Wednesday, January 10, 2007

What a week! And it's barely Tuesday? - No wait, it is now early Wednesday!

I knew this week was going to be a rough. Karl had to go to Phoenix for the week and I'm THE parent. Jessica is having a lot of pain and breathing issues tonight so I'm up with her and I will have to get up at 7:00am to get the boys off to school. Austin can walk to school because it is close enough but I have to drive Brandon. I took Jessica to our support group, Tu Nidito, yesterday evening and I guess it wore her out. It wore me out too! But it was worth it. Jess had such a good time and she hasn't been out of the house in quite awhile. I was up pretty late last night, had to get up and drive boys to school early this morning and just as I was about to walk out the door, Jessica got up. As a treat I brought home pancakes and bacon from McDonald's for her and she finally went back to sleep at about 10am... then I crawled back to bed and was woken up several times by the phone and finally it was time for me to go out to pick up kids from school, go grocery shopping while Jessica's aide was here and I pretty much over-did it myself. I had hurt my back - pulled a muscle - over the weekend and have been in pain. OUCH.

I thought I had gotten Jessica all settled into bed awhile ago and told her I needed to go have a hot shower to help my back feel better. Well, before I was able to have my shower she was at my door crying from pain. I helped her back to bed and gave her some morphine. It was time for her to have her carafate (for her gastritis and ulcers) so I gave it to her. (I just hope the meds don't cancel each other out. I didn't want to give her morphine on an empty stomach but the carafate has to be given on an empty stomach.) Then Jess started crying about how it's hard on her for daddy to be gone. I tried to cheer her up by telling her that daddy will be home in 3 days... but since it was after midnight we could consider today to be Wednesday so now daddy will be back in just 2 days! She didn't fall for that and wanted us to have a special prayer. She was just sobbing by this point. I said that we should also have a prayer to help her be calm. So she decided to say the prayer for her dad to be safe and wanted me to say a prayer for her. (I guess she wanted two separate prayers) I prayed that her heart would be filled with comfort and love... that she would be able to rest and feel better and that her pain would subside. After calming down and being comforted by the prayers she was coughing and asked for another breathing treatment. I thought it might be too soon since her last one and got her tucked into bed. I went and had my hot shower only to come out and hear her still doing some coughing and clearing her throat like she does when she is having some difficulty breathing. I gave her a breathing treatment and now since it has been over an hour since taking her carafate she is eating a bagel. Now she wants more to eat. lol... I told her one more snack and that's it. It's after 2:00am and I have to be up at 5. I have to take Brandon and Austin to doctor's appointments tomorrow afternoon (when Jessica's aide is here), then a new Creative Memories customer is coming over to look at a new digital storybook made through CM, and I have another group thing to go to in the evening. Calgon, take me away!!

3 comments:

Terri said...

Hang in there girl...
it's got to be tough...
I really can't ever complain...
I only have one little person to take care of...
(for now, that is :-)
You are a bizzy girl... I don't know how you find the energy.

jenny said...

And you think I AM BUSY?

I quite jealously guard my time to sleep, but I see where if I were in your shoes that would be a very different story.....

Calgon, take Nancy away!

Terri said...

I think I'll send her a case of Calgon... one box to hang on her door.