Ricky left for a business trip this morning, not for long, just less than a week. I have learnt to take care of the kids all by myself pretty well, I’m not too concern that I can’t cope….unless the kids are not well. That’s exactly what’s happening right now.
Russell started having a cold and fever since Friday evening. This morning, he woke up around 5.30 am, maybe because he was not well, or maybe because I told him that daddy would be leaving for the airport early in the morning. Anyhow, he stayed awake to see daddy off. For the rest of today, occasionally he would bring up the topic of how much he missed daddy and asked when daddy will be home. Health wise, he seemed okay, no fever, no more runny nose, just constant cough, and he has a pretty good appetite. As for Netanya, who normally has no problem falling asleep by herself, was acting out today! She would not quit crying until I sat in her room and waited for her to drift off. This happened both at nap time and bed time today, while his poor brother sat outside all alone feeling sick and tired (literately). Finally close to 9 pm, i came out of the room to put Russell in bed, I could hear his cough escalating. By the time I went to his room again to check on him, it was too late. He has vomitted on his bed. I tried to comfort him and was about to bring him to the bathroom to clean him up, when he vomitted again and again all over in his room on the carpet.
If I was not a mother, I would have cried. What a mess! But because I am a mother, and my child is depending on me to take care of him and the situation, especially so when daddy is not around, I kept my composure and assured him that everything was going to be just fine. For the next half an hour or so, I cleaned him up, change his sheets, cleaned the carpet and tucked him in bed. *pause* (Listen…it’s all quiet now, he’s finally asleep.) But not for long. Since he threw up all his medicine, I’ll have to wake him up around midnight for another dose to keep his fever down.
Gearing myself for a long night. I only pray that he’ll start feeling better soon and Netanya will back to her normal sleep routine tomorrow.