Boots own brand and so on … next stop which I want to avoid is suppositories apparently.
Taking her out for a bundled up walk all snug and warm in her pram or pushchair, but I can see the resentment in her eyes, “mother why won’t you make this stop?”, “Why did we leave California?” … but she is comforted constantly by her Granby who she shares a special greeting with, they touch fingers in the manner of ET and they both grin their secret just for each other smile … and she saw Auntie Clare on Skype which caused her to try to dive into the computer…
but right now she is pale and fed up and very grumbly … not sleeping much and I also have a bit of a bug so we’re both a bit fed up but we did have a sleep this morning from 8 – 10am and then a warm bath together and now she’s ready for another snooze. Looking after a poorly little person is hard enough but doing it when you yourself feel like death warmed up is a challenge indeed … hats off to all parents I say.
Roll on recovery!