Saturday, February 23, 2008


Son has been sick off and on ("on" being Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday, Thursday afternoon, Friday night). He has the afternoon fever thing going on. So much so that he slept in our bed with me last night while poor MB was stuck with the kid's double bed. Son had a 102 degree fever, then his body felt like hot coals, then he was super sweaty. Finally, he was okay. That was around 1 a.m.
He woke up several times last night, talking and gesturing. He inherited this from MB. Once he had his hand up like he was trying to catch something. He was saying "het, het." (as near as I could figure).
Another time he woke up and I thought he was going to throw up or something. He was grunting and opening and closing his hands like beaks. He went to the bathroom and I kept asking him, "What's wrong? What's wrong?" He finally yelled, "Fingers!" and went back to bed.
Needless to say, I didn't sleep well last night. The night before that we foolishly stayed up to get closure on "Dexter." I'm actually glad, because now I need all my energy to freak out about the DFL which is in 44 days and, as you probably need not be reminded, I haven't written it yet. AND I want a friend to take photographs for it. Which means I need to finish in the next week. No pressure!!
So if I'm mean to you, please attribute it to the fact that I haven't slept and I'm pretty much having an anxiety attack 24/7.


Renaissance Girl said...

good vibes to Son. and what is DFL? did i miss that acronym?

Lisa B. said...

DFL=Distinguished Faculty Lecture. Poor Son! Poor Dr.W.! Do you need someone to make dinner for you? Teach your classes? Do your grading? Sorry, can't help you with the last two, actually. You do, however, have my total and heartfelt sympathy.

Nik said...

Oh man, I was going to ask what DFL was too. That is so cool. Stressful, I can imagine. I prefer to talk to mostly strangers.
I hope Son is feeling better. I was under some delusion that once they turned 7 (7!) there was no more disease.

ErinAlice said...

I am sorry he was sick but the whole gesturing thing and talking in his sleep is just hilarious!!! It is hard to sleep when the kids are sick. I hear every little sound. Oh and you aren't ever mean. At least not to me. Good luck with all that and kisses to Son. What is the DFL about????