Friday, February 27, 2009

Quarantine Journal: Day 6

Inen has been sick with his first cold for 7 days now. I have not left the house apart from necessities for 6 days. If I don't go to the store soon, I may go stir-crazy.

... Okay, maybe it's not that bad, but being in the house this long is a bit trying. At least I'm home with my family. Unfortunately, I'm home with my family because they are both sick. All in all, Inen has been in good spirits throughout most of it. And he has been very, very snotty. There are two good stories related to the mucus-y effluence:

The first story was from a few nights ago, when Inen was up at about 1:00 AM (his third or fourth awakening of the night). He was not happy about being awake and exhausted and sick (ans rightfully so). His indomitable crying had gone on for at least 20 minutes, and Korie and I were at a loss for what to do. We had tried everything we could think of, and at one point put him down on his changing table to take his temperature. Korie turned on the light in his room so we could see what we were doing. In the light we could see Inen's face, red and puffy from prolonged crying, covered in snot and tears. Around his eyes and nose we saw what looked like capillaries turned black. "Oh my goodness! What is that?!" I said. Korie promptly declared we should go to the emergency room, and went to get dressed. I was flabbergasted. When she came back in the room she said, "Let me wipe his face." After wiping off the snot and tears, the black capillaries had disappeared as well. We both started laughing (shaking with adrenaline and exhaustion, but laughing) as we realized that his wet and gooey face had picked up tiny little fuzzy threads from the sweater I had been wearing while holding him.

The second story is on a lighter note. Inen was blowing snot bubbles this morning, and from the couch I heard Korie exclaim, "Look! Double bubble!"

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