Day #31: Give Extra Attention to Your Sick Child

Day #31: Give Extra Attention to Your Sick Child 1

Today, we were supposed to tour the Houston Space Center. We had made plans to give to someone on the way into Houston. We had the day all set on our calendars, but in the middle of the night our youngest got a fever (~102+) and then threw up. Children's Tylenol came to the rescue and she was finally able to fall back into a restless sleep.

This morning we decided it would be better for our family to stay home. We actually contemplated going anyway, but concluded that our little one needed extra attention (at home). Today, mostly consisted of Stephanie holding our sick child trying to comfort her between wimpers. I spent most of the time playing with our oldest. We all wanted little sister to feel better.

Right now she is in bed sleeping. Her temperature is 101.5.

Today was one of those days where it was better to turn our giving towards our family rather then forcing something to happen for someone else. If you and your family aren't healthy (physically or otherwise), you won't make as good a giver for others.

Sometimes our plans get foiled. That's okay. Tomorrow is another day.

16 comments on “Day #31: Give Extra Attention to Your Sick Child”

  1. Hope your little one is feeling better. My little-ist just had a three day fever which finally broke this morning. Ahhhh, relief for all. Thinking healing thoughts for you guys on your renewing journey.

  2. Love the babies laying next to her, that's how my daughter sleeps too. Hope she feels better soon.

  3. :( My oldest has a bad bug & fever, too. These are the days to lay low. I hope little one recovers quickly & the rest of you stay well!

  4. Awww... hope that little one gets better soon and that everyone else stays healthy!

  5. Do you and Stephanie plan for possible emergencies when you plan your travel route? Not having access to your primary medical caregiver must be difficult. Do you map out walk in centers or naturopaths/homeopaths that will help you despite not having a relationship with you and your children?

    I am glad her fever is down. Hopefully she will feel better soon!

  6. So true... it's best to take rearrange our schedules and take care of those at home when necessary! Hope that little one feels better soon.

  7. I am just catching up on my blog reading so sorry this is late. I hope your little one is feeling better! It's so hard to see little kids sick. She is so fortunate to have a loving family who will care for her.

  8. I am sure by staying home another day made everyone feel better. Traveling with a sick kid is never fun and should be avoided at all costs.

  9. Oh sweet baby! Giving to your babies is even more important than giving to others, especially when they are sick. When mine get sick, nothing else gets done, but my babies are happier in my arms in the rocking chair than anywhere else for those times. Hope she is all better!

  10. Sometimes God reminds us of the precious gifts he gives us in our children!

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