Friday, October 3, 2008

Sickness - Real, Imagined, or Both

Good morning! Yesterday, Sydney went back to school. She seemed perfectly well. Later in the afternoon when I picked her up I would find out that she spent some time with the school nurse. At this point, I am wondering what we are really dealing with. I am less concerned with the eye at this point. It seems she finally remembered that someone poked her in the eye with a pencil. I don't know whether that is the case but it at least gives me something to blame the anomaly on. Her frequent visits to the school nurse, though, still raise suspicion. I am wondering if they are due to something else. It seems that it may seem like a safe haven for her. It is becoming a stress response. In my eyes, anyway, it seems that whenever she gets stressed out she ends up taking a break in the nurses office. There she is comforted and coddled. It makes perfect sense. The questions are: Am I right? and What can we do about it?

I have tried explaining to her that we only need to go to the nurse when we are "really" sick (with the emphasis on real) I left it at that and we will see how it works.

Ironically, Ainsley just stomped down the stairs. It appears she has a 100.6 degree fever. I have to run.

It seems my purpose will have company today.

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