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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sick...Again...le sigh...

Yeah, this is not so much fun.  Just in case you were wondering.  I'll have to tell this one to you short and sweet as I'm literally running on empty as I type...

The last time I slept really good?  Last Thursday...

Symptoms of said sick child?  Cough, mucus, rattle in the chest...and then today, fever

Number of trips to the doctor?  One

Number of calls to the nurse to make sure that I'm putting the right medicine in the nebulizer in the past week?  I really am too embarrassed to admit...see the answer to the first question though, that might shed some light on why there might have been more than one call...

Official diagnosis?  Full blown ear infection on the right side, and building up to a good one in the left ear.

sigh...

So I'm tired.  He's tired.  He's cranky and fussy, which in turn makes me cranky and fussy.  I would really like to inject the antibiotic straight into his bloodstream or ear canal (whichever would be the most effective) to get him well and sleeping again.  And back in day care.  LOL! 

Then I hear how whiny I sound.  An ear infection?  That's nothing to be so upset over.  Yes, he's been sick a lot in the past three months, but we ARE in the cold/flu season and we've so far managed to avoid bigger, nastier diseases and ailments.  By that line of reasoning, I should be thankful that he's got an ear infection only and that it's not something worse. 

And then he starts fussing again and it's really hard to say "thank you"...hopefully he'll be better tomorrow or the next day and I'll be back soon!

2 comments:

Pamela Hutchins said...

It's okay, you're allowed to get whiney when you haven't slept regularly in 3 months. Have you ever seen the studies on sleep deprivation and the brain, not to mention mood and motor function? Seriously, and I hope he doesn't google my name and find/read this comment, my husband because full-blown insane after a few nights without sleep. I'll spare you the details.

Sympathy/empathy/wishes for an end to sickness soon ...

The Hudack Family said...

Well I guess now I know where you've been. I'm so sorry he's sick again and you aren't getting any sleep. I hope it starts to get better soon :)