Sunday, April 10, 2016

Quiet Day

Today has been a quiet day, here.

My daughter woke up feeling well enough, although she still had stuffy sinuses and was sneezing, but later on, she developed a slight fever!  She took some ibuprofen and the fever went down, but she is feeling so bad about exposing me to her germs.  Especially as she had been so anxious that I avoid public places and insistent that I wear a mask when I go out, etc., in order to avoid getting exposed to germs and getting sick!  Ah, well.  "The best laid schemes of mice and men" and all that!

She's been keeping to her room with the door closed and wearing a mask when she has to leave the room, to minimize my exposure to her germs.  We've both had our flu vaccines, so, hopefully, what she has is a sinus infection and not the flu.  I've sprayed the house with disinfectant and opened the windows to air it out.  There's not much else I can do.  Hopefully, my immune system is strong enough to withstand it.  In any case, I will be going to the clinic tomorrow for an immune booster injection and another on Wednesday, as well.  And we'll deal with the consequences, if there are any.

My daughter is scheduled to fly back to Berkeley tomorrow afternoon.  I am hoping she will be well enough to do so.  I think she's been doing too much and got a bit run down.  I've suggested she stays in Berkeley next weekend and rests.  She's worried about me but I'll be able to manage.

Of course, she wasn't able to go to the ethnic store for fresh produce, today, as planned.  Fortunately, I still have enough fresh produce on hand to share with her, plus there's enough cooked and frozen items, as well.  So she won't have to go grocery shopping when she's not feeling too well.

I didn't do much of anything other than worry about daughter, today.  My neighbor T called me in the morning to check on me - her weekly, Sunday at 11:00 a.m. phone call.  I did some paperwork, spent some time on-line, ran the dishwasher, cooked rice and a smoked sausage stir-fry for dinner, called a couple of friends, and wrote to another friend.

Today, I am grateful for:

- Daughter's fever was low grade and went down with the ibuprofen
- Her fever hadn't returned when she last checked
- An overstocked fridge and freezer
- My neighbor's weekly phone calls to check on me
- Another day without side effects

How was your Sunday?  Hope you've had a lovely day.

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  1. Sending good vibes and reminding you that your white blood cell count was good. I hope you will be okay and that your daughter feels better soon. x

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    1. Thank you! I had an immune booster shot this morning (and my temp. was normal when they checked). I'll have another booster shot on Wednesday, too. Daughter is still in bed, but she said she's feeling better when I checked. So, hopefully, all will be well.

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  2. I hope you are both feeling fine today, Bless. Take care.

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    1. Thank you. She still has a fever but she's taken more meds. for it. I've had my immune booster injection and am feeling OK.

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  3. SO sorry that Daughter is sick.. Hope she feels better soon. You are right, she is probably run down .
    Hope you don't pick up any germs..Praying for both of you.. SO proud you had the stocked pantry/freezer, to help both you and daughter this week.
    Also proud to hear that you are not having any side effects today..
    Have a great week.
    We sold our house, so we are packing... moving some things. We close on May 5th, so not long to get it all done.. super busy.

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    1. Thank you Judy. Congratulations on selling the house! That's great! Oh, but I don't envy you all the packing and moving! Still, how exciting to be moving to your new home! Good luck with all of it!

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  4. Hoping and praying that your daughter feels better soon! You girls are so sweet, how you worry about each other. I wish I could hug you both right now! :)

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. We do tend to fuss over each other, don't we? I guess it's because I am her only parent and she's my only child. We just have each other and that's all.

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  5. What a lovely daughter you have. It's touching to read what she's done to minimise you coming into contact with her germs. What a darling. I'm glad she seems to be on the mend and hopefully whatever it is she's had will bypass you. xx

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    1. Thank you! She is taking medications to keep the fever under control and will be returning to university later today. I am hoping she'll feel better in another day or two; if not, I've asked her to go to the clinic to have a check up.

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  6. Don't clean her bedroom and bathroom. Very germy. Have her do it next time she comes down. Handwashing is very important in infection control also.

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    1. Oops! I've already been in her room to spray disinfectant and open the window to air it out! But I'll wait on cleaning it.

      Yes, definitely washing my hands often.

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