This wasn't the first time that C had complained of stomachache. Initially we thought it was because she might be constipated and advised her to always finish the water in her bottle.
Today, I received a call in the afternoon. Had thought that it was C as she some times would give me a tinkle during recess but I took a glance at the clock and saw that recess was over and there was no way it could be her. The voice at the other end asked if I was "Cheryl's mummy" and I knew instinctively that it was from her school. C was in the sick bay and she was unwell. I dropped everything and rushed there immediately.
We decided that we would give her packed lunch again: we stopped as she had earlier wanted to buy food with her friends during recess but I think just for now and for the rest of the year, we would give her a little extra during recess. To be suffering from gastric pains is no joke: and worse, it takes years to recover completely. We pray that there will not be another attack.