Monday, October 24, 2005

She can't be sick! We're leaving on vacation next week!

I have had this cough for over six weeks and I am really tired of it. I went to see the doctor again today and this time I saw a pulmonary specialist. I have seen him before and I like him even though he is really old fashioned. Apparently all my recent problems,sore throat,cough,congestion and ear pain is all caused by post nasal drip. I have had that for as long as I can remember. I hate it!

Luckily my problem can be solved with adding Claritin to my Flonase every day and taking a cough medicine with codeine at night. I love easy solutions. I was in a happy mood when I picked Lillianna up from school today because I thought,"Good,I won't be sick for our vacation."

Lillianna did not look so happy when I got to school. She had to drag herself into the car.She looked exhausted.

"What's wrong?" I asked.

"I'm sick," she said.

Sick? She's sick????? We're going to Disney World next week! She can't be sick!!
She was all sniffly and her eyes looked like they do when she is sick,kind of grayish pink below the lids. She felt hot but her temp was 99. I gave her Motrin along with Pedia-Care for allergies. She asked if she could sleep with me tonight and stay home from school tomorrow. This is a child who cries on no school days. She hates to miss one single day so if she is asking to stay home,something isn't right.

The bad part is that my Mom takes care of Lillianna on Tuesdays so that I can work at 4:00pm but since Mom is going back to Florida this Saturday,she doesn't want to be exposed to what Lillianna has. I will have to wait and see how Lillianna is in the morning and then make my decision about work.

I just want us all to be healthy for our vacation. Is that too much to ask?

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