I did not wake up on the wrong side of the bed Friday morning and decide I better get me and kids out of the house or spend all day yelling at them just for being kids. No, not me. I am always calm and peaceful with my kids.
I did not then take them to the zoo where I refused to let them get out of the wagon because I did not want to chase them. No, I understand they need to run and play.
I did not bribe my 3 year old to leave the zoo by promising McDonalds, and then decide it was too hard to get to the McDonald’s because it was on the opposite side of the street from where we were. No, I keep my word.
I did not then convince my hubby we had to go to the mall for dinner so I could feel less horrible about not taking them to said McDonald’s. No, I wouldn’t do that. (They had a great time doing what I would never encourage)
We did not bring them home to go to bed, only to have Sue wake up a little bit later sick, very, very sick. We did not then spend the next 3 days watching her get sick over and over, agonizing about taking her to the hospital or waiting to see how she would do.
Oh who I am I kidding, yes we did. She was one very sick little girl. It was tough, we agonized and prayed. And just took it moment by moment. She showed much improvement today, but due to her small size and weight loss of about a pound in three days, I took her in to the doctor. Yes, she has mild dehydration, but seems to be improving. She is playing and smiling. She still refuses all liquids, but did eat a decent amount of jello. And we are thrilled. She is napping right now in her own bed for the first time since this started.
Here’s praying and hoping the improvement continues…I would never to be such a pessimist as to be afraid she will wake up sick again. No, I would never think that might happen…Survive til you Thrive!