After the torture of written exams, it is finally time for my oral qualifying exam *tomorrow afternoon*. Since it is really hard to prepare for an oral exam, I was planning to look over my writtens (the first on of which I wrote 3 months ago), but mostly focus on getting some more research data. I was scheduled to process samples from my last experiments, and it would be tight, but possible. Then... F1-3 woke up with a fever. She hardly slept at all last night, whining, complaining, coughing. I'll probably take her in to the pediatrician today, just to make sure she doesn't have another case of strep throat, which would be treatable. Most likely it's a cold, and she just has to get over it. But if it is bacterial, she needs antibiotics in a hurry. Either way I'm screwed for tomorrow. P1 might just have to take her to work with him, which should be interesting.
Things are never simple, are they?
Update: Luckily, it is treatable, F1-3 has (yet another) ear infection. It saddens me to think she must have been in pain. The swift action of antibiotics should take care of this by tomorrow, and she can go to daycare, and I can turn off my phone during my exam.
I agree with Mano and Nina
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