Chapter 29: Sickness

So Friday night around 2:30, my daughter starts gagging and coughing. I rushed into her bedroom to see my wife looking terrified holding a bucket and patting her back and trying to calm her down. She throws up into the bucket and we rush up to the hospital as she was having trouble breathing.

We really didn’t have to wait too long before a doctor saw her, I think it was only about 15 minutes, anyway… She was surprisingly well behaved as the doctors prodded and poked her. Turns out she has something called Croup, which swells the vocal chords and a bunch of other nasty stuff that I can’t remember, sorry at this point it had just gone 3 in the morning so my memory is pretty bad.

We were given some medicine which took about half an hour to force down her throat, she really didn’t like the medicine. Shortly afterwards they gave her another look over and the swelling had gone down. But with most things, we end up staying there for about another hour for a final check.

We finally get home at around 6 am, which isn’t bad really. My wife and daughter snuggle up in our bed as I had to sleep on the sofa. Although it sucked that I start work at 8 am, so I really only ended up with about 30 minutes of restless nap time.

So yeah, that’s why I didn’t bother posting yesterday. I’m still not fully sleep recovered and I’m pretty sure I’ve caught a cold.

Until next time!

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