Ingrid having lunch lying down. Pasta, meatballs and ketchup.

She went to school in the morning because she was feeling so well then, and also because she really wanted to be there in her horse mask for children’s literature day. But after less than two hours she couldn’t continue any more and came home.

Then I did some googling and learned that the thing to do when you have a post-lumbar puncture headache is to lie down totally flat. Not just lie down and rest, but get the head level with the rest of the body. (I really wish someone at the hospital had thought of telling us.) So that’s what Ingrid has been doing most of the day today, including at mealtimes. It seems to be working – she has been feeling a lot better.

Caffeine is also supposed to help so Ingrid got Coca-cola with her lunch.