Friday, October 05, 2007

Got Ethan to the doctor, anyway...

His diagnosis: Pneumonia. This is REALLY cutting into -pardon the pun :)- my crafting time, people! Isn't there some fabulous, germ-free resort that Calgon can take me away to? Please, Calgon-I'm begging you!

*To the people I owe swaps to: I promise you I have NOT forgotton! Some are even all ready to go, but I'm trying to finish up the 'Four Seasons Fall Quilt' and keep thinking, "It'll be done today, then I'll mail them all at once", but...sick children and breathing treatments aren't helping any. Which reminds me...apparently, puberty can bring back all that asthma that has been lying dormant in Allison's lungs for a while, so she's been needing breathing treatments lately. Now, with Ethan's pneumonia, he definitely needs them. All these years, we've been able to walk into the pharmacy and pick up the new tubing or masks anytime we need them...which Steven attempted to do yesterday, since I don't want Allison's weakened, pneumonia prone lungs sharing tubing and a mask with Ethan, and now we have to have a prescription! Of course, the doctor's office is closed at that point, so there goes something else I have to take care of today. And why didn't the doctor know that we needed a prescription for that anyway? You certainly don't want to make it easy on a parent with a sick child, do you? Ay yi yi!

I guess if I have to go out for that, that means I'll have to take a shower today. Seeing how I haven't had one since Tuesday, it's probably warrented anyhow.

*QUICK POLL: I can't be the only one who sometimes, not often, but sometimes, doesn't get to take showers when you or your kids are sick, or ends up in the fetal position on the kitchen floor crying because the very last straw just dropped. If you don't, lie to me and say you do anyway! lol! Do these things happen to most parents? It's not just me, is it???

9 comments:

blop said...

You poor baby...fetal postion is hard to drink from....you definately need lots of shots..tequila, that is!
Sorry to hear about the icky state of your house and you and the kiddos...you all need to run away!
I wish you all get well quickly!

Jeanne said...

No I rasied 7 and this to will pass. But there are some days that you wish the world would go away and you could just sleep till everything is better.

Anonymous said...

No, not just you. Something that has really helped me is opmom.com. It really helps me to organize my life and even get in a shower. ;)

GreenishLady said...

Oh, I hope everything and everyone will be well again soon, but in the meantime, if you can't get in the shower, a "baby-wipe" shower is a passable substitute. Freshens you up a little, at any rate.

BEELICIOUS said...

Hope everyone is feeling a Little better! As a Homeschooling Mom-I have had those Fetal position days!! My therapy is Retail therapy! Just the other day I called my DH at work & said, "When You get home I am Outta here!) :O) I ended up at Joanns & bought lots of Yummy fabric!(felt much better too)
When you get to feeling better-Check out my blog! Tag! You're it!(if you feel up to it)

VisualVotary said...

Ha! I definitely do that, and seriously, I don't have kids!! :)
But it'll pass, like everything, just hang in there!!!

vicci said...

No Sweetie...it just is not you...I hope the kids feel better soon...it's not fun having sick kids....poor babies!

Lauri said...

Blop-you're right!

Thanks everyone! It's always good to know you aren't the only one. But you know what...it's all my MOM'S fault! She set my standards too high! rofl!!!

*You know I'm kidding, right mom? Well, you DID set some awfully high standards though! ; )

Kate said...

No you're not the only one - crying on the floor can happens around here too!