I developed a persistent cough Sunday night. No big deal, just a cough. Then Monday I took the girls and went to sit with Grandy for a few hours. By the time I got home, I was exhausted, but attributed it to the fact that keeping a constant eye and direction on the girls and Grandy can be exhausting. Then the fever and chills set in.
Tuesday Keary had to stay overnight out of town for work and I was still sick. I felt horrible and finally turned a movie on for Gwendolyn and told her she could watch tv, but I needed to go lay down. Wednesday I didn't feel any better so we stayed home and missed storytime. The girls acted wonderfully while I was sick and Keary was out of town though. They entertained themselves and played so well together.
My fever finally broke Wednesday afternoon. Keary came home Wednesday evening and I don't think I have ever seen the girls be so happy to see anyone. They ran and embraced him then clung to him and wouldn't let him go.
I know Keary felt bad about being out of town while I was sick, but we did okay. Chances are, with Keary's new job, he will be staying overnight out of town at least once every other week, and sometimes the girls or I are going to be sick while he is gone so we need to be able to deal. And all things considering, I think we did fine.
I'm hoping I haven't passed my germs on the Keary or the girls and we can relax and play this weekend. Today we are sitting with Grandy again and I imagine I will be watching to see the news from the earthquake in Japan and the aftermath of the tsunamis. And when I am watching the news, my fever and cough doesn't seem so big and bad at all.