I absolutely hate seeing may baby sick. I am sure many parents can relate to that feeling. Generally I try to stay away from the “hate” word, but in this situation there is no better word.
Currently Kenzy is battling a double ear infection accompanied by a horrible cough and uncontrollable congestion! I know – I know, kids get ear infections all the time, a cough is nothing. But just knowing my little lady is battling something hurts my heart. Especially since I cant do anything to fix it.
Kenzy is a Happy toddler! I would have never known she didn’t feel good had she not had a fever of 102 over the weekend. (And yes, I am one of those mamas who hops in the car and races to the ER when it comes to fevers.) However this time I played it cool. I remembered my steps. So I gave her some Motrin & we got out the brain juice (water) and snuggled on the couch. About 30mins later the fever had broke to 99.8 and within about an hour it was gone. But its like that fever brought on a wave of other symptoms.
I don’t pay much attention to a little stuffiness. Here is Texas its winter, summer, spring, and fall all in 1 week, so I expect her allergies to be affected; mine usually are as well. But after that fever the congestion became 10 times worse, the drainage was thicker & there was a cough.
Oh that cough!
Saturday night I break out the nose saline, Nose Frida (which I absolutely love) and the humidifier! I want to make her as comfortable as possible. Saturday night went okay; there wasn’t too many middle of the night cries and quick nose suctions! However Sunday night was a completely different story. Every time she was good and sleep it seemed like her nose decided to play evil tricks and wake her up with a spasm of coughs until she threw up. This night I could defiantly tell she didn’t feel good. She was crying nonstop & clinging on to me for dear life; but as soon as I would hold her she would flip out like she didn’t want to be help. Yes, Sunday night was rough.
After multiple nose cleaning attempts, a lot of water (to break up that mucous) and hugs and kisses, I finally got her good and settled about 3am.
This created the 1st morning she wasn’t up before me. I had to wake her! I had to dress her while she was sleeping. This really hurt my heart how tired my baby was.
I called her Doctor as soon as they opened, 7:30am! They were able to squeeze us in that afternoon. Around 3:30 that day her dad calls me and tells me Double ear infection (which she just had one 4 weeks ago) and she has to start a breathing treatment.
I know you may feel I am over reacting, but it really sucks when there is something wrong with your child. You try and protect you child from physical harm, the “mean” kids at school, but we also try and protect our children from getting sick.
After I am done feeling shitty about Kenzy having another ear infection; I call the pharmacy to get an estimate on when the prescriptions will be filled.
The response I get “I am sorry we do not have a prescription for her.”
I don’t flip out. I understand mix ups happen. So I call every pharmacy I have used in my town to see if her prescription was sent there. Only to be told, “I am sorry we do not have a prescription for her.”
So now I have gotten upset! I called her doctor, and I got the after hours line. I spent from 5pm-9pm trying to get her medications Monday night and no one could help me. How could people be so unhelpful about medications for a sick child. I understand her situation may not be severe, but in my eyes I would have to disagree!
So Monday night consisted of the same regimens – nose saline, nose frida, and humidifier. I didn’t receive any different results; she had a very rough night!
Tuesday morning, 7:35 sharp, I left a very detailed message with the doctors office. I was not rude, I was able to suppress my anger! The prescriptions where magically sent to the correct pharmacy; only for the pharmacy to tell me that there is a hold on the solution for the Nebulizer and her primary and secondary insurance will not cover the Nebulizer cost. The only thing the pharmacy has that I can pick up is the antibiotics for the ear infection!
Did I flip my shit?! No…haha I didn’t! I had to “whoosaa,” but I was okay!
I tried to remain positive and think at least her antibiotics is in. I can at least start her on that today.
So currently I am at work trying to WORK and figure out what place will accept her insurance, if they accept her insurance will I receive the Nebulizer the same day or if I need to just pay cash and avoid all this extra mess! Either way I need to be sure she has all her medications today!!
This situation + the lovely weather (its 50 degrees and raining cows and horses btw.) = the best morning I have had in a while.
(Fake smiles, with my head cocked to the side, my eyes bucked open and hair falling out.)
So how is your morning!?