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3 Quiet days…can’t I get more than THAT?

I kept Mariella home today. She went to bed early, slept late, and when I woke her up, she cried that she didn’t feel very well. That is actually quite unusual behavior for her…still, I told her to get dressed. She started to, without complaint. So, I checked with Rob (I had already agreed to sub today) and he was home all day, so I decided that she should probably stay home.

Her belly was hurting, and her legs were hurting, and she was a little tight. She seems to be starting with a cold again too…so I’m going to implement stage one of her sick plan. We increase airway clearance, and have the Pulmicort on tap, if things progress. I will be so glad to get in to see her pulmo next week.
Hopefully, she’ll be able to go to school tomorrow. She wants to go to her sister’s dance class in jammies today, and I’m just going to let her. I might make her let me comb her hair first, though.

And here we go again….

Yesterday…4pm…little bit of a runny nose.
Yesterday…8pm…didn’t like what I heard in her lungs (gave her Xop)
Today….7:30am…started airway clearance.

I’m a little nervous about what Mariella’s going to sound like when she gets home. Her URI’s run the same course every single time…and I can time it nearly to the hour. She is SO used to feeling a little tight, that it often doesn’t register. Especially when I can HEAR that she’s having a bit of trouble, or can see it…and I ask…Mariella always answers, “no, I’m not tight” and then she thinks about it, and realizes, that yeah…she IS tight.

It’s all good, though. I’ve got the sick plan in place, ready to implement. Neb machines on both floors, with cups and meds all ready. I’m prepared this time.

On the ME front…I’m taking all next week off…so that I can get packed and get the girls all ready for us to be gone for 4 days. Of course, picture day is next week, and my mom is SO hair challenged…but it will be fine. I have vowed to relax on the cruise.