Monday, September 21, 2009

Sickness

On Thursday Morgan and I got our flu shots. By Friday we were both sick. As of Sunday night, she still had a fever of 101 so Mark stayed home with her today.

She is not your typical sick child. She's always hated sleep. She fights it like nothing else. Being sick does not change this. Instead of sleeping the days away, she's moaning and tossing and turning, trying to stay awake with every last ounce of effort. Her eyes have been bloodshot and unfocused and still she doesn't give in. We've tried explaining that sleep will make her feel better, but she refuses to accept this.

She also has a terrible cough. When she does finally fall asleep at night, she is jarred awake by her coughing. Since OTC cough medicine has been banned for kids her age, we have tried giving her honey. While she would gladly slurp down any "real" medicine and goes so far as to request meds even when she is feeling fine, she will not swallow a teaspoon of honey. She is locked jawed, thrashing her head back and forth and crying that honey is too gross.

Oh, the oddities that are Morgan.

2 comments:

Staci said...

Poor thing! I hope she feels better soon!

The coughs just started here too. At night, they are so much worse. We buy those tablets you toss in the shower and sit in the bathroom with the hot water running and read. It really helps to clear away the coughing.

jamielblev said...

Ugh! I'm so sorry! I was sick last week too. It was so bad that I missed 3.5 days of work. SO NOT like me. The coughing is the worst part! I hope she feels better soon! Are you all better?