Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Sickbay tales

This Friday while everyone was welcoming Ganapati, N, the strong one, the girl who never falls ill, caught the virus. She'd been up early morning and dressed in all her festive finery ready to go visiting all the Ganapatis that were arriving at our friends' and relatives' homes. Even as I sponged her burning forehead she refused to change out of the Chaniya Choli confident that she'd be up and about soon. After all, she never did fall I'll. 

H wandered about listlessly with nothing to do since his favourite 'toy' was out of action and the house was so so quiet. By the night, as expected, he followed suit. 

Next morning The Husband was travelling for work and I spent my day sitting between the two children sponging them turn by turn. N opened her feverish eyes once to murmur happily, 'our house looks like a sick-bay' and then went off to sleep again.  Why she seemed so happy about that, I have no clue. Meanwhile the Husband caught the virus too and slept his days off in his hotel room!

H firmly believes what N can do, he can do better and so he decided to have rashes along with the fever and I was rushing to the ped yet again. To make matters even more interesting they got calf-cramps, apparently that's a viral side effect. They couldn't stand or walk and proceeded to crawl all over the house like one year olds. No, the option of sitting in one place was not an option at all.

Phew!!

Finally day 6 sees them better. The biggest problem has been FOOD. They just do not want the regular stuff and my limited cooking skills have been stretched to the limit.

I've had a hard time steering them off television, with limited success. Today, however they spent the day making Teacher's Day cards and gifts all on their own. Yeah sometimes I do get the feel that they're growing up after all.  


Those rolls are 'pencils' which they intend filling up with sweets.
And that's a 'tippy tippy top' with a straw pushed through to make a flower. 
So that's what the week's been like! I still haven't managed to go Ganapati visiting. Hoping the next few days will bring better health and some peace to our home.

16 comments:

  1. Oh my! Wishing a speedy recovery to the kids and your hubby too! I liked that tippy tippy top with a straw... very creative and seeing one after a long long time! You take care too! Hugs ♥

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  2. Wishing H n N a speedy and complete recovery .
    Not a nice feeling to not see them in their element.

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    1. Absolutely J. 8 days and counting since they went down.

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  3. Glad that they are slowly doing well. Wish them a speedy recovery. They are so creative, loved their cute works :)
    Take care.

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    1. Thanks Rajlakshmi. Waiting for them to get back on their feet.

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  4. Hugs to you, N and H for this phase. They sound cute and N reminds me of Alicia in the school stories, who never fell ill, remember? :)

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  5. How cute!!! I loved the cards...Wishing them a speedy recovery!! All my love...

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    1. Thanks Shalini, can do with all the best wishes.

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  6. Wish they get absolutely better soon..You know when I was a child I loved falling sick because I could be at home with mom whole day...Somehow this post made me think of those days

    Random Thoughts Naba - Book Review: The Contract…...

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    1. Thanks Naba. I think N is a lot like that too. She enjoyed falling ill the first few days but I think she's had enough now.

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  7. aww..wishing N and H a speedy recovery!

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  8. Poor pets! I'm glad they're getting better.

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