Posted by: amamasblog | January 25, 2008

When it Rains it Pours- Part II

Ryan had a bad night (bad for him, but not so bad for me, compared to Cole’s bad nights).  He woke up every hour, crying but I was able to soothe him back to sleep.  While he was doing this, I didn’t figure there was much sense in me going to bed- it is easier for me to deal when I am not pried awake from the dead of sleep by a child’s crying, to try to comfort him.  After Ryan stayed asleep for more than an hour, I finally went to bed, around 2am.

I had already decided I was not going to take the boys to music class this morning.  The boys woke up around 8, and played and I rested on the couch, because I woke up with a sore throat, headache, and stuffy nose.  Cole didn’t seem to be much better so I called our doctor, only to hear the message say they were out of the office until Monday.  I called the on call doctor paging service, and the phone just rang, and rang, and rang.  I let it ring 30 times, before I hung up.  I thought maybe it sends my number to them, and I’ll get a call back.  No such luck.  First time that has ever happened, where a doctor’s paging service doesn’t work- why am I not surprised?   I debated if they really needed to see the doctor or not.

Cole was getting fussier and fussier and finally around 2pm, Joe came home.  But, he caught a cold and now he is sick too.  Just my luck!  Right after lunch, Ryan started crying and said his ear hurt, way down deep.  That was it.  I told Joe we were taking the boys to the urgent care center, to see what was going on with them.

Fortunately, we didn’t have to wait very long, and after a thorough exam, the doctor told us neither boy had an ear or sinus infection.  She said it was a viral infection that had to run its course, and unless we were going on day 10, (please don’t let this last for 10 days), or they took a turn for the worse, the only thing we could do, was give them plenty of rest, and fluids.  I specifically asked her to err on the side of caution with Cole, since he had that croup two months ago, and she said his lungs sounded great.  So at least I know that junk isn’t settling into Cole’s lungs.

We came home and we all took naps.  I made the boys some dinner, and then went to get the big bowl of salad I keep on hand for Joe and I, and of course, it was all spoiled.  So I went to Panda Express to get take-out.  Not the most nutritious thing in the world to eat, but I guess once won’t kill us.

At least we made it through the day. I hope the boys sleep better tonight, and after four nights, of just dozing, I can get a decent night sleep.  At this point, I’d take 2 or 3 hours, uninterrupted. 

 Hopefully, things will be better in the morning. 



  1. Did you get some sleep? I think that’s ridiculous about your doctor…unacceptable for the amount of $$$ that they make. In any other profession if you weren’t “there” when your client needed you, you’d get fired or reprimanded or something. Especially if the client had to go somewhere else and pay $100’s for it!!

    Anyway, I hope you got some sleep. Hang in there…the spring is on its way and as Maelin’s doctor says…’just get her through the winter…”

  2. (((HUGS)))) to you. I am so sorry! I agree – unacceptable on the part of your doctor!

    There is some nasty stuff going around. S’s preschool has been cycling through it and Q had a croupy cough last night but isn’t very sick. What a miserable year!!

    Feel better soon!

  3. Thanks guys. Cole woke up at 1am, and went back to sleep at 4:30. I woke up feeling awful- aches, sorethroat- but I slept in, (thanks to Joe), and am trying to take it easy. Ryan seems like he is better than yesterday, and Cole does too. Joe took Ryan to his parents house to play, so hopefully I can get Cole and myself down for a nap soon.

  4. Sorry you’re sick now too! Get some hard-earned rest and feel better soon!

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