Day Four

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This has been our days- Araiya’s limp body in our arms, her lethargic spirit too burdened by her body fighting illness to allow her any joy or spark, her usually bright eyes dully staring off to nothing.

On a lighter note, we appear to be getting through the thick of it! Things are starting to look up, we are close to being on the mend. Poor little girl, this has been so rough on her. It’s hard to explain being sick to a toddler who doesn’t know what she is feeling because she has never experienced something like this before. We spent nearly an hour last night trying to talk to her about how Mommy and Daddy are trying to help her feel better. She has been very opposed to taking Tylenol, taking her temperature, drinking fluids and even putting salve on those poor chapped lips. Very frustrating to have her fight us so hard when we are trying to help. She just doesn’t understand what is happening to her body. How do you communicate what being sick is to a 2-year old when they don’t have the faintest idea of the basic concepts? We got to a point where she knows her body has an owie, her body hurts and she feels bad. She says, “ya, Raiya sick.”

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~ by gdesign on November 4, 2007.

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