The doctor comes back after two hours to give her the antibiotics she needed and check on her. She still had a slight fever but it was manageable.
My mom also comes to check on us and stays next to her as she pats on her hair gently. And Jennifer seemed to calm down a bit by those tender gestures.
My hand would stop just a few inches from her hair as I try to do the same thing my mother was doing to comfort her, but I withdraw it every time, I had no right to do it, to comfort her, when I was her biggest source of fear for the past few days. Plus, she did threaten me about touching her while she’s asleep and I didn’t want to do something she warned me not to do.
I stayed next to her the entire time, not leaving her side as she stayed asleep, murmuring nonchalantly every once in a while due to her fever.
I noticed her phone silently getting multiple calls from a person called Megan throughout the day.