Days and nights seem to blur together when little ones are sick. Days are spent snuggling, cleaning, pouring tea, feeling foreheads and praying. Nights are spent snuggling close, listening for croupy barking, praying and sleeping so lightly that it can’t really be considered sleep.
So today I am tired. Rosie is doing better. She went from a teeny bark one morning to full blown croup that next night. After all day of putting GOOT on her we decided it would best to take her to the ER as she was not getting better, but worse.
Thankfully the steroids they put her on started working right away and before we tucked her into bed we all gathered in the kitchen to pray for her. Her breathing was much better throughout the night but she woke up every two hours all night long. Thankfully she still takes good naps and is enjoying lots of snuggle time on the couch.
Here are some things we use when we have sick ones in the house.
We drink this all the time. I like that my dtr-in-love even knows how to prepare it. She will whip up a batch for us when she is here.
After eating our meal and the kiddos have been put down for naps Hayley and I will sit down and enjoy a spot of tea together :-)
We made some of this last year and I’m excited for us to be using it as sickness comes knocking on our door. Even little Rosie will take it with any trouble at all. I mixed my batch with part vodka and part glycerin. Using all vodka is too hard on the taste buds but it’s better at drawing out all the goodness from the herbs so I put it in to help with that.
So that’s where I have been….tending to sick ones and enjoying the past two weeks that my handsome husband has been home on his vacation. Now it’s back to work, which is really just fun, disguised to look like work ;-)
I have also prepared a list of what I would like to do this next year. Things my Lord has laid on my heart. I’ll be sharing more of that soon.
Plus I’m already preparing for Valentines Day. Red heart balloons, fun little chocolates, things on sale from Christmas, heart tissue paper, cute mugs…..all so fun!
And gardening….thoughts of greenery, flowers and apple trees are floating through my head as I look outside at the melting snow. It is so fun to plan isn’t it?