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RSV, Part Two.

*sigh*

We took all three girls back to the doctor yesterday for a follow-up apointment. Junie & Mags are doing better however the fluid in Junie’s ears have developed into an infection. She’s still on antibiotics from the RSV so the doctor said to call her in a week (or later this week) if it looks like it hasn’t gone away. Both big girls need to continue with the breathing treatments this week but now only twice  day.

My poor Snowdrop is still really sick. While the breathing treatments have helped her breathe, her cough is still pretty bad. So they did a nebulizer treatment in the office and it helped her a little bit. She’s also got the beginnings of an ear infection. (WTF. I thought breastfeeding was supposed to help against these things…) So the doctor put her on amoxicillian and nebulizer treatments. We bought the nebulizer (why not! there’s a good chance we’ll end up needing it some day down the road for another kid, right? The mask came with eyeball stickers. I have no comment about that. I’m just weirded out.) and needless to say, she really HATES it. Screamed the entire first session at home. It was awful. She gets the nebulizer every four hours. It doesn’t take long, ten or fifteen minutes, but it seems like a lifetime when your 3 month old is upset and incosolable.

I feel like such a terrible mom for taking her out of the house. If I had left her, and her sisters, home instead of dragging them to church – or if I had been a mean mom and said no to pony rides at the circus, they might not be sick. It drives me crazy. Yeah, I know that it’s good for them to get sick so they build up immunities to stuff but… it’s just so terrible to watch your children be sick. It’s the worst. Especially with something like RSV that can be so dangerous to a very young baby. And I’m also really grossed out by other people’s germs, the tranfer of germs from person to person, and people’s general hygeine habits. YUCK. This experience is no good for my general germ-a-phobe habits & fears. I’m afraid this Fall/Winter I won’t let the kids out from September until May. 😉

Snowdrop goes back next week for another followup, unless she gets any worse or doesn’t improve in which case we bring her straight to the hospital afterhours or to the office during the daytime. And both big girls go back next month for an Ear Checkup. I’m debating scheduling the big girls on a different day than Snowdrop because she (Snowdrop) will need her 4 month checkup next month, likely in addition to a followup appointment from this RSV crap.

*sigh*

In happier news, Junie & Mags have become OBSESSED with “Mon-ter Movie” (translation: Monster Movie aka Monsters, Inc.). They want to watch it every day -which is fine with me. I find it to be funny (“We’re rehearsing for a new play, yeah, Put that thing back where it came from or so help me!”) and it’s quite enjoyable to watch them watching the movie and seeing their reactions. I love it when they laugh.

Mags just informed me that she “Wants a baby”. I told her to go get her baby dolly, I’m not ready to be a grandmother yet.

*SIGH*

I can’t wait for all the sickness to go away so we can have some fun!

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Of course. Someone is sick.

Of course this would happen.

So on Wednesday when I picked the girls up from Grandma’s house (my MIL), I couldn’t help but notice the dry cough she (my MIL) seemed to have. I ignored it and got out of there as soon as possible.

Sure enough Thursday I felt a little scratchy in my throat. Friday, I noticed a dry cough from myself every now and then. Today, I’ve really noticed that I’ve developed a dry cough.

I checked my voicemails and sure enough I’ve got one from my MIL asking me to have Hubby call her. Sure as my hair is red, she’s sick. Can hardly speak long enough to ask me to have him call her. She is prone to getting laryngitis (spelling?) a few times a year. Last time she had it, she claimed it wasn’t contagious and that she couldn’t pass it on to anyone. Of course, immediately following that I became sick and it lasted for nearly THREE MONTHS. I’m pissed because after 53 years of getting this laryngitis thing… she should really be able to recognize the symptoms by now! ARGH!!! So I hope this dry cough of mine doesn’t develop any further. I’m due in two weeks and I really, really, really, really, REALLY can’t afford to get sick at this point. Seriously. I need to be in excellent health so I can have be an involved laborer, establish breastfeeding so I can actually do it this time around, and more or less – NOT BE SICK. Why couldn’t she just tell us she was sick??? I really HATE when people put my family’s health at risk. REALLY HATE. It’s becoming more of a pet peeve lately than spelling/grammar mistakes. ARGHHHHHHHH.

So now I’m in a scramble to develop a list of emergency care takers in case I go into labor before she’s not sick anymore…. this could not be worse timed, right? On top of it, I had told them a couple weeks ago that yes, we’d be attending Christmas Eve so long as no one was sick… guess we won’t be going to Christmas Eve this year – I just wish it was someone other than my MIL that was preventing us from being there. I hate that it makes me feel like a bad daughter-in-law… but she knows my feelings on us being around sick people. I am dreading the phone call in which I need to tell her that we won’t be there. Maybe I’ll make Hubby tell her.

*le sigh* Now I’m really hoping Snowdrop doesn’t come until 2010 – so hopefully by then my MIL will not be sick anymore and we won’t have to scramble for someone to watch our two year old twins while I’m in labor – yeah, cause there’s a lot of people just itching to be in on THAT call list. LOL… we’re so screwed.

At least I got my Christmas Cards sent out today! Go Me!! 🙂

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Nursery is… finished? And I’m worried about Christmas Eve…

So… the roofers are coming some time next week – YAY!!! If you missed that part of our lives, you can catch up by clicking here. Once they come and fix the roof, then we can fix the ceiling in the nursery & be done with it!

Other than the roof/ceiling issue, and needing to paint the bathroom up there – the nursery is finished!!! Whoohoo!!!! We hung up the alphabet wall cards I bought off of Ebay – they look like this but because I got them on Ebay -> it cost me WAY LESS than what other websites were selling them for. Go me! 🙂 Juniper & Magnolia have the same alphabet cards in their room… I hesitated for a while about buying the same thing for Snowdrop’s nursery – but I looked and looked and couldn’t find alphabet cards that fit the room, or that I loved so much. So…. they all have the same alphabet in their rooms. Which, I guess is kind of nice in a way. It ties them all together? Anyways…

SO we hung up the alphabet cards, I’ve washed all the blankets, all the newborn to 3 month clothes, put all the clothes away in the dresser… what else… I’ve pretty much done everything I need to do before she arrives. She’s not coming any time soon is what I’m thinking. Now, if I hadn’t done any of these things yet – I’m pretty sure she would have been here weeks ago. Isn’t that how it works?

I kept going back and forth about her “take-home” outfit – it’s important to me to have this ready this time because last time we had to take the girls home in their hospital commissioned undershirts. We had forgotten to bring their take-home outfits when we came back to pick them up – so I don’t want to screw that up this time! 🙂 So I had gone back & forth about what to put her in. It’s cold out. She needed a cozy outfit. I settled on a pair of these fleecy pink pants (that J & M had never gotten around to wearing as newborns…) and an alphabet onesie (I’m not obsessed with the alphabet, I swear). The onesie is short-sleeved, so she’d need to wear a long-sleeved white onesie underneath (how very ‘skater’ of her). I wasn’t totally crazy about this but figured it would work. I went back and forth. Back and forth. I put a sleeper with footies in the bag just in case I changed my mind at the hospital about the take-home outfit. It’s cute. One of my favorites from when the girls were born… neutral yellows and greens with stars and a giraffe on it. Cute. Not… the greatest for bringing home my third little girl. I’m really NOT a pink kind of girl. I prefer greens and purples on my daughters… but something was just not girly enough for me in these other outfits I picked. SO. I was at Target last night and they had a three pack of long-sleeved onesies. Two of the three were pink (one hot, one soft) but the third was a perfect green with little flowers on it – not super girly, but girly enough to not make me gag. So I bought them. I figure I can use the other two long-sleeved onesies for a month or so, and it being Winter, it’ll be nice to have some long-sleeves that aren’t just plain undershirt white. SO, she’ll wear the green long-sleeved onesie with the pink pants and probably fuzzy white socks. (I packed three pairs of socks in the bag… I’m terrible at packing light.)

I’m so boring. Sorry if the above bored you. *sigh*… The ramblings of this pregnancy are beginning to drive me nuts.

Moving on… Christmas is coming!

I’ve never been a huge fan of “opening presents’ so Christmas has never been SUPER delightful for me. I want to be a movie star (yes, still haven’t given up that dream yet!) but I can’t open presents in front of people without feeling strange? Call me weird. I do! 🙂

So Christmas Eve we’ll be heading to Hubby’s parents’ house for dinner and festivities. There will be lots of family there. Some are flying in… on planes… with germy people. Some work in hospitals… with germy people. Some are just plain weird and don’t practice good hygeine… and others, well. Others have really undisciplined boys.

I’m totally worried we’re going to catch a cold, the flu, etc. I KNOW I’ll walk away with a headache from the “naughty boys”. Of course, I’ll request that no one kisses myself, or the girls. I don’t want germs unncessarily spread. I know, I know – I’m a germaphobe. I’ve admitted it before. At this stage in the game, my due date is SO CLOSE, I really can’t afford to get sick – nor can I afford for my children to get sick.

I feel like a nutso having to request people not to get too close – but I’m SO WORRIED that someone is going to be sick on Christmas Eve… and still choose to attend the festivities because, well, it’s Christmas! The worst would be if we arrived and I had to tell Hubby to help me pack up the kids back into the car so we could go home. I’d hate to be a party-pooper, and I’d hate the idea that everyone would talk about us after we left, and etc etc etc.

I don’t know what else to say about this, other than I’m aprehensive about the whole thing.

*le sigh*

And our TV broke (the picture completely went out, we still have sound but no picture). This is not a huge deal. I think the most annoying thing is that the girls don’t totally understand that it’s “broken”. I don’t mind not watching TV. It’s refreshing.

And in happier news, we finally found sconces (on Ebay!) and hung them in the main room – so my early 90’s UGLY MOTHER-F*ING sconces are gone! YAY! AND AND AND we also found a mailbox (on Ebay! for 99 cents!! 15 bucks in shipping but whatever, it was still a fabulous deal) that is big and looks fantastic on the side of our house. I’m so happy.

Now if I could just have this baby tonight so we can be home by Wednesday and not have to attend Christmas Eve with the naughty boys… 🙂

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