Monday, January 26, 2009

You've got to be kidding me

A quick one - the baby was up all night and I'm feeling the effects. The boy is sick-sick. The poor kid insisted on sleeping on me last night, glued to my chest with sticky toddler sweat. His temperature was up to 103.6 this morning and after 4 days of big fevers, no sleep, and, as of today, no eating, I pulled a Bitchmother* and got a last-minute appointment with the doctor. Turns out he has a double ear infection - both ears - and needs antibiotics. I sure hope they kick in soon - he's already woken up twice tonight sobbing. (The Motrin/Tylenol punch doesn't seem nearly as effective at night.) I can hear him moaning in his sleep over the monitor. Ugh. Heartbreaking. OH! AND! I've been having really intense, labor-esque contractions in my stomach (for the record - not pregnant) and the doctor said that it's probably acid due to stress and that I have to lay off caffeine and booze. How the hell am I supposed to manage my stress if I can't have caffeine and booze?! It's going to be a long week...

* Totally stole this phrase from the genius Ayun Halliday. Read her and weep - with laughter. Ba-da-CHI!

4 comments:

Missy said...

Sometimes you have to be insistent with the doctor's office. Especially this time of year, when everyone has some kind of viral crap and they seem more than willing to assume over the phone that is what your child has too.

Bring on the bitch.

Tor said...

Oh no! now I'm really sorry for reassuring u that it was prolly just the MMR :( Poor fella to get the ears at the same time as that! Good on u for kicking arse when it didn't go away.

Tor said...

Oh reading again, I am hoping the ear thing only started with the pain & not eating. Before you mentioned he was still happy etc despite the high fevers, which was how my boy was. that'll make us both feel better about him not suffering needlessly.
OK I'll bugger off now.

Ali said...

M - I can whip out a can of Bitch quick when the need arises. And even sometimes when it doesn't.

T - I totally think it was the MMR reaction for the first few days, the ears are a total coincidence. We just took him in because the fever wasn't fading like it should have. (By the way, I'm stealing your word "assvice". Genius!)