Oh, Poornima....I feel your pain. Literally!
I woke up at 5 am yesterday morning
puking with a fever and headache! I pretty much stayed in bed until 2pm, getting up a few times to take Gucci out or feed her.
She even had breakfast 3 hours LATE yesterday, bless my sweet daughter for taking over cooking the chicken for her because I was seriously DYING when I put in the frying pan...
Like your babies, she's been SUPER good and just stayed in bed with me and let me rest, not bothering me to eat, play or go potty..just going with the flow, I love that about her.
Today, has been off and on fever chills/sweating...and I have been cheating a bit taking her out and standing at the door, she'll run out and go and I'll call her back in for treats (I haven't been treating for potty in months) But she'll come right back and stay in my view. I am just SO sensitive to the cold weather, fevers do that.
Something is definately going around...I probably shouldn't have braved the Golden Grahams I just ate because I think its comin' back up (ugh!)
But to answer your question, don't feel guilty! I think they *can* hold it longer if they need to. I know Gucci has been out less, even though I have the pads out, she is still waiting to go outside.
I hope you feel better!
I'd send you some healing vibes, but I am not in possession of those at the moment! lol.