I was giving a family testimony at Children's Hospital this morning for the New Employee Orientation which I get to do every couple of months. After I finished, I had a couple of voicemails from the school nurse. Akila had a 101.6 temp. It felt like a punch in the gut. Akila was horrible this morning, like many mornings. She wasn't violent, but extremely rude. I was so relieved when she got on the bus.
I finished speaking at 11:30 and was suppose to be at a noon meeting which I had to miss. Even knowing that Akila is usually pleasant when she is sick, still didn't give me comfort. That is just where I am lately with her. I picked her up, she was very pleasant. Got home, took her temp, no fever at all.
She watched TV for all of 15 minutes, and then started on a rampage. I tried to get her to scrapbook or do something with me, but she was obsessed with me getting her something new, either from our basement (which I swear she thinks has buried treasures), or from the store. I said not today. She didn't like that very well. The girl was obviously not sick!!!
At one point, she was looking for a plastic cow toy. We have never had one, but she had it in her head that she needed one. She wanted me to look in the basement. I told her I didn't have one. She flipped. Just go look you @#@!. So I looked. Amazingly, there was no cow in the basement. She did not like this. I tried to get her to use a substitute. We have a tiger, several dinosaurs and some other plastic/rubber animals which would have worked for what she had in her head. But no go.
It was a long afternoon. There was no fever. I had cancelled our PCA when I was picking her up from school- usually she takes Akila to dance which is from 4:30-6:30. Close to 4:00, I realized that Akila could easily go to dance and I actually talked her into it. I did need to get some stuff done at the studio so it worked out well. It was nice to have a 2 hour break after a long afternoon.
We got home, and about 30 minutes later, the thunder/lightening/rain started. She went nuts. Not being scared, just being hyperactive and nutty. She flew around the house like a tornado, convinced we were going to have a tornado. Going from TV to TV checking the weather. It was great fun.
So, I am sending her to school tomorrow. Unless she wakes up with a fever. In which case I think I might have to research one of those daycares for sick kids and go quickly enroll her. Might be the first time they get a 7th grader enrolled. Or maybe I'll just drop her off at my sister-in-law's house. They're on spring break. ;)
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