My baby is sick today. She’s had a fever since last evening, and while I think she’s going to be fine (she’s eating and drinking ok) it’s one of those situations where I wish I could turn my nurse brain off.
You know, the nurse brain that has been retired for so many years it only dredges up irrelevant and scary possibilities. Like the “mom radar” people talk about, only mine is haywire. (It’s meningitis! No, it’s Leukemia! Let’s constantly check her pupils, her respiratory rate, her temperature…)
Thankfully, I can usually recognize it and forcibly shut it off. Either that, or I call my mom to talk some sense into me.
I hope you have a wonderful and illness-free weekend. I have a feeling we will be spending lots of time on the couch watching Tom and Jerry.