I spoke too soon. Sunshine woke up several times through the night screaming in pain. Fantastic.
I was hit with a severe wave of pain yesterday afternoon that nearly took my breath away. It was 7-8 on the pain scale and located in my fingers, elbows and shoulders. An aching, throbbing wave of pain.
I still managed to ice 4 dozen pumpkin cookies for Sunshine’s teacher appreciation lunch today.
And I started on a migraine last night and I can’t find my migraine pills and I may actually be out of them. They are $50 for 18 pills. I don’t have that kind of money with rent being due this week.
Sunshine is the priority. No school today for her. I called the doc, he said she might be getting dehydrated, she might have overextended herself yesterday in her first day back. He said she needs to be eating and drinking constantly. So I have been sitting in the living room with her since 6 a.m. coaxing her to eat and drink. She despises the chloraseptic throat spray, so I gave her the hard hitting pain medicine (that winds her up instead of knocking her out).
Every five minutes “Sunshine, take a sip, Sunshine, take a bite”. I foresee it will be a long, long, long day.
Oh and its Halloween. Her school has “Dress up as your favorite book character day” instead of just regular costumes. She was going as Pinkalicious.
I worked really hard to find the parts of a costume for this. Oh well. And she was supposed to be Tinkerbell tonight for Trick or Treat. She may get to go to a few houses in my parents neighborhood, but I think she might be handing out candy instead. She can’t eat any of the candy anyway, unless I melt it down for her.
I’m really trying to stay positive. I just feel awful, the pain and a budding migraine. And I feel for my daughter, as I have had my tonsils out and it sucks. But I understood what I needed to do to stay out of the hospital. Sunshine really doesn’t. So I have to sit here, despite my own issues, and argue with her over every bite, every sip.
Halloween used to be a big deal to me. I used to love dressing up, even as an adult. Just something little, maybe butterfly wings or a tiara. I do still have angel wings from last year that I may wear tonight. I might drag out my wedding dress (it doesn’t look like a traditional wedding dress, it was custom made) and pair it with the angel wings.
Like I’ve said in previous posts, I missed out on my Halloween tradition of going downtown to participate in the annual “marching of the freaks” that happens in Austin every year. I love people watching. I do that even without Halloween. But I totally enjoy seeing everyone’s costumes. And being a college town, there is some real creativity out there.
So here’s to hoping this day gets better. Its supposed to be beautiful weather. Birds are singing. I get to spend more time with Sunshine (even if most of it will be coaxing her to drink and eat). And I made amazing cookies this week.
I hope I don’t eat them all 🙂