Owen slept so close to all night long. Well, I call five o’clock in the morning all night long. I was thankful he slept that late. And I was thankful he woke up in a good mood. His fever is not gone but he has not thrown up anymore. He was a little snotty but he kept coming to me, saying, “blow a nose.” He lets me help him with a tissue now and will attempt to rub it himself. He used to run from me every time I would attempt to wash his face or rub his nose. He will try to blow his own nose by breathing in and out but it’s more through the mouth and not necessarily productive through his nose. Thankfully, in general, he was in a good mood. There were times when his tablet or the TV would not do something that he wanted it to do so the squealing would begin. His words would say the answers, but his emotions don’t necessarily understand how the words apply to the situation. He said, “it’ll come back please try again it’s the internet it slow” and the words would continue and repeat every time the internet was slow. He was in high sensory alert all day but still in a great mood. Having this virus adds a heightened level of sensitivity to his mouth as well. He is already very aware of his teeth growing in but with his fever and runny nose he is feeling the movement of his teeth even more. “Loose a tooth twist a tooth lose a tooth it’s growing in twist a tooth,” he continued to say throughout the day over and over and over. He would come up to me, showing me his mouth. He has three growing in at the same time and his dentist said that as sensitive as he is he probably feels all the movements. Over the last few days, he has repeatedly tried to download all the different apps that he had when he was in school. Some of these apps are from when he was in kindergarten, first, and second grade. His memory is amazing. He keeps trying to open the apps and then put in the password that he knew from three or four years ago. For some of the apps I’ve been able to get home versions, but other ones are school related and there’s nothing that I can download. He keeps asking if he gets to go to church tomorrow and I have to tell him that he can’t because of his fever. Once he asked me about church, he then said, “Saturday be home with mommy.” He’s trying everything to verify his routine again and then add in the fact that he has Monday off for a teacher planning day is heightening his concerns. This all causes more disruption to his routine. He’s eating pretty well and I can tell he is already feeling better than yesterday. We laughed a lot and he smiled more. I’m thankful for that during this sickness. Be brave in the moment, strong in the victories, and thankful for the hope of tomorrow. Smiles to all and donut daze!
I'm Lynn Browder. Owen's Mommy. The best moments in time are when I get to see the smile on his face and that giggle come from his heart.