Let me just say that the past 7 days has been a very rocky road for me as mom. I feel completely drained physically, emotionally and mentally. It all started with a trip to the emergency room with Moo on last Friday while vising with my mom. Since, then we have been in and out of the hospital and pediatrician's office. We started out with a mis-diagnosis at the first emergency room.
That then led to an almost 48 stay at another two hospitals. Sunday we found ourselves in the emergency room yet again when Moo developed this funky cough and still had a high fever. Well, Monday it was discovered that she had an ear infection. Tuesday and Wednesday the vomiting started and yesterday we stopped eating what little bit we were already eating. And today we found out that her cough has turned into viral pneumonia.
As if that's not enough, her wheezing is back and her oxygen level is on the low side. I feel like neither of us can get a break. I even missed my scheduled OB appointment this week because I overslept!! It feels horrible knowing that there's not much we can do expect wait for Moo to get better. No mother wants to see her child in pain.
It seems like we have these spells where she feels ok for a little while then she's back to feeling down right horrible. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and praying that this mini pharmacy I now have in my purse works to help her get well really soon because we can't take another stay in the hospital.
Oh and the icing on the this awful cake is that her allergy test results came back and it turns out she's allergic to foods we didn't even know she was allergic too. So, it's no wonder she's been having these completely random eczema and hive outbreaks. Plus, we'll pretty much never be able to have carpet because the allergens and dust mites that live in carpet and other upholstery is very bad for her. In fact, that was her number one allergy.
This means that we will be looking for new couches soon, putting allergen covers on all our pillows and mattresses. It also means a higher water bill because her clothes and the bedcovers have to be washed in hot water now and we need to switch laundry detergents. Also, we're looking into buying a steam vac so that we can steam the mattresses and throw pillows at least once a month.
It's curve balls like these that you won't read about in those glossy mom magazines or what to expect pregnancy books. Just know that with children anything can happen. You really have to be dedicated and serious about your dive into parenthood!! It is not for the faint of heart or easily discouraged.
Thanks again to everyone who has been sending prayers and words or encouragement. They have meant a lot! Hope that you all have been having a much better week than we have!