It just HAD to happen the two weeks I was away on work travels. Before I left Chris got really ill with some kind of respiratory infection…and of course it had to happen when snowmageddon happened. Chris was due to travel, but he was too ill and then we had 9” of snow! This meant I had to look after Aviana whilst daycare was shut and Chris was a poorly bunny tucked up in bed. We have some wonderful friends who came to our rescue who walked through the snow to our house and helped clear our driveway so I could get out and drive Chris to Urgent Care. The day after Chris’s trip to urgent care I was due to fly to California. With all the snow I was mostly expecting for my flight to be cancelled/delayed. But in the end my flights went smoothly, despite the snow, and so off I went to California leaving sick Chris to look after Aviana. Chris had some extra help from our sitter on a couple of evenings. They survived, but Chris was exhausted, still recovering from his respiratory infection.
I came home for 24 hours at the weekend and then I was off again, but this time to Paris. After I made it to my hotel I received a sitrep that Aviana was not acting her usual self. Either she was acting strange because I had left or she was getting ill. It turned out she was getting ill. Chris was sending me pictures and videos of Aviana looking incredibly sorry for herself. She couldn’t sleep lying down or on her own and just cried and cried. Poor Chris stayed up most of the night with her sleeping upright on him. Worried about her labored breathing he took her to urgent care. She had Bronchiolitis and sores in her mouth, it was viral so there was very little that could be done to help her recover quicker except for rest, cuddles and fluids. The sores in her mouth meant she wouldn’t eat any food except for yoghurt, blueberries and chocolate ice cream. Haha, yes we resorted to the ice cream (my idea ice cream, chocolate was Chris’s idea!!!). Poor love, she was in so much pain.
Chris was due to travel for a couple of days for work, but the doctor said Aviana couldn’t come in contact with other children until 48hrs after her fever had gone….which wouldn’t have been a problem except our sitter works with other children so that meant she couldn’t have Aviana. I offered to come home, but that would have been too late for Chris to travel, so he cancelled his work trip and stayed home with her for the rest of the week. Of course, it was impossible for him to work at home with a sick baby and he doesn’t get much leave as it is. It was just so typical – I have 8 days of leave I carried over from last year…I’m the one with all the leave and I wasn’t there to help!
By the time I got back from Paris Aviana was feeling better and almost back to her normal self; she still has a bit of a chesty wheeze and a runny nose, but she’s a million times better than she was. Then of course I woke up with some weird chesty cough, I haven’t had a cold so it came out of nowhere.
I think we are done with January and the sickiness. Can we just start the new year again please?!