Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
I quickly heated a cup of herbal tea with herb infused honey (which has been a lifesaver for her throat and keeping her hydrated).
In a short time she was sleeping and her fever reduced. While she slept, I whipped up some homemade ginger-ale syrup, and sent the Hubster to town for club soda.
However, her fever rose to 103.4° later Sunday night, and we were able to reduce it. She has not been able to eat, and Monday morning she remained to have a temperature (102°)
Trust me, I am pulling out all my tricks too - oil/tea tree oil on her feet, vapor rub on her chest, cold packs on her neck, and hot water bottle on her tummy. So far it's prevented vomiting, keeping her liquids in, thankfully. However, she ate one cracker between Saturday night and Monday morning. She could not even eat a frozen fruit juice bar.
Off to the "big city" we went to see a doctor. Back home with medications for strep, but she also has signs of flu. Go figure. It took two trips to town, as she was too sick to wait in the car for medications. You kind of realize the reality of a widespread illness, when the doctor enters the room with a face mask on.
She won't be back in school until Thursday. It's a good thing. She was finally able to eat sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes Monday evening. I have a jar of home canned applesauce cooling in the fridge for her too.
Tiger (aka Dr. Tiggles) is on TLC patrol. He's been curled up by her side, providing love, and healing. His ears are back, as if he was telling me to leave them alone, ha ha!
This morning she is still running a fever - day 3.
As for me, I won't lie. It's been exhausting caring for a such a sick kiddo, and the pups. After 24 hours on medication, I am hoping she'll make a turn around.
In the meantime, I'm gonna need a nap.