It Never Rains but Pours


This was just not my week. It all started with the snubnose falling sick with what appeared to be a dry cough. The first two days, we just kept her quiet at home with a simple cough medicine. By Tuesday however, she was really really sick…temperatures soaring to 104 degrees, body pain, vomiting, and really scary…struggling to breathe…we were really worried for her. We phoned the doctor who immediately prescribed some medication to reduce her distress and agreed to see her within the hour.

The doctor’s diagnosis of pneumonia was almost welcome considering the other major fears I had – H1N1 swine flu, or dengue (because of her complaints of body pain).

The doctor gave us a heavy dose of antibiotics and recommended more tests (and possible hospitalization) if the temperature did not subside within the next two days. Thankfully, the medicines did the trick.

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Nickelodeon TV Logo - Image via Wikipedia

Trying to keep a sick child quiet is really, really tough. Thanks to Nickelodeon TV with its continuous shows of Ninja Hathori, Oggy and the Cockroaches, and Perman, which helped to distract her from the pain and the coughing. Without TV, we would have struggled to restrict her from speaking (she is quite the chatterbox, and unfortunately…speaking really aggravated her cough and vomiting).

This week also saw me caught up with tons of work for two back-to-back releases. Really struggled trying to juggle looking after the snubnose, and completing my work. All long, late nights this week…

This also means that exercise was practically non-existent, and stress-fuelled junk food eating was the norm. After months of healthy eating and exercise, I suddenly started feeling bloated and lethargic.

But, all that’s going to change again next week. I really feel very uncomfortable if I don’t do anything physical for more than 3-4 days, so I am going to find the time to do my regular runs. Just hope the weather Gods allow a let up of these continuous rains.

The week is ending well though. The snubnose is on the mend; she seems to be recovering as quickly as she fell sick, and she’s even thinking of going to school on Monday. Let’s see how it goes. Fingers crossed that she is 100% or close to it, at least by Monday.

7 Responses
  • emily the panda
    August 30, 2010

    I appreciate your comment, there is some sort of pressure there and I am just really realizing how unrealistic it is to keep up with everyone. I’m just going to try to keep being myself.

    I hope that snubnose gets better soon! I really am enjoying your family photos on the sidebar!

  • Vaishnavi
    August 29, 2010

    Hey Nishita! Hope the snubnose is fine by Monday morning! She seems like a tough kid! 🙂

  • Jenny
    August 27, 2010

    Poor Snubnose, and poor you! I hope y’all both get plenty of rest this weekend.

  • Meghan
    August 27, 2010

    That sounds terrible! I hope the Snubnose gets over her pneumonia ASAP. I had a friend at uni that missed weeks because of it, so it can be pretty terrible.

    • Nish
      August 29, 2010

      @Meghan & @Jenny: Thanks for the wishes :).

  • Veens
    August 27, 2010

    Hey Snubnose, you are a tough girl there! I am sure you can fight this pneumonia daemon and get to school on Monday.
    Help your mom get some rest; give her a huge hug because she needs that 🙂

    Nish, you are a great optimist :o)

    • Nish
      August 29, 2010

      @Veens: Yes, I know I am being very optimistic :). But you will soon find out that little children bounce back from illness remarkably quickly, almost 3 times faster than adults.

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