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Update on Abby
I was without Internet service much of the day.  Just a quick update - I did finally get Abby to take a bit of sorbet, of all things, late this morning, followed by about half a pedialyte popsicle.  She wouldn't drink most of the day, but she did perk up after those.  She mostly laid in my nanny's lap all day, but that's okay.  She wasn't nearly as feverish or miserable as yesterday.  She's definitely still sick, and still turned down food and drink all day, but had a bit more energy and was willing to suck on a popsicle a few times through the day.  It was enough to keep her happier than she had been, and enough to keep me from dragging her to the ER. 

I'll see how she's doing in the morning.  If she looks worrisome in any way, I'll call the doctor (one of the ones I really like is on call), but otherwise, I will assume she's turned a corner. 

Meanwhile, both Sam and Ellie seemed to take turns for the worse today, but neither are yet showing serious signs of dehydration, so hopefully this is just a temporary setback. 

I am beyond exhausted.  I truly don't think I've been this tired since the early days after the babies were born - and back then I had adrenaline to keep me going.  I really wish I could take a vacation, but I couldn't possibly do that to Seth, or to my beautiful children.  This is part of mommyhood, after all, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.


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From: cecerose Date: January 1st, 2009 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad to hear that Abby seems to be on the road to recovery. You've had a couple hard weeks, m'dear. When things calm down, try to get away for a couple of hours -- get a massage or go for a spa day with a friend. Hang in there!
hipstamom From: hipstamom Date: January 1st, 2009 05:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Maybe you can take a mini-vacation: like a quickie at the spa or a 20 min soak in the bathtub to recharge.

Mommyhood is a cool job but sometimes we need to recharge big time!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 1st, 2009 06:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think a 20 minute soak in the bathtub is gonna cut it this time. I'm seriously about to ask my dad if I can head down to FL for a day or two.
From: atimesif Date: January 13th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope you get a vacation.

BTW, I give my kids powerade at times like this. It's easier for them to drink then pedialite (even the pop) because it doesn't have that fizzy taste.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 13th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I'll get a vacation when they're 20.

(It wasn't pedialyte specifically she was rejecting - she wouldn't drink anything back then and was spitting out everything, including powerade.)
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