February 15, 2005

Fever Post

Marion has a fever, so I haven't had much of a chance to do anything except soothe her today. When she's napped (and she's napped a lot) it's been on my lap, and when she isn't napping she's not very happy. It's very sad, to see her upset and unpleasent all day, it really makes a dad feel bad.

It's crazy, because this is now her third illness, and she was so sick-free for such a long time. I know that babies are going to get sick, and I know that it isn't really bad for them except that it makes them uncomfortable for a while, but it still hurts me. It hurts me that I can't protect her from this. I'm the daddy, I'm supposed to be able to protect my family.

And I know that I can't. I can't protect her from everything, and really, there are some things that she needs to find a way to protect herself against, but that doesn't make it any easier.

I love my baby girl, and all I can really do is hope that the hugs (and acetaminophen) will help make it easier for her.

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