The average temperature for the next ten days is about 8* Fahrenheit, with an average range of only 10* throughout the day. For perspective, back home in Fayetteville the ten day forecast averages around 50*F and the range in the temperature is about 20* throughout the day.
The prevailing theory on illness in this area seems to be closely linked to temperature. I am by nature skeptical but it's cold now and naturally all the kids in Eva's room are sick. I was warned several times about this malevolent Jack Frost. I'm glad I just smiled and nodded and didn't argue that viruses and bacteria cause illness rather than cold weather. Cause apparently I would have been wrong.
Eva has a sore throat and possibly an upper respiratory illness. I got her some medicine at the pharmacy today. She was still very sweet, but weak and tired. Her caregivers and doctors think that this is residual from when she had a fever last week.
And what did Eva want to do today? Just be held and speak sweet nothings to each other. I kid you not. We said "I love you" and then "Eva" and "Momma" over and over and over. I'm not complaining. My kind of day.