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Tuesday, September 18, 2007I'm sick today. Started getting sick last night as I wrote my entry for the carnival of breastfeeding, but it hit full force today.
It's a Mango's Place day (pre-school), so despite feeling pretty nauseated and achy, I packed up the kids and headed south. I went to Panera Bread where I suddenly had the chills added to the fun, but I did manage to get a fair amount of work done.
Headed home, put Emmitt down for his nap, got overcome with sickness and went and threw up, then put Nora down for her nap. Passed out on the couch and actually managed to sleep for about two hours. (yay!)
Unfortunately, Elnora got up around 4pm. (She usually sleeps until 5ish.) Fortunately, she's developing some nice empathy.
She came in and looked at me and said "Ma's sick" while signing it. She looked sad.
I said "yes, Ma is sick."
She patted the pillow on the couch and said "Ma lay down."
I said "will that help me feel better?"
"Mmmm Hmm, yeah. Ma lay down."
I told her I was already leaning against the back of the couch (I was trying to work again) but I'd like it if she crawled up and sat down with me.
So she did. The she looked at me and said "Ma sick. Me rub tummy." (this is what we do when she doesn't feel well.)
Sure enough, she climbed up, leaned her head against me and rubbed my tummy for about ten minutes. Then she sort of patted me on the shoulder and went off to look at a book.
Emmitt actually slept for four hours.
They may leave me exhausted, but somehow, they seemed to know I needed a little bit of slack while sick.
Now if only my fever would come down. (I'm flying to Houston Friday morning.)
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