Just wanted to stop in and say hello and let you know that I haven’t forgot about you. I apologize for my lack of posting and in not returning most emails. Life has been a gongshow lately!
As I mentioned right before Easter my son fell and cracked his head open/ suffered from a concussion. We then spent the next week making sure he was ok, fighting off a high fever and then enduring a complete fiasco trying to get his stitches removed as my doctor was out of town and Urgent Care was too busy to help us out.
At the same time, I just started working full-time for the first time in 2.5 years and was trying to balance being a single working mom for the very first time. K struggled in daycare crying every day for a week and not adjusting well at all. He also caught a nasty bug that he just couldn’t seem to shake but having not been in daycare before his poor immune system just wasn’t used to being around so many cooties. And, since he continues to put everything in his mouth constantly he sure has caught a lot of them!
I’m not one to medicate my child and in the past, having been a stay at home mom, we chose to stick it out and find other ways around getting over sickness. However, having green boogers, fevers on and off and overall just feeling like crap I decided I’d better take him to the doctor. The morning of the doctors visit I felt awful and got checked out too. K was diagnosed with a sinus infection and given antibiotics for it and I was diagnosed with a nasty case of Strep Throat. Not crazy about giving K drugs but feeling like he really needed them plus worried about having to take more time off from my very new job I filled the prescription.
A few days later I got a call from his daycare that he spiked a high fever and I needed to go pick him up. So off work I go again and back to the doctor. The doctor prescribes him more antibiotics telling me he’s now caught my Strep Throat. A few days pass and he isn’t getting much better. In fact he’s getting worse and now is covered with a full body rash and a fever that we can’t seem to control. Back to Urgent Care we go only to be told he never had Strep Throat and was having a severe allergic reaction to the Sulphur drugs he was on. Plus, the antibiotics compromised his immune system and he had now caught the other cooties going around the daycare.
I spent the entire weekend laying in bed with him, rubbing his back, holding him and eating popsicles in between bathing him in yogurt and trying to get the itching and fever down to a minimum. He seems to be doing better and the rash is fading slowly but now he’s struggling with an awful cough that makes him nearly throw up and an inability to sleep well or be comfortable. I am exhausted having been sleeping (well trying too anyways) on his floor for a month now and struggling to work full time and get everything else that needs to be done on top of it all.
My heart breaks for my little man but I have faith that we will get through it and that hopefully, in the near future, his immune system will get stronger and we won’t be so sick all the time. I hope to be back to blogging soon but unfortunately, I’m just not sure when that will be. Between sickness, working full time and trying to make a new start back in Canada with just the 2 of us, my plate is too full and my time, strength and patience stretched too thin. I’d appreciate any prayers or positive healing thoughts for us that you can give.
And above all I’d really like to thank you for your patience and in sticking with me through this difficult journey.
I’ll be seeing you again soon!