Have you ever smelt fear ? I have and, frankly, I think it could do with deodorizing. Big time.
Being Australian, there is a swear word in the title and I hope I will not offend any of my gentle readers.
However, we Aussies can be a little , ahem, direct when alarmed and fear does it to me every time.
My little guy has had croup for two weeks. Croup is a filthy, explosive cough that sounds like said indiviual is attempting to regurgitate his internal organs through his mouth. That I can live with. I don't like that it causes him pain - thank you to big pharma for Baby Panadol (like aspirin) - it can be eased. What I HATE is that sometimes he coughs so hard he can't get his breath.
Don't worry, I am writing this after the crisis has passed. Believe me, I would not be anywhere near this computer if he was still ill. After two lots of steroids - cortisone he is back to his happy, cheeky self and the cough has subsided. But it gives me pause. I tend to assume that in our technologically forward society that nothing can ever really harm my beloved (the little one, not the big guy). But I'm wrong.
I'll end here. Now that he is well, he is back trying to turn off the computer when mummy isn't giving him enough attention....
mummified - relieved but tired