Thursday, April 26, 2007

This is my life: Part 2

Over The Hedge
thrush - noun a disease that is caused by a fungus of the genus Candida (C. albicans), occurs especially in infants and children, and is marked by white patches in the oral cavity (Webster's Medical Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2005.)

thrush - noun An icky, painful white coating of a child's inner check that makes then grumpy as all get out and not eat very well. Side effects include temporary insanity in parents as they try to figure out why the child is crying for no apparent reason, also resulting in loss of sleep for the whole family. (Euphrony's ad lib Dictionary, 2007.)

There's a fungus among us. Lil'er E is normally a happy baby, but has not been the last few days. We've got medicine, and he is already feeling better, eating better, and acting more content. Now its time for us to try and get some sleep.

Edvard Munch's ScreamAs a side-note, I especially appreciate the comic's subtle reference to Edvard Munch's Scream (pictured right) in the father's face. Perhaps it is a little exaggerated for this situation, but sometimes it sure feels right on the mark.

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3 comments:

kat said...

Ugh. I hope things get back to normal for you all soon....and that you start to get LOTS and LOTS of sleep.

Could you post a definition of sleep? I think I've forgotten what that is...

(Actually, my smallest person slept incredibly well last night. Hopefully, it's a sign of things to come.)

euphrony said...

Sleep (of sorts) is hopeful, now. Mrs. E said that this morning Lil'er E woke up happy, as opposed to screaming, for the first time in days. And he slept for about five straight hours last night! I guess the medicine is a big relief on his poor little mouth.

Susanne said...

Poor little guy! I just said a prayer for him (and you guys!).

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