Friday, September 21, 2007

Rant, rant, rant....

These days, if my life is normal and uneventful for 2 weeks in a row, then I thank the Almighty profusely for His kindness and mercy. Such is the state of affairs!
DD is onto her 3rd month in playschool cum daycare. She is there for only 3 hrs a day, but the impact has been far-reaching. The first month, she picked up a throat infection and cold that made her quite ill for a week. The second month, it was a ear infection. 1 week again. And both the times, it was close to the 20th of the month. So this time, I was keeping my fingers crossed .. and then she started sneezing yesterday, on the 20th!! - these bugs are frighteningly regular, I must say. The pediatrician of course tells me matter-of-factly that this is how children get used to the whole school thing. But I am still trying to swallow the fact that I actually pay (school fees) to get her to suffer a week each month. SIGH... the things that we do!! And what's worse, more often than not, DH and I invariably end up with a bad bout of cold from the bugs that DD lovingly passes around.
Do all children that start play school fall sick every month with such remarkable regularity? If anyone of you has had such experiences, please provide me valuable survival tips. How does one remain sane with the demands of work, home, with DH away on a work trip, an extremely errant nanny (when it comes to punctuality) and clingy-and-ill baby? AArgh.. is there a light at the end of this tunnel?

3 comments:

anamika said...

Is it very normal - what ur child is going though..!My son 1 was in home care and used to fall sick when he was around 2 and 3. I should say his immunity was much much better when he got to school. I am saying that aloud coz the moment I say something I am afraid he will fall sick - like u say he eats well and he wont that night...so hang in there...

anamika said...

lot of typos..I meant to say - IT IS VERY NORMAL

rajalekshmi said...

yes its normal i've faced such situations.once my child was in the emergency ward because she was shivering and the dutch doctor(who was a student and also not so fluent in english)WARNED ME THAT ITS SERIOUS.But after an hour she started running in the hospital..
finally they found out that its from the highly polluted NEW environment(THE SCHOOL).