The actual lyrics Cole Porter‘s ‘True Love’ is …will I give to you, would you give to me.. the message is more appropriate as titled above. This is an age of such sharing and it isn’t always True Love. In this house for the present it is the sharing of bugs, flu bugs to be more precise between G1 and G2, or is it flu virus? Could be. I am not sure it matters much anymore, the result is unwell children, and yesterday was the strangest day in a very long time of my relatively long past.
But quickly I must say I come not to just share bad or sickly giving, but a couple of lovely givings also, but first the matter of the children.
G1 at 9 has run a fever off and on for a couple of weeks. The doctor diagnosed ear infection and all the appropriate liquids and drops, and he got better. This past week about Thursday he began with some unpleasant gastric symptoms, the specifics of which you do not want to know and by the weekend became very febrile, febrile meaning high temperature. Off to the family doc in the morning who said, ‘Get him to the hospital right away, it could be appendicitis. Off parents and child go while this granny nanny stays home with G2 who is 5. All morning the wee guy seems just a little off but his usual happy self.
By late afternoon, while the hospital waits for lab and x-ray results, exact mirrored events unfold on the home front. At first I wonder if this child could possibly be tuning in to what is happening with his brother, but the symptoms seem to be a little more extreme than empathetic expression would allow. About the time the physician in the ER confirms G1 has a virus, G2 is in full bloom, lethargy, emesis (vomiting) and severe abdominal pain and a fever that medication would not break for a few hours.
And so they shared and gave, not true love, but something almost as intimate. THE FLU. Today they are still recovering and it will be another day or two at least. I must say the flus of today are far more severe than in days of old. Well except for the plagues and pandemic flus which gave death as well as illness. But generally we are experiencing a swing to the more deadly end of illness pendulum for sure.
NOW for some good giving.
In the beginning, say about 17 months ago, ( you didn’t really think I meant THAT ‘in the beginning was the Word‘ beginning?) when I first started blogging I discovered a world of wonderful talented writers. It was like a combination of the best Christmas, birthday, anything gift one could have, and most of you are part of my inner circle yet. What a rush! Especially when I read, made comments, and people actually answered.
I had been reading and loving one particular gent and much to my surprise one day I find this. Now tell me true, does your heart not flutter a bit? Eventually S. C. (or Cody as we of the inner circle call him) moved onward and upward.
NOW there is a surprise coming the last week of this month and I won’t reveal it except to give you a couple of hints.
See? I give to you and you……dear readers allow yourselves a true treat and follow the yellow brick road, – uh I mean the links.
MORE TO COME!
- FEATURE: Explainer: what is the flu? (sciencealert.com.au)
- Have Your Flu Symptoms Checked To Make Sure It Isn’t Something Else (expertscolumn.com)