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Baby, Health, School

Daysleeper

11.22.09 | 1 Comment

I’m studying again. Block 3 this time. And as usual with these stressful times, illness threatens us.

To procrastinate I just wanted to update here. Zoe has been ill lately, and after three antibiotic shots from the doctor this week (in lieu of liquid medicine, which she absolutely refuses to take, clamps down her mouth, and if some should enter, it is immediately vomited; we are all better off with the shots). She seemed to be better until last night, when she spiked a fever and generally had a very fitful sleep. This morning between the hours of 7AM and 11AM, at which time she is STILL sleeping, she has stated the following, after which she returns to sleep:

“I want to go to the zoo.”
“Let’s Skype with Gigi.”
“Chuggachugga CHOO CHOO!”
“No, no, no, no, no. Hmm-mm. No.”
“Whatcha doin? I love you.”

Her sleepy head companion and Dad has shown himself in the past minute. This is a good three hours, at least, past her usual wake-up time. I hope this is recovery sleep and not sick sleep… She even let me listen to her heart and lungs, count her beats and breaths per minute (172 :/ and 40), and percuss her chest without waking. I’d like to say for the record that I have either a hunch or a delusion of med student hypochondria regarding her condition. Either way we’re going to push fluids and rest today.

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