Last Thursday, Lboy woke up running a fever, was extremely congested, & just didn’t feel good all around.
He ran a fever Thursday-Saturday. On Sunday, we woke up with no fever & Todd & I thought that it was going to be smooth sailing from there. Apparently, we were wrong.
Around 11 am on Sunday morning, Lboy starting screaming. I mean, red in the face, tears streaming, & couldn’t catch his breath screaming. Nothing could calm him down! Finally, at 3, I took him for a drive. He screamed for about 10 minutes, passed out, & then woke up two hours later…and he was…you guessed it…screaming!
We put him to bed at 7 like we usually do & by 3 am he was awake…screaming…again. I got up with him, let Todd sleep since he had to be at work in four hours, grabbed my pillows, & a blanket. I turned on cartoons on Netflix, hit the couch, & just laid there in a zombie-like state.
Sometimes I would nod off & wouldn’t realize that an episode of Lboy’s fav cartoon ran out & he would throw a lego at my head (and they hit me square on the forehead every.single.time–who knew a toddler had aim?!) and would shout “UH-OH! UH-OH!” That was my cue to turn on a new episode.
After two and a half hours of having legos thrown at my head every 30 minutes, Lboy FINALLY passed out.
By 8:00 he was awake.
Needless to say we were at the doctor by 11 in the morning. But the doctor had no idea what was going on, but gave us an antibiotic just in case there was something he missed. The doctor was completely overwhelmed with the screaming & was trying to do whatever he could to ease Lboy’s obvious pain.
Yesterday, Lboy woke up on the mend, but Todd & I woke up sick.
Thus the reason there have been no posts from me (other than my feature on Monday) since Thursday.
Seeing your child sick breaks your heart into a million pieces. You physically ache for them & would give anything to be the one sick. It completely wears you out & it’s exhausting.
But, I think the hardest thing about being a parent is when you are the one sick.
Before becoming a mom I would just crawl into my bed, down some Nyquil & not resurface again until I was well. These days, I have someone who relies on me to feed him, dress him, change him, & play with him regardless of how I’m feeling.
Fortunately, I know it won’t last forever! But today, I really wish that quote up there wasn’t true.
I’m half way tempted to drive the 3 hours it takes to get to my mom’s house, because quite frankly, I may be 27, have a mortgage, a family, but I don’t feel well, and I want my mommy! [insert picture of me with a whiny face]
YES! Having no sick days is not anything remotely close to fun. And I'm thrilled to have a title to it now, "vacationless class" because that's beyond true. (Not just no sick days…it puts words to why after a Family Vacation, no matter how much fun had, I feel like I need an actual vacation!)
And you're are oh so right about seeing your sweet kidlet in obvious pain…it just makes your heart creak and crumble and break.
So, on both accounts, sending you cyber (((HUGS)))…I think you deserve them!! Hope this bug runs its course really fast! :>
Tatter Scoops says
Oh you poor thing! Get better soon, Kate. Glad to hear Lboy is getting better but you are right it's like triple harder to function when you are the one that is sick. 🙁 Too bad as mommies we doesn't get to call in sick right? Sending you lots of healing vibes!
Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds says
It would be nice to have help close. My mommy is an hour away. Hope you guys are feeling better soon!
Unpolished Parenting says
Glad he is feeling better and hope you recover soon! This happened to us back in December, first Beaner got sick, then it was my turn. You hit the nail on the head – I wanted to take her sickness away from her so she'd feel better and when I got sick I couldn't just sleep it off so it made the process a little long and rough.
So sorry 🙁 I hope you get better ASAP.
Look on the bright side… the Lego story makes for a great anecdote later on 🙂
Ashley Marie says
Oh no! Hope you all feel better soon. I'm totally with you on wanting my mommy when I'm sick.
Stopping by from STIS 🙂 Cute blog!
"Vacationless Class…" I like that. Been there. I was really sick one afternoon and nodding off on the couch when I felt my darling 2 year old daughter covering me up with her blanky. Didn't last long though. Her 1 year old sister started crying and then it was time for lunch.
Hello! I'm Kate. says
It totally stinks doesn't it?!!!
Hello! I'm Kate. says
@gringationcancun I know! I've told so many people that story and they just crack up every time. It's pretty funny! And I'll admit, it was pretty funny!
I so here you and feel for you girl. I went through hell last week with both girls being sick along with the hubs as well. It wasn't fun nor pretty!
How's your head? Lego can really hurt!
Hello! I'm Kate. says
haha! The head is fine and legos do hurt bad! Especially when you step on them!!!!
I'm so sorry he had something the doc didn't even know about! At least it passed quickly.