At first we thought is was a normal, everyday, run-of-the-mill cold. You know,fever, headache, and loss of the sliver of appetite that she had in the first place. Looking back the appetite loss, it could have been that she just wanted more attention but I couldn’t get that answer even if I wanted to.
Then … it started getting worse. She would wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom but when she tried to stand up and get out of bed she would collapse in pain and wake the whole family with her wails. She claimed that her knees were on fire and her back ,she said, seemed like it was being pulled apart by invisible hands. …show more content…
But the next morning it was as worse as ever, possibly even worse. It would be horrible to be her I decided. To be well for a bit then go right back to being sick again. Whenever Mama went to her (Lacy’s) room she dove under the covers the moment the light was turned on and screamed for it to be turned off. I really wasn’t supposed to know, I was supposed to be fast asleep in bed until Mama came to wake me at 7:00 for school. Also Mama is insisting that I go to school again!!! When I tried to reason with her she didn’t even speak, she just stared into the distance with such a sad expression that I caved in and said that I’d go.
Then, when I got home from school and walked into the kitchen I saw Mama crying. I rushed to her and asked what was wrong and at first she wouldn’t tell me but then she said in a sad, defeated voice- “Yellow Fever!!!! My baby Lacy has YELLOW FEVER!!!!!” She screamed the last part. I almost burst into tears just seeing Mama like this and if I had known what Yellow Fever was,well, I would have burst into an endless stream of