Note to self: The next time child suddenly starts behaving strangely, not listening to what seems like reason, is generally unhappy with whatever situation is presented: DO NOT LOSE IT!!!!
He/she is COMING DOWN with a COLD (I must speak very slowly here to my idiot self). When WILL I learn???
The thing is that as soon as this becomes transparently obvious, the previous problem usually goes away completely.
Plus, we owe apologies to everyone we have come into contact with over the last couple of days. It doesn't look to be a terrible lurgy but then we have dosed up on fruit and omega 3 (the last of which apparently limits cytokine reactions that are thought to be the killer in bird flu, incidentally.)