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Who ordered the fireworks? [Jul. 4th, 2006|04:00 pm]
[Current Mood |exhaustedzombified by lack of sleep]

What a night. Went to bed at a reasonably decent hour, after a nice birthday dinner out for Ferrett (thanks again, Kat and Eric!), but at 2am I was awakened by crashing thunder and a screaming child. Poor Amy was experiencing an agonizing stomachache, and the sky was decidedly falling. Almost scary-loud thunder, shaking the house a heartbeat after blinding lightning strikes. Made all the more startling by a child who was in what she is still pronouncing the worst pain of her life.

Eventually, I got her calmed down enough to lie still against me, but we were on the floor, and she did not want to risk trying to move around again. So I got a blanket and pillow and snuggled her against me, on the floor.

I am way too old to sleep on the floor. It was a dismal night. Slept fitfully until the morning, then passed out for a few hours and woke at 10:30. Could barely get off the floor. Took a hot bath to loosen up, then had to go into the office to finish my billable time for the month of June. And of course there were a couple of stray crises. So it was 2pm by the time I got back here. Then cuddling a still-sick kid (a lot better, but not back to herself).

Now I should study. I'm exhausted. Let me just say, *sigh*.

[User Picture]From: miintikwa
2006-07-04 08:32 pm (UTC)
*comfort* I know the feeling.
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2006-07-04 09:00 pm (UTC)
Goodness. I'm sorry.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-07-04 09:15 pm (UTC)
Was it menstrual cramps? I'd worry about appendicitis. Glad to hear she's better today. Hope you catch up on your sleep and don't have too many after-effects.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-04 09:59 pm (UTC)
Crazy storms, sho' nuff. Even the distant stuff was loud, varied, and very angry... and I'm generally not one to anthropomorphize weather.

So we got the same thunder, but no screaming child. Carolyn, unlike her parents, didn't wake up even once despite the close proximity of some strikes. (Several were notably under 500 feet away, which is about a half heartbeat if your pulse is the adult average of 72 beats per minute.)

Kids. What can ya do?

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[User Picture]From: beckyzoole
2006-07-05 02:12 am (UTC)
What a night! There's nothing worse than being sleepless over a sick child. :-(

If Amy's pain recurs, keep in mind that even if she doesn't have a fever and so you don't fear appendicitis, she may have something treatable. Gall stones, kidney stones, and ovarian cysts can cause intense pain that comes and goes. Probably wouldn't hurt to have her doctor check her out later this week.

Two years ago my then-18-year-old daughter had terrible stomach pain while visiting a friend, so bad that her friend's parents took her to the emergency room. Turned out she had an ovarian cyst. She was given painkillers and put on a hormone patch, which cleared it up quickly.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-05 03:17 am (UTC)
She's better but still pretty punky today. If there is not improvement tomorrow we will be calling the doc.
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[User Picture]From: cathubodva
2006-07-05 03:25 am (UTC)
Agreed, ovarian cysts or a uterine-related issue should always be kept in mind. I hope she's feeling even better now!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-05 03:53 am (UTC)
It was actually pretty damned spooky. And it must've just missed you guys, since Kat and Eric really got it over by Cedar Lee.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-05 12:40 pm (UTC)
This was 2am on our side of town, and on through the night. Quite possible you slept through it.
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2006-07-05 02:23 pm (UTC)
yikes to the storm AND the pain. does she have a fever with the pain?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-07-05 02:30 pm (UTC)
No, no fever.
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