Nicoletta Ceccoli Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2014). It works quite nicely for a draw regarding a child, as the images have a fairytale quality to them.
Situation - Four of Wands
My first thought here was: what big lollies for a tiny child. And
there's certainly an element of that here, in that I worry this
medication is too big, too strong, too dangerous to give my child.
strangely, my second impression was: like a kid in a candy store. There
is also an excitement and hopefulness in giving him this medicine. For
over a year now, we've had nothing we could give him besides regular,
over-the-counter analgesics. So, the chance that we now have something
that might help when things are really bad feels exciting.
Avoid - Ten of Wands
being crushed by giant vegetables?!? Okay, how about avoid being
overwhelmed by that feeling of bigness. The doctor did not prescribe
this medicine lightly, and there is a chance it may really help. While I
wouldn't want to give it to him regularly, doing so now and again when
things get bad may work out.
Embrace - Death
a card I like to see in relation to health questions. And yet, isn't
this a beautiful version? I see Snow White laying in the snow, the
poisoned apple by her side, and dwarves standing around her.
the card to embrace, it makes me think of embracing the possibility of a
profound change which could lead my son to sleep much better. And
while the apple was poisoned (and I see this medicine as dangerous) a
little didn't kill her, just as many medicines, when dosed right, help
rather than hurt.
Now, the morning after, although he was
restless for a patch in the middle, he then slept later than he ever has
done before when not ill. And although he still looks tired, he's been sleeping badly for years. I guess we'll just have to see how his pain is today, and how he sleeps tonight...