Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Captain's Log

Day Three

The illness has kept me locked inside these walls for 72 hours except for small treks to the building of knowledge and one trek to the medical ward. It is ridiculous how eagerly I await these outings. The smallest of the tribe is unrelenting in her "sixth year" sass and vigor. I keep waiting, hoping the evil serum will leave her though I am beginning to wonder if it isn't the serum and it is, instead, the new "her". I may have to perform an exorcism. I am sure something evil has taken up residence.

The bigger one is still overly warm but is starting to show signs of restlessness. He will act "normal" for about an hour and then drop like a fly for a few hours. While taking the smallest one for a medical checkup, I had the magic wizard look at the bigger one and was told he is suffering from influenza. The tides should turn in the next few days. I can only hope. This is a test of patience I fear I am beginning to lose.

That means I am still in lock down for another few days. With the way things are going, he will be fever free on the fortnight - just in time for the building of knowledge to be closed for an extended 4 day furlough.

Day Three

I have placed the bigger one and the little one into their lock down bunks. After nearly an hour of devil induced behavior I believed this was best for all. To be sure, it is best for me.

I shall now find a magic liquid to help erase the horrors I have witnessed today.


Daria de la Luna said...

Casey, you are such a good writer! Hope the kids are soon well & back to their own sweet selves. And that you don't get it.

Kristen said...

Can't D relieve you for a bit? Just cuz you're a SAHM doesn't mean she can't take a day off to take care of him.

Casey said...

It was her night tonight but she is down with it, too. I told her to stay home and get better.

Shannon said...

LOL! Love this post. But I hope they are feeling better.

Kristen said...

aw :( Well, hopefully you remain unscathed

Anonymous said...

Casey, I agree with Daria - you are a great writer! :) Hope everyone feels better soon.