Apr 12, 2008

Sighs and whys!

The way the first quarter of 2008 has turned out, I am wondering about the outcome of the remaining 8 months.
Met a friend of mine yesterday and she exclaimed that I have reduced a looooooooot. Not that I am not happy. I had crossed the line of normal weight and had entered the over weight zone some years back. But the way I lost weight is what I don’t want to go through again!
2008 started with the Hong Kong trip, which I will not deny that I enjoyed a lot. This was followed by the dance-arangetram of my girls which had me dancing more than them. Then, came the dreaded time of the year called exam-time which had me studying more than them. Before I could utter “s” of “sigh”, the “s” of “summer” caught on and gave us all “s” of “sickness”.
Yes, it all started with a slight fever my little one had, just after Holi. It grew till it shooted to a 103.9 and had me sponging her throughout the night. After 10 capsules of antibiotics, the fever decided to subside. 3 days of alls-OK-nothing-to-fear-now and then my older one caught it. Her fever sees nothing less than 105 degrees. And before her fever left her, I caught on too. Motherhood is amazing I must say. Had my daughter been fine, I would have oohed and aahed. But seeing her in such a state, made me only more determined and I gulped Crocin and decided to take the Viral head-on. The worst part of it all is that my inlaws are not here as of now. So, I miss their moral support. I had called my father to baby-sit for me but the day he complained of body ache, I told him to keep a minimum safe distance from us. We don’t want him affected too.
My daughter is better today. The 2nd day without fever. I am OK too, except that viral fever has affected my eyes and they almost look conjunctivitis-ed – all swollen, red and watery. Doc says it will take 2 days more. Till then I am having a lovely time in office. My boss and colleague avoid me like a plague. I look cool and hip with my goggles. I come, I sit, I do timepass J No meetings, nothing! Good time to catch up on all your posts now!

Oh by the by, I must tell you what happens when you have 102 degree fever and your kid has 105.
I sit through the night, sponging my daughter. My hubby is on tour. Morning time and I look out of my balcony and get a shock of my life. My car is missing! I run to the shelf where I keep the keys. The keys are very much there. I call for my driver. He is sitting downstairs with the watchman thinking I had taken the car out for something. I am almost in tears. How is it possible for a car to go missing when the keys are with me? I trust my driver. He has been with us for almost a decade now. I am in a state of panic. And then I try to recall when the last time I saw the car was? It strikes me that I had driven down to the medical shop last night to get some medicine.
I rush to the shop with my driver and there it was!
My sweet adorable angelic car! Waiting for me to embrace it! I have never been passionate about cars but at that moment I could have hugged and kissed it. I felt a surge of emotion that a mother will have on finding her lost child.
Foolish me had left it parked outside the shop and had walked back home. Though I laugh about it now, I shudder thinking what all could have gone wrong!

So, the next time you have a 102 degree fever, please don’t drive!

10 comments:

Swati April 14, 2008 at 12:24 PM  

Ohh Dear , I am at loss of words. I know what you are going through. When I was newly married , we both had high fever together and I remember how I was least concerned about my self as soon as Anupam got fever. As such I was not too used to handling emergencies alone ..IT WAS TOUGH. Had to take him to hospital at 2.30 in the night.
But you will sure laugh at the car incident for years!!

Suma April 15, 2008 at 8:14 AM  

awww..poor you...when kids fall sick..it can really drain you..

i do hope you get a chance to put up your feet and snuggle under those covers and sleep your tiredness away!!

and chuckling at the car incident...:)

ddmom April 15, 2008 at 10:31 AM  

Hope you and the kids are out of fever. Its tough to manage when all in the family fall sick at the same time. Take care.
LOL! at the car incident...

DotMom April 16, 2008 at 1:47 AM  

oh my goodness... what an experience... poor poor you. hugs. thank god.. you ojly forgot the car and it was nothing worse than that...a few months from now you will laugh at this :) Hope you all are feeling better now. Take care..

WhatsInAName April 19, 2008 at 3:27 PM  

Swati, Suma,DDMom, Dotmom :)
Thank you all so much for the sweetest words. I am much better now!

Prats April 20, 2008 at 12:02 AM  

Just came in and found a lovely space you have out here....but it was sad that I stepped in when your time was low. :(
Hope the daughters are recovering well enough and you too.
How old are the daughters? The arangetram must have been such a great event, and i'm sure your chest must be swelling with pride now...
but lpease do post some pictures....

WhatsInAName April 27, 2008 at 7:55 PM  

Hey Prats
So sweet of you to enquire. We are back to being ourselves! Arangetram snaps will be uploaded soon :) I am known for procastinations lol

Just Like That May 5, 2008 at 4:21 PM  

LOL! how did I miss out on this? I know that conjuncti virus! Awful thing! Twas bad that all of you got it, but then, that virus doesn't let anyone past its clutches easily!
LoL! how could you walk home without noticing your car parked outside the shop?!! You poor thing! you mean you had to get your own medicines when you were so feverish?? Quite a wonder you didn't enter the wrong house in your state.. ROFL!! at you searching for the car whose keys were still in your house. sorry to laugh at your expense, but it was too funny!:-D

Mama - Mia May 9, 2008 at 4:48 PM  

you never told me this car incident!! :p

you a very strong woman!! why dont you write more often??!! :(

just 'coz i have been writing LITTLE more regulary am giving you gyaan! hehe!

cheers!

abha

ps; tagged you!

WhatsInAName May 13, 2008 at 5:07 PM  

JLT :p * blush blush* I too wonder how I did that!

Abha: :) Gyan is always good! I need a dose really :)

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