She did it! Kaia was a busy, buzzing bee in Missoula Childrens Theater's Rumplestiltskin yesterday. She had lots of family at the 3 o'clock show to watch her do her stuff.
Hard to believe that on Wednesday, at her first rehearsal, she was like a zombie. She swore she was just cold and tired. When rehearsal was over, she climbed onto the couch and went to sleep. When I checked her, she had a 102 degree fever. Thursday morning, she woke with a fever of 103. I kept her home from school, and the poor thing slept most of the day in between being too hot or too cold.
I had promised her she could go to rehearsal if she was feeling better. Except things weren't looking better. Just an hour and a half before rehearsal, her fever reached 104! I put her in the bath, gave her another dose of ibuprofen, and called the doctors office. Kaia became hysterical. She HAD to be at rehearsal, PLEASE don't call the doctor.
After the bath her fever dropped to 100. I talked with the nurse at the doctors and she agreed that Kaia could go to the rehearsal, but should wear a mask. So we stopped at the store to pick up a mask, we dosed her with tylenol, and I sanitized her hands when we got to rehearsal. The mask definitely got her some sympathy. Amazingly, she did really well that evening.
It was a tiring experience for her, but she is set on doing it again next year!