Turns out that, even with all the scribbling I've been doing in my novel, I still want to blog. A lot. I like the little community we've got going on here and I don't desire any off time. From All Adither, that is.
From the nighttime parenting gig, yes, I want time off from that. The last two nights have been crazily bad around here. Kitty Cat now has some eye goop thing going on (not sure if it is, indeed, pink eye but I took her to the doc and the doc did put her on anti-b's).
Perhaps it was stinging, oozing eyes, perhaps it was the Sudafed I gave her for her impressively tenacious congestion, perhaps it was some side effect from the steroids she was given over the weekend for her croup. Or maybe it was just overtiredness and a feeling of general malaise, but every time Kitty Cat tried to drift off last night, her body would jerk and she'd start flailing and snuffling and crying.
I laid on the futon in her room, I brought her into my bed (which I only resort to in the direst of circumstances), I rubbed her back, I called J. in Phoenix, tearful myself.
Long story short, she didn't settle until around 1am. I got about 5 hours of sleep for the second night in a row. I am tired. I mean, I'm awake enough to function (mostly) but I am certainly not at the top of my game. The words are swimming across my laptop's monitor and I have a curious stomachache that is probably borne of too much caffeine and not enough shut eye. Also, I'm oddly ravenous. I think I may leave soon for Tully's and order five scones.
And another aside, as much as I love medicine and all the suffering it relieves, I have this sense that I'm overmedicating Fruit Bat and Kitty Cat. Fruit Bat has his daily allergy and asthma meds, don't think there's any getting away from that. But in the past week Kitty Cat has withstood many chemicals poured down her gullet. Dexamethasone, Sudafed and now Amoxicillin. Can't we just cure it all with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme?
Or vitamins and tea tree oil?
I want to believe in the power of plants! Believe it or not, I've seen a naturopath and have taken Fruit Bat to an Oriental Medicine school for his allergies, but that stuff has not worked for me/us. Evah.
Okay, wait, I take that back. Airborne and massive Vitamin C doses has been pretty effective for me in staving off colds. So, there's that. But for some of the other maladies, no luck. Not for me anyway.
Do any of you have natural remedies that you swear by?