Our first problem with Reagan happened yesterday, nothing to worry about so they say but a viral infection sounds bad when a doctor tells you its there. Reagan over the last few days has been unusually fussy and her daily demeanour had changed nut hugely but you could tell something was different. We noticed her biting a lot onto her chewy toys and suspected teething to be the issue and were happy to just ride the storm allowing her to work them through herself and be on hand to help reassure and cuddle her while she does. She was due to have her second set of ‘jections yesterday and mommy took her down to the clinic with a few questions about teething fussiness and the rash she had on her belly. When the nurse saw Reagan she said she would like a doctor to see her just to see the rash and this is where they said best not to give the ‘jections today as little Reagan has a virul infection which she needs to get over first and to give her Calpol, calamine lotion for the rash and most importantly loads of extra cuddles and she will be fine.
“She will be fine” is most likely true but like all parents when something is wrong with your child you are concerned, as we were, but we are also calm people and went about our routine as normal just adding the Calpol and lotion as instructed. We decided mommy was to administer medicine, if both do it there is a chance you can administer twice so with my help we squirted Calpol into Reagan’s mouth and even though we had a really unusual face pulled she swallowed it all while I distracted her by being silly and talking and dancing (the things we thought we’d never do, eh? lol) and before bed mommy applied lotion to the rash while I held her.
She slept good until 7 even though I have to say I listened harder than I have for a long time for the reassuring grunts squeaks and groans of a sleeping Reagan almost getting up a couple of times before hearing them. This morning seemed no different from any other for her she saw me peer into her cot and a smile broke across her face (a fantastic moment everyday for me!) and I picked her up and changed her. The only difference was as I was buttoning her jamas back up a really worried look came on her face I had never seen before as she raised both legs straight in to the air and a huge trump could be heard across three streets before the smile came back on her face and I thought ‘she is getting more like her mom everyday!’
I will end this one by say I am looking across the room at both of them sleeping and can say without doubt that mommy will never see harm come to that little girl as long as she has breath in her body and will love her back to full fitness and health if anything like a virul infection does get past her.
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