Caitlyn has a cold again :( I hate when she's sick. She is just not her fun chipper self. She started with a running nose last week. And by Wednesday night, she was coughing. But it wasn't too bad. I gave her some "sleepy time" medicine. It was my hope that a good night's sleep on Wednesday would have her ready to go on Thursday. When I woke her up Thursday morning, she looked like she had been in a fight all night! She had the sleepiest looking eyes and she just didn't want to get out of bed. So I kept her home from school. Thinking that a full day off of just lounging around the house would really help her.
And it seemed to do the trick. She was feeling great on Friday. To be safe, I kept her home from CCD on Saturday, which of course she never minds missing. By the end of the weekend, she seemed like she was going to avoid the whole thing. At least I was hopeful.
Today, she woke up feeling less than stellar. But I figured maybe she was just tired having had a 3 day weekend. She made it through the school day fine and we wen to dance class as scheduled. The game plan was to come home, do homework, take a bath, then go to bed.
As we were doing homework I looked at her face and she had the darkest circles under her eyes. I told her we were going to skip the bath, finish the homework, and have something light for dinner.
Before she ate, I had her take some medicine and use her inhaler. Lo and behold, the coughing stopped and she is now sleeping soundly on the couch. I have to get her up to her bed though. Should she wake up in the middle of the night, she will freak the hell out if she is in the living room all by herself.
I would keep her home the next couple of days, but I absolutely can't miss the next 2 days of work. I could take half days, which I might do if I decide that she needs to stay at home at my mom's. Which is wonderful that I have that option. She just hates missing school so much.
She has also been complaining about her stomach hurting her lately. Which is weird for her. In the past if she has complained about this, it's usually because she needs to have a good bowel movement. But we have moved beyond the days of with holding the poop...thank God...so that really isn't a reason. I'm not sure what could be causing that to happen. But it's definitely something that I am going to be keeping an eye on.
Hopefully she will be up and back to normal in the next few days.