Lizzy got sick on Tuesday. She was all fine in the morning but then 10am school clinic called and she had 39.8C fever. I was so scared. Daddy picked her up and she spent the rest of afternoon on the coach watching TV. She also vomited once at home. Fortunately the anti-fever started working an hour later and her temperature came down to 38.6C, still pretty high. We had a virtual consult and started antibiotics right away. I don’t know what she had but fortunately 2 days later she’s fully herself. We just got doctor clearance to go back to school tomorrow. At that moment, I thought the advise I read somewhere about not abusing antibiotics. It’s easy to say it when everybody is fine, but the moment kids get sick, we just need to cover all the basis AT THAT MOMENT.
I had three instances of trusting my gut recently.
- I got a new pair of glasses with an “updated” prescription. I used the latest prescription for my new glasses. then I tried it and it feels weird. The prescription didn’t differ dramatically from 2 years earlier but I do feel more comfortable with my old prescription. So I went back to the store and asked them to do another exam to check if the new prescription is correct. Well… it is not. I still have the same prescription of two years ago. So I had it redone and happily wear the new pair with old prescription. If I didn’t go back for another check, I’d wearing wrong prescription and feeling uncomfortable.
- I found a Chinese medicine place in our neighborhood. I went there first time last Saturday. The lady was nice and all but I left feeling not having good assessment, or comprehensive assessment and proper treatment. I went back today with the chief doctor, a Chinese doctor, and the process was much more aligned to what I had expected. He did acupuncture and gave me some herbal drink. I’ll give it a month to see if it helps with my dry eyes.
- I’ve been very into a task lately, dropping everything else that is not related to it. I had doubt about my approach because it might piss someone. But my gut tells me that this is a life time opportunity to do this task with my mentor. It might not lead to promotion but it will form my future thinking. So instead of doubting everytime I need to make a choice, I’ve decided to devote to it and absorb everything I can throughout the process. I might never do it again.
One more day to go and weekend! 😀