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Second week of school is always bug week, and both F and U went down with colds on Wednesday, which was also the day I went to London for two days of work meetings - thanks very much to clanwilliam and gmh for your hospitality!

By the time I was on Eurostar on Friday evening my throat was feeling pretty raw as well, and I got home to find Anne in pretty much the same state. And yesterday B (who returned home a week ago) started the morning by gently puking upstairs. By the late afternoon U was in misery, and her temperature had soared to 40.8 (105.8 in your antiquated counting) so we called the doctor, who prescribed antibiotics and suggested we take her to hospital for a lung X-ray if she hadn't improved by today. (F has recovered fully.)

However; things have improved. I cooked a large chicken curry last night, and B, despite her earlier stomach complaints, dug into it gleefully, with no apparent ill effects (indeed, if anything, the reverse). That cheered me up as well; communicating with B is not easy and I feel that cooking her food she enjoys is one of the special things I can do for her. And by the end of the evening, U had also perked up, helping us watch classic music videos off YouTube; this one sent her into peals of laughter. Which is reassuring, at least on most levels.

My throat is still sore but improving. Why is it these bugs usually hit you at the weekend?


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Sep. 16th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
For the first time in quite a while, I've managed to pick up a cold with stomach bug-like symptoms (I'll spare you the details) during the week, rather than at the weekend. I blame the garklet - every cold I've had in the last five months has come from the nursery via him.
Sep. 16th, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
Because the adrenaline that gets you through the stuff you absolutely have to do drops off once you stop. Glad you are all starting to feel better.
Sep. 16th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
What everyone said. I used to come down with a cold on the last day of the term - this has been prevented by an ability to put more relaxation into my schedule and more and more meetings stretching beyond term time.

Hope everyone recovers soon.
Sep. 16th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Why is it these bugs usually hit you at the weekend?
If you could answer that one they might give you a Nobel Prize. This is the 2nd weekend in a row that I have been totally incapacitated - and this weekend has been worse than last.

Glad for you that you've been able to have a good weekend with all of the children at home.
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