My Cosmos don't know it's October.
I'm on a new exercise program. I run up and down the stairs with a thermometer, water, and medications. I decided that I needed a new scent too. Ode to Clorox. It's the new me. :( Actually, my youngest came down with the flu. It hit her the morning of her oldest sister's 18th birthday. We had planned a trip to college to pick the oldest up, have a picnic and enjoy a historic site. What is it they say about the best made plans?
After two days of constant temps between 102 and 104 (that scares the mama) she broke the fever and just has all the nose and throat symptoms. I'll take that! I know that fever has a purpose. I generally let my family (and myself) cook when we're sick, but over 102, I try to bring it down. There was no bringing it down with this child, but I refused to let it get over 104. I had my daughter in a luke-warm tub twice and trickled cool water in until she cooled down. Both times, it worked. I prayed a lot. At night, I was afraid of sleeping through and having my little one spike a higher fever without me knowing, so I used the Water Torture Method on myself. Every time I got up to check her, I drank a huge glass of water. The old bladder woke me up on a regular basis and her fever never went over 102. It might sound crazy, but I knew it would work. I'm constantly being told to drink more water. :)
What happened with the oldest? Well. 18 years earlier she was born sooner than expected and had problems breathing. She had to be taken to the city hospital by helicopter. I wasn't allowed to go after a c-section, so her dad went with her. It was kind of the same thing this week. With sick in the house, her dad picked her up at college, took her to a favorite restaurant, then to her favorite city for a walk and time at the city dock. I was sorry to miss that, but I was busy with my fevered one. I was so glad that one of us could be with her to celebrate.
Frankenstorm? That's what they're calling it. I don't want it. No flu! No Frankenstorm! No kidding!
I hope you have a good weekend. I hope that any of you in the path of this storm are safe.