Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bad Two Weeks

This post is entirely personal, we all need those every once in awhile don't we! I am exhausted, like can't keep my eyes open in the middle of the day kind of exhausted. At first I was thinking, why am I so tired I am falling asleep during recess. Then I thought about my last two weeks and I guess it makes sense.
My basic life involves waking up several times a night since I have a 4 month old that still eats every 3 hours and a 2 year old that just moved to a toddler bed. Then two Mondays ago I woke up with a sore throat and congestion. Tuesday I woke up and it moved into my chest. I have lovely respiratory problems anyway so I took the day off and went to the doctor. I had walking pneumonia. Yay for me! I take Tuesday and Wednesday off to rest, which means wonderful babysitter still comes to work! Thursday I take my still coughing self back to work. I 10:00 babysitter calls. Little man has a fever of 102. I take 1/2 day from work and take him to the doctor. Doctor says ears are clear, did you hear that EARS ARE CLEAR! It must be viral. So I take him home and rotate ibuprofen and Tylenol all day Thursday and Friday. Friday night he still has a fever over 100. Saturday I take him into the weekend clinic and our pediatrician is on duty (thank goodness because she isn't who we saw on Thursday). She looks in his ears and says Oh My! These are AWFUL. He has DOUBLE ear infections!!!!! This time we get antibiotic and continue rotating ibuprofen and Tylenol. Sunday he wakes up from his nap SCREAMING. I try everything I know to soothe him, for an hour. I call the nurse on call who tells me I haven't given the antibiotic enough time to work. I politely inform her I don't think he should be better I just don't think he should be in this much pain and they should do something better. 4 hours later, after a lot of angry talking and some crying, little man still screaming I manage to get them to call in numbing drops for him. 30 seconds after getting them he is FINE! Through all of this with little man I am still coughing! We have a couple more sleepless nights related to ears but things were finally looking better.

Then on Thursday night I lay sissy down for a diaper change and she can't breathe. My heart stopped. I screamed for my husband and grabbed her up to me and she was breathing fine. We call the nurse on call (they just love me you know!) and they tell me take her to the childrens hospital but to remain calm and drive slow it is raining and she will be sitting up in her car seat (I wonder if they have my picture up with hysterical momma under it!). So little man goes for a sleep over at my in laws and we drive 30 minutes to the children's hospital. There sissy is agreeable and does it for the doctors. Turns out she is breathing its just really shallow. It is all because she is congested and when she lays down it drains and cause little blocks in her airway. She is fine, we can go home, we just need to use that bulb syringe on her before bed and meals. So 30 minutes back home and it's 1:00. Not to mention I was going to lay awake all night and stare at her chest! So I wonder why I am exhausted.

Today I think we will just lay around and rest, of course little man and sissy were both up at 6:30!

I am so ready for spring break. On an upside I have joined a C25K group with some friends and I have completed one full week and have lost 2 pounds!!!

Sooty for such a long ranting post, but I just had to get it out!

1 comment:

Literacy Teacher said...

They say, "when it rains, it pours!" Hope the family is on the mend.. as well as you!

I type this and cough at the same time! I am up late with my own cough/cold... Asthma and students never mix well!