March 5, 2009

Buying stock in the pink stuff

Lately I have read about a mom complaining about a sick child at least once a week. How they never sleep, and cry and whine, and good lord take this child away before I melt down. I would always think to myself, poor baby, and sort of giggle because that has never really happened to me. Yes the kids get sick, but they sleep, "lots" when they are sick. And they cry, yes, but very "minimal". Until last night...

Ben went to sleep his usual time, 7:30-8:00. Then he woke up at 11:00 screaming. He cried until 12:00. I rocked, fed, played, changed his diaper, nothing helped. He screamed until he passed back out in my arms. Then he woke again at 1:00 and it happened all over again. He screamed, I tried to feed him, change him, play with him, wrap him, lay him down...nothing. He stayed awake until 5, and then Hannah woke us up at 6:30 for school. Ben cried until 8 and passed back out in my arms until 9. At 9:30 I took his temp and it was 102.2. I called the dr and got a 10:15 appt. Ben has a right ear infection and a red throat (could it be from all the screaming?) He is on amoxicillian and FINALLY sleeping in his bed for the last 30 minutes. I will never again smile to myself when I hear another mom suffering, because I have now felt the pain, oh the pain of not sleeping all week, 2 kids with ear infections, 1 faker, so she can miss school, 3 trips to the same dr office in 4 days, and 2 trips to the pharmacy.

Next week we will be the healthiest family out there, because all of us will be on antibiotics :)


  1. Had to laugh at the 1 faker...I have Spring Fever and want to miss school too!

  2. Oh Girl....I can't even imagine how sleep deprived you are...just imagine if you had to function in the office on top of that!!

  3. Anonymous3/06/2009

    I'm with Lori, had to LOL at the faker! Gotta love a smart girl! GET HEALTHY!