I was without Internet service much of the day. Just a quick update - I did finally get Abby to take a bit of sorbet, of all things, late this morning, followed by about half a pedialyte popsicle. She wouldn't drink most of the day, but she did perk up after those. She mostly laid in my nanny's lap all day, but that's okay. She wasn't nearly as feverish or miserable as yesterday. She's definitely still sick, and still turned down food and drink all day, but had a bit more energy and was willing to suck on a popsicle a few times through the day. It was enough to keep her happier than she had been, and enough to keep me from dragging her to the ER.
I'll see how she's doing in the morning. If she looks worrisome in any way, I'll call the doctor (one of the ones I really like is on call), but otherwise, I will assume she's turned a corner.
Meanwhile, both Sam and Ellie seemed to take turns for the worse today, but neither are yet showing serious signs of dehydration, so hopefully this is just a temporary setback.
I am beyond exhausted. I truly don't think I've been this tired since the early days after the babies were born - and back then I had adrenaline to keep me going. I really wish I could take a vacation, but I couldn't possibly do that to Seth, or to my beautiful children. This is part of mommyhood, after all, and I wouldn't trade it for anything.