Last night was one of the worst nights in recent memory. As I mentioned in my previous post Grace has been dealing with a fever and upset tummy. We thought she was on the mend when she was eating well and being silly. Then it all took a turn for the worse last night at about 11:30 when she threw up in her bed. After that she couldn't keep any medicine down and her temperature climbed from 103.2 to 105.8. She was up all night moaning and crying. I felt so helpless and so scared. The only reason I didn't immediately rush her to the ER (though I did get dressed twice thinking I would take her in) was because I have a history of extremely high temperatures, and she was pretty with it and talking. Finally at 3:30 I forced some more medicine down her and she kept it in. She fell asleep at 4:30 and first thing in the morning we took her to the doctor. Seems to be nothing but a nasty little virus, which is good. After I got her back home this morning her temperature didn't go over 100.3 and she was interested in food and play again. Hopefully, this time she really is turning the corner on this nasty virus.
All night long I thought about the parents who have a child with cancer or some other serious illness and I can't imagine how gut wrenching that is to watch your child go through. One night of agony and worry was enough to knock me off my feet. As I prayed for Grace all night long I included all suffering kids and their parents in my prayers too.
Anyway, I had planned to participate in You Capture this week as the theme is Summertime. We have definitely been soaking up as much summer as we can and enjoying every minute (minus the virus of course). As soon as all the kids are healthy again (I'm hoping this virus does not spread like wildfire through our house) we will resume our normal summer activities of sprinkler parks, long walks, swimming, fishing, playing, riding bikes, visits to the lake, diggin in the sand, and whatever else we can think of. This summer has been full of fun.
Bare feet and popsicles with great friends.
Fishing all day with daddy.
Campfires and making smores.
Professional smore eating.
First time smore eating.
Intermediate smore eating.
Smore eating for beginners.
There has been lots of swimming.
And evenings full of exhausted children (and adults).
Yep. It's been a good summer so far. I hope it continues.