You never, ever know what a day will bring.
My 4.5 year old daughter woke up last Monday perky as usual and went to school like normal.
She had to get picked up by my husband mid-day because she threw up.
I scrambled to write sub plans for the next day and rush home. What sick kiddo doesn't want their mama?
Had to stay home the next day, too. Let's just say that I was bowl holding and back rubbing every 15-20 mn for a day and a half solid.
Even through the night.
My second day home with her wasn't so tough. She seemed on the upswing.
So I went back to work on Thursday. Got a text from my husband that I didn't see until my after school meeting was over. She was sick again and that I should be planning to be out the next day, too.
Before I got sub plans ready I called her pediatrician, who encouraged me to bring her to the E.R.
While I finished getting my sub stuff ready to go, my husband and eight year old son drove her to my school and I took her to the E.R. at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin...about a 15 mn drive.
She was totally silent. Which is incredibly unlike her. So so soooo unlike her.
I was so worried I could barely drive.
Emily got seen right away.
And she e...ven...tual....ly got admitted. While waiting I could hear Code Blue announcements, followed the sign inside the room that suggested remaining in the room with the door closed due to infectious diseases, screaming kids, beeping equipment...
We finally got to Em's room in the hospital and were there for two nights.
She may have a condition called cyclic vomiting, which is also known as abdominal migraines. She's had multiple vomiting illnesses over the last few years...
We have an appt with a specialist (apparently he's the leading expert on vomiting in the country and he practices at Children's Hospital of WI...lucky break) in a few weeks and will know more at that time.
Getting to go home to our own beds was amazing!!!
You just never know what a day will bring.
If you know anything about cyclic vomiting/abdominal migraines I'd love to hear from you...firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a more positive light...
I have a new syllable pack that I'd love to give away. I haven't decided how many to give away yet...but I'm feeling generous (actually giddy with relief that my daughter's okay!) . :)
You might remember the freebie part from a few posts back...go ahead and grab that here. If you could leave me some TpT feedback after you download I would really appreciate it!
Here's the newest pack with five themes...available on TpT.
If you'd like to win the pack, go ahead and do these three things in a comment below:
1. Tell me what name you follow me under.
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3. Tell me what ELA skills you'd like to see me include in my "Common Core Crunch - February" pack.
Common Core Crunch??? That's my newest creation that I'm hoping to have posted by the weekend. And yes, I'll give some of those away, too.
Here's a Sneak Peak of Common Core Crunch..."A tasty mix of CCSS ELA & Writing Fun!"
This will end up being a monthly series of printables that can be used as supplemental practice, Daily Warm Up or homework...
Here is a tiny sneak peak...there will be big variety of ELA practice opportunities using the February themes of Valentine's Day, President's Day, Dental Health Month and Groundhogs Day. Generally first grade focussed...
And, Elizabeth at Kickin It in Kindergarten is having a giveaway for her darling MLK pack that includes the reader below as well as some other cute stuff. Head over and give her some love. Tell her I sent ya.
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