Thursday, May 22, 2014

Getting Back to Normal

Hi – sorry I have been a little quiet lately.  It’s been a crazy couple of days.

I have been extremely fortunate as a parent.  In the 16 months that Jillian has been on earth she has been sick zero times.  Zero.  Never a runny nose, never a fever, we are extremely blessed.  On Sunday, however, that streak ended and we ended up in the ER.  Thankfully, in the end, it was just a very high fever (104 – eek) and she is much better today, but good God, I was hysterical.  HYSTERICAL.  There is literally  nothing worse than not knowing what is wrong with your kid.  Hysterical.

So for the last couple of days, life has kind of been on hold, but now things are getting back to normal.  Although now I feel like I am coming down with something.  Yippee.

Just wanted to check in and let you know that I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth.  I will return to normal blogging activities soon! 

Hope your week is going great!!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to being a parent!!! This is just the first of many illnesses, injuries, etc that you will have to deal with. One thing we learned was not to be hysterical. The more spastic you are, the more the kids are going to think something is REALLY wrong. Even if it is, fake it. We've had many scares and ER visits with the kids:
    When Daniel was 8 weeks old, he had a 103 fever. We ended up in the ER because we were afraid of seizures. They did a full septic work up on him including a spinal tap and then sent us home. Lizzy had something called "hand foot and mouth" which is high fever and sores on the hands, feet and inside the mouth. Daniel had it too, but he only ended up with one spot on the inside of his mouth.
    Daniel broke his collar bone. ER visit
    Daniel broke his pinkie finger at the growth plate. Pinkie was literally 90 degrees from where it should be. He was crying and we put ice on it and said we were going to have the professionals look at it. Happened on a Sunday morning. ER visit.
    Daniel bit a hole in his tongue that required stitches while riding his scooter. ER visit because it late and he bit 1/2 way through the thickness of his tongue.

    Lizzy choked on a fern leaf when she was 3 weeks old. We use to have house plants and don't anymore. Somehow she got a leaf in her mouth and started to choke. I just grabbed her and flipped her over and pounded on her back until she threw it up. She was fine. I didn't freak on that one until after she was okay.
    Lizzy fell in the driveway and busted her chin. ER visit for stitches.
    Lizzy got her hand slammed in the car door. NO ER visit.

    Most recent was when Daniel got stung by a bee. Lizzy is allergic to bee stings and gets hives, so we carry an epi pen for her. Daniel got stung at a track meet and we looked at, drew a circle around the spot to see if the swelling and/or hives would get bigger. About 5 minutes later his face was swollen, he had hives all over, scratchy throat, swollen sinuses. Gave him benedryl and took him to Urgent Care. They shot him steroids and epi to bring the symptoms down. He now carries an epi pen because the next sting could result in his throat closing. Scary

    Throughout all of it, we never openly freaked out. The more calm and sometimes stern we were about getting them to the ER, the more secure they felt. Freaking out after the fact and not in front of them is perfectly acceptable.

    Being a parent is sometimes scary. Be prepared when Jillian gets into school because for the first year she will come home with every disease known to man. Then the immunities will kick in and she won't get sick as often.

    Enjoy the ride. They go from little babies to grown teens in a heartbeat. Lizzy is going to High school next year and Daniel to middle school. WOWWWW

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