Since returning from San Francisco last week, I've suffered with a stomach virus, and now a major head and chest cold. But I'm doing well compared to the youngest fair maiden of the Olsen household.
Since Friday, our little birthday girl, Emma has been battling something we thought was just another cold, until she took a turn for the worst yesterday afternoon. She developed a fever which quickly spiked to over 104 degrees F. With timely doses of Tylenol and cold cloth applications, we managed to keep it under control (under 104) until 4 a.m. when she complained of a horrible headache and pain in her back. Those complaints gave us cause for concern that it could be Meningitis.
A visit to the Emergency didn't confirmed the worst, but that she has some pneumonia on her lungs. She's at home again now on heavy antibiotics, and we're struggling with fever spikes again, so I've decided to bow out from the A to Z Challenge until further notice. I know you all understand.
I will pick it up again if I'm able, though. Good luck all my fellow writers and I look forward to catching up to reading your once all of this passes.