Monday, November 17, 2008

Battling

It's been a tough few weeks and I think it finally took its toll on Hayley this weekend when she uncharacteristically was laid flat by a flu bug, rarely leaving her bed during the whole weekend. Even today she didn't appear until the afternoon. It's the most ill I've known her to be since Oliver was born.

To add to the workload Lucy has been inexplicably monstrous in her behaviour at times today. I think it might be down to the nappy rash she's currently suffering, caused in turn by diarrhea. Even so at times she veered between happy and demonic, screaming the place down apparently over some trifle, such as being told she couldn't go into the cupboard. She even had to be offered 3 different meals this evening before her screaming abated and she ate something. Not like her at all as she normally devours all that is laid before her. She turned down pizza, then spag' bol' (her favourite!), garlic bread (another favourite), before finally accepting a Quorn sausage and some Uncle Ben's rice.

Fortunately Oliver has been a little star, even when he developed a temperature himself this afternoon. He just lay down on the sofa and went to sleep. He offered lots of affection to Lucy and when she calmed down he would say "Are you alright now Lucy" in such a concerned and caring tone. He melts my heart.

If the little lady isn't herself tomorrow I think we'll take her to the doctor. I know she can be a bit of a diva, but today has taken things to a new level, not like her at all.

Hayley's temperature has come down this evening so hopefully we are turning a corner. But as she is said by the doc to be very contagious, I'm off to bed now to build up my immune system after several nights of broken sleep and early starts.

2 comments:

Alice said...

This could be the culprit to your little girl's problem: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/yeast_infection_diaper_rash/article_em.html

As for you and your fiancee, try taking some natural supplements, on top of getting extra sleep. Zinc and of course Vitamin C are good antioxidants. Fresh lemon and lime juice works really well too. My mom is really into all natural remedies, and so far they seem to work for me during the winter =)

Steve said...

Thanks for the advice Alice. I have a remedy that I took in the past for energy that I also intend to try again. As for sleep we are trying other things to improve there. Stay tuned for details! :-)

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