My life for the last forty eight hours has been complete chaos, which throws me off balance for everything completely! Mind you I struggle with time management issues as it is. I try to plan but, then you have a situation that comes from out of left field and adds fuel to the fire and I’m all discombobulated!
With all that being said, I have missed posting twice this week first my Monday Business Buzz and then today my Wordless Wednesday. I’m behind on three design projects. I haven’t been sleeping for the last two nights. So, here’s a little history. My son has been co- sleeping with hubby and I since birth. I also breastfeed and we’re weaning slowly, he’s nursed about 50% of the time now. My son is also a night owl! Partly my fault, I don’t turn in early and he doesn’t go to sleep without mommy or daddy. We also have to watch what time he goes down for a nap during the day and how long he sleeps. If we do put him down at night, and leave. Moments later he is awake! So, this week I find myself trying to turn in early, lights out, television off etc. Monday night we are in bed in the dark and he’s singing his ABC’s, counting, and singing all his favorite songs. This went on until roughly three o’ clock in the morning, no exaggeration! I couldn’t do anything but, laugh! He finally drifted off and I fell asleep around 4:00 a.m. and then my alarm clock goes off at 7:00 a.m. Ugh! I had to be to work by 9:00 a.m. and the day was a complete struggle for me. My usual caffeine fix had no affect on me! I almost had to resort to stapling my eyelids open (just kidding). Well, you know on days like this you just want five o’ clock to hurry up and come! No such luck for me, the day seemed so dragged out. Well finally five o’ clock has arrived and I’m so ready to go home and hide in my bed, barricade my door and tell my husband I’m on strike and he and the kids have to fend for themselves! I get home and the baby is running a fever…
I have just been up for the last twenty four hours with a three hour nap in between. Okay, I get in mommy mode and I take the baby’s temperature it’s 102.7 Not good! He’s cranky, clingy and very irritable! I give him some Tylenol and hope it will take immediate effect. I re take his temp a couple of hours later and we’re at 103.6 Okay, ER here we come…
We get to the ER and there is a very long wait. After all was said and done we spent the night in the ER and were finally discharged at 4:00 a.m. Wow, I’m batting this time two days in a row! I get the instructions to follow up with our pediatrician if it doesn’t let up and if other symptoms arise. Okay, we get home and he’s still burning up. There’s nothing like the touch of an infant burning with fever that just wants to cuddle with mommy! I felt like I was hugging an iron, he was so hot! I gave him another dose of Tylenol and he finally drifts off to sleep at 6:00 a.m. His fever did go down for a moment and then returned. At 9:00 a.m. I call the doctor’s office and schedule a follow up immediately. Now, we have a new symptom to deal with diarrhea along with the fever. We get to his appointment I have all my paperwork from our ER Visit the night before. They examine him and take his temp, it’s a bit lower Thank God! They ask me if he was tested for flu at the ER, I say no. They ask me for my consent to test him for flu and I agree. All of a sudden we start getting treated like we’ve all been diagnosed with Swine Flu, SARS and The Ebola Virus! I understand the precaution that needs to be taken with the Swine Flu Pandemic being an issue! They had to get their smocks on, latex gloves and let’s not forget the masks! And, yes we were escorted out the of the rear exit when leaving (Sigh). I get his test results in 48 hours. I honestly don’t think it’s the flu. No one else in our home is sick, I’m at a loss!
This is just going to make me even worse with my germophobia and ODC. I understand that people can pass germs without showing symptoms of illness or even getting sick! That’s scary! So, this has been my life going on my third day now… Yay me! (Total Sarcasm)
Until Next Time,