Saturday, April 11, 2009

So that's why you're so fussy!

Today Avery ran fever pretty much all day, even though I was rotating Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours, per Dr. K. She took a really long nap and I checked on her and she was burning up with fever, I took it and it registered 104.0. The highest fever she has ever had. I freaked out just a little bit, made a few phone calls, and decided to go the after hours clinic. We made it just as they were taking their last patients. Avery has an ear infection. Her first ear infection. She also has some upper respiratory stuff going on. The NP prescribed antibiotics, a shot of steriods, ear drops and to continue breathing treatments and Tylenol/Motrin every 3 hours. She is sleeping now but still burning up with fever and breathing really hard. 

I'm sure you've caught on that I haven't been a happy camper this week. I have been throwing a week long pity party. And I'm sorry. I am done with feeling sorry for us. We are blessed beyond belief. There are a thousand situations that could be worse than ours. So I'm going to put my big girl panties on and deal with it - all of it - daycare, sickness, guilt and all! And, as Charlie would say, "Everything always works out." It must be nice to be so simple minded!

We will still have a nice Easter tomorrow. I'm going to attempt to teach Avery how to put her eggs in the basket. And we will open her Easter baskets (I can't fit it all in one!) And we are having a wonderful Easter dinner - Chicken strips and Curly Q's, per my husband's request. I figure, why fight him on it, cooking a ham sounds like a lot more trouble! As always, God has worked it out for us - next week just happens to be the week my grandparents will be in town and my babysitter is on Spring Break. Avery will probably not be in daycare at all next week. 

Take time out to enjoy the holiday tomorrow, thank God for Easter and all that it means. Thank you Jesus for the sacrifice you made. Thank you to my faithful blog readers who read through my many griping sessions for the last week and left many sweet and encouraging comments.  Shame on me for not posting pictures, today just seems to have slipped of Easter Basket Opening tomorrow, I promise! I think it's our bedtime now....good night! :)

1 comment:

Beth E. said...

Sounds like a plan to me! The best memories we have in our family our when we did the least...just enjoyed being with one another, "keeping it simple." One thing I have learned over the years as a parent is that my kids don't want THINGS. They want ME. They want their DAD. They want us to spend some time with them. That's it! That's what memories are made of. :o)

I got a chuckle out of your comment about putting on your big girl panties...cute expression!

Praying for little Avery. Our youngest son used to get horrible ear infections. They were so painful for him. It always broke my heart that I couldn't take away that pain for him. Hoping tomorrow's a better day for her AND you.