Selfie with eyes closed and lamp glare
My girl (6 and a half) has strep. She has never had it before. I have never seen her like this. She is attached to me. She asks me to carry her everywhere and I oblige. After waking up every 45 minutes to an hour from 9:30 last night until 5:45 a.m. (enduring headache, sore throat, fever, ear and neck pain due to swollen glands, vomiting) with two calls to the night nurse at the pediatrician, we went and saw the doctor this morning. I carried Abigail down several flights of stairs, through several corridors, and up one flight of stairs to the doctor's office and did the reverse on the way back. They say she will feel so much better once she has twenty-four hours of amoxicillin in her. I sure hope so or we will be making the trip there again tomorrow. In the meantime, I am bed, mode of transportation, everything. I am comfort. I am protector. I am reassurance. I am love. I am Mama.
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