She curled up next to me after sliding under the covers and we drifted back off to sleep together, snug as 2 bugs in a rug. She’s my cuddle baby and I cling to these moments. I know they aren’t going to last. And for some weird reason, I seem to sleep better when she’s snugged up against me.
After a while I heard her ask for a tummy medicine and I reached over in my sleep to grab an antacid for her. I heard Daddy ask her if she had an upset tummy and she nodded, then said she had to get up rightnowbecauseI’mgoingtobesick! Daddy was closer to the bathroom than I was, and he ended up getting her there before I could. Fortunately, she hadn’t eaten yet and all her dinner from the night before was already digested. She made that trip a couple of times, thankfully no accidents along the way – if you know what I mean and if you’re a parent I’m sure you do! Eventually she said she was feeling better and Daddy ran out to get some ginger-ale for her. She ate a little bit after he got home, then said she wanted to go back to bed. This is my night owl. She doesn’t do bedtime until as late as she can possibly make it. And she wanted to go to bed at like 7ish or so.
She slept for hours and hours, finally getting up close to midnight. And she seemed to be just fine. A little bit later she asked for some rubbing alcohol to put on a bug bite she said was itchy.
And I wondered.
Is it possible that was the cause of her being sick? It was a huge mosquito bite. I don’t know. Either way, she’s good to go now and I am grateful that it wasn’t worse than it was. We’ve been really blessed here, hardly ever getting sick and those rare times we do, it’s short-lived and mild. It’s cause to be thankful, indeed.
By the way, it wasn’t pinkeye and it wasn’t contagious.
On a side note, I spent some time making a new “buy now” page for Darc’s fiction blog, now that he’s got his new book up on Amazon. I’m kind of proud of it.
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