Monday August 7th 2008
So today was a tough day. Justin had gotten sick on Saturday with a high fever; he wouldn’t eat or drink anything. I sat up at night trying to bring his fever down with Motrin, Tylenol, cool compresses, whatever I could do make him feel better but I had no luck. I got about maybe 5 hours of sleep the entire weekend! On Sunday I decided I better take him in to Urgent Care to make sure he didn’t have strep and to just have him checked out. I get there and his fever is still a bit high and they hold him down and take a swab sample from his throat. They came back pretty quick to say he didn’t have strep which was great but that he did have a viral infection. He had no interest on eating or anything. So it’s Monday, still no food, no milk, nothing! He wouldn’t even drink pedialite. I noticed tons of saliva all over the place though. He would hold it in his mouth and just slobber everywhere. That’s how much his little throat hurt. His whole sleep schedule was off as well, no naps during the day like usual. He was taking 20 minute naps here and there throughout the day which made it hard for me to do anything! So I guess we’ll see how tonight goes and how Tuesday goes!!!
Tuesday August 8th 2008
I decided today I better take Justin in to see his pediatrician to follow up after my Urgent Care visit. I took him in and had him looked at, we did yet another swab and he said his throat was pretty raw. Poor guy. At his age he isn’t able to give him anything for the pain which is hard. All he was able to give me was Tylenol with codeine. The Dr. had told me that sometimes Codeine has the opposite effect on children. Instead of making them sleepy or groggy it hypes them up. Guess what happened with my son? Yep, he wanted to play, walk around, cry some more, avoid napping all together! That’s just my luck though! I gave him some of it throughout the day and night; he seemed to be feeling a little better. I gave him a bottle as well and when he would take it he would cry when he swallowed, I felt horrible. I wish I could have taken his pain away. He slowly drank his milk, never really felt like eating much though. Maybe tomorrow he will want to eat!!!
Wednesday August 9th 2008
HOORAY! Justin woke up this morning in a good mood, he asked for his bottle which was a great sign! We went downstairs and made a bottle and I also thought I would try and give him some applesauce. Once he saw the applesauce he got very excited, I knew my guy was back! He ate like a champ! It’s like he was never sick, he did a complete 360 and went right back to his old self. He was in a great mood and wanted to play instead of be clingy and whiny. That is so hard to deal with after a few day so fit, you just can’t handle the constant crying so to wake up to a smiling baby is a breath of fresh air. So for the rest of the day he just wanted to eat and drink his milk, he needed his energy to play! I on the other hand had seen better days. I was EXHAUSTED. I had been up for so long, through the night and all day, unable to take naps. My husband conveniently had plans like softball on Monday so I got no rest then and today I was going to let him know momma needs to sleep! I couldn’t see straight! I worked and when I finished I thought, “How did I even get through that?” It’s funny what you can do with lack of sleep isn’t it? I pushed on and waited for my husband to get home from work. When he did I think he could see the look on my face and he knew I was on my last leg. He took my son and I went to bed, my pillow was waiting for me and I couldn’t get to sleep fast enough.
Thursday August 10th 2008
I feel better today, I got some sleep and Justin was feeling a lot better to. He was all busy and wanting to play first thing in the morning. I still felt tired, I knew I need about 30 more hours of sleep to feel my best, but I know that will never happen! I decided to go ahead and take Justin to his weekly swim class, he hasn’t missed a class yet so I was glad he was healthy. We went to our class and he did great! Towards the end of the 25 minute class he started to get sleepy and I knew he would fall asleep one the car started moving. So after class I showered all the chlorine off of him and got him dressed and we headed home. He did fall asleep in the car and when we got home I put him in his crib and though “I should nap right now”, and then thought I should work instead. I decided to work as well because I wasn’t feeling tired. Why is that? Why is it that you’re tired when your kids aren’t but when they are asleep your wide awake? So frustrating! So I worked and he eventually woke up. We had lunch and played for a bit and then he was off to his gym class. He loves it. He runs around, plays and learns different things to help develop his motor skills. I love the class because he burns energy and passes out right after class. It’s worth every penny! It’s almost Friday!
Friday August 11th
It’s Friday, I made it through the week! Today I met with my personal trainer at the gym and she kicked my butt again…I love her. It felt good to work out since my week was so tiring; it gave me a burst of energy for the rest of the day. Justin was at the gym’s daycare which he loves and all the teachers there love him as well. He’s quite popular. Our day was like any other, nothing out of the ordinary. There isn’t much to write about today except for the fireworks we saw tonight. The annual Cornfest here in Brentwood has fireworks on its first night and they are very impressive. This was Justin’s first fireworks show, actually it’s his second. His first one was when he was 2 months old; he was asleep so it didn’t count! So as the fireworks started he looked very confused, he squeezed my arms really tight and I could feel his legs tightening around my waist but he didn’t look scared and he never cried. He just had the look of awe on his face, it was too cute. Nothing could take his attention off the fireworks though, not even his bottle. Today was a good day.