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October 19, 2015
Baby is sick. Her cold and cough from last Wednesday lingering and deepening. Fever breaks, then spikes again. She's still eating and drinking, but she's cranky and "catastrophically" tired from lack of uninterrupted sleep. A call to the nurse hotline reassures them but they will see the doctor tomorrow. Oh, that first illness. The worry, the wondering, the wishing you had more experience/expertise. At least in my day we didn't have Google. Just a well-thumbed edition of Dr. Spock, which was more likely to reassure than alarm. So much information is definitely a mixed blessing at such times.