Computerless

11 Sep

I’m stealing a few minutes on Michael’s computer to let ya’ll know that I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet.  I’ve been trying to de-Vista my computer and conceded that I’d been licked, so now a friend is looking at it for me, but it’s proving stubborn, so I won’t have a computer for a few days yet, I’m guessing.  Michael’s been working really hard on a report he had to get done quickly, so I’ve only been able to snatch 5 minutes in the last two days to see if any important e-mails had come in.  It’s so disconcerting to be disconnected like this!

Jade turned out to be pretty darned sick.  She was completely lethargic for almost three days — very disturbing behaviour in a toddler — and had sores all over her tongue that made her cry anytime anything went near her mouth.  She ate less on the whole of Monday than she usually eats at a meal.  She was much better yesterday, but still didn’t want to eat anything.  Except for Cheerios and milk.  And more Cheerios and more milk.  And yet ore Cheerios and milk.  Yep, that was breakfast, lunch, and supper.

I stayed home with her on yesterday and hoped she’d be back in daycare by today.  I have so much work to do at the office.  Unfortunately, she’s still resisting taking her medicine (this was never a problem before, but while she was sick we had to physically restrain her and force-feed them to her, although she’s offering slightly less resistance now…).  Also, I developed a sore throat, fever, and headache.  So even though I got up early and showered and had breakfast this morning, I didn’t end up going to work today.  Just the effort of getting ready for work sent me back to bed.  Thank goodness Jade still naps in the afternoons!  It almost makes up for her waking up every hour at night these last few nights.

Hoping to be back online sometime this weekend…

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5 Responses to “Computerless”

  1. Barbara September 12, 2008 at 12:58 am #

    I was wondering about strep. Hope y’all are well soon.

  2. Malva September 12, 2008 at 3:34 am #

    Hope you both feel better soon!

  3. Captain Momma September 12, 2008 at 12:34 pm #

    Oh heavens, sick kids make your heart ache. Blessings for a fast recovery.

  4. Peaeater September 14, 2008 at 7:34 am #

    My heart is aching over the de-Vista-ing. Why, o god why?

  5. MommyTime September 15, 2008 at 7:44 pm #

    The sores suggest Jade has hand, foot, and mouth disease. It’s viral, so there’s nothing for it but to ride it out — but lethargy and blisters are the keys. It’s awful, but it does pass reasonably quickly. I hope she’s feeling better!

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