At least he liked the ladybirds

The day started off pretty good this morning. We were a happy bunch. After breakfast and a slow start, we decided to go to Wartenberg, a nice little town a couple of kms from here, surrounded by hills and forests. Forested hills, I guess.

We started on our hike, but less than a kilometer in it was quite clear that Rafa wasn’t going to walk. His eyes were a bit off. Like if he was really tired. It wasn’t even that late, but we figured he had gotten used to his afternoon nap again since that was reintroduced to him at the daycare two weeks ago. Luckily we brought the stroller, so we put him in, and he was asleep the moment he touched the seat. That was quick? We didn’t think much about it, and continued our walk. After about an hour, he woke up and seemed to be a bit more vital than before. We took a break to eat some snacks and enjoy the autumn sun. Rafa was particularly happy about the tonnes of ladybirds he saw. When we continued our walk, he didn’t want to. Every time I would put him down, he would ask me to pick him up and carry him. Rafa is lazy, but this was quite a bit more extreme than normal. I carried him for most of the walk, and once home, Heike noticed that he’s super warm. Turns out he has quite a fever now. He asked me to bring him to bed (a first), and fell a sleep in 5 minutes (a first). And now he’s twisting and turning in his sleeping bag as if something is not feeling right… Poor kiddo. This might be a long night for both of us.

He went through the entire week at daycare without catching anything. It was almost too good to be true.

Published by Robin Heinen

Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

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