Today is my 100th post! It's nothing like how I dreamed it would be, when I entered the blog world! I dreamed of a giveaway, and having some wonderfully written, exciting post for that day. Instead, I'm just now getting a post up at approx. 3:30 pm, I still haven't figured out where to start to even plan a giveaway, and well....I've got no exciting topic to write about!
Yesterday, I mentioned how glad I was that it was Monday, and that the weekend was over. Ummm I take that back, well kinda.
My Mom took Drew to the Dr for me yesterday, because he was running a temp again (did this 3 wks ago too) and time he was also stuffy. Like, bad stuffy. Anyway my Mom calls me frantic when leaving the Dr (my mom is always a little frantic) saying that the Dr was sending Drew to the ER for a chest xray! WHAT? I'm thinking, not again. Poor dude was in the hospital at 6 weeks old for 6 days with bronchiolitis, and we've already been down this road with the chest xrays. That time was literally one of the worst experiences of my life. It really did change my outlook on life, and how I treat others. How I take the time to listen to people, offer support, and truly care about their children, and families. I know I needed that support during that time, and don't think for a second I don't remember who was there for me and who wasn't. ANYWAY, back on topic.....so I freak....I take him to the ER. My hubs was on shift and meets me there, thank goodness. The place is PACKED. We waited in the waiting room for 2.5 hours, and then another 4 hours once we got a room. We were there from 2:30-10! INSANE.
Drew had to get an IV for fluids because he was dehydrated, he had a 104 temp again, and his heart rate was 200 when we got there! The heart rate became the issue for everyone. Up to 160 is ok when you're sick...but 200 is not....and 120 is ideally where it is supposed to be. He did go down after fluids which is what they said would happen...but he was still bouncing around in the 140-150's.....but babies do that when they are 1. sick 2. especially with a fever, even though at that time his fever had broken...but does come back. But we were released....and he has to go back to his Dr for a follow up in 2 days. So, my hubs goes back to work, and I headed home with Drew. Gonna be honest, this kid has tested my strength since he was 6 weeks old....and I've gotten pretty good at monitoring things for him, and feel like I'm on the ball with it...but last night...I was a little taken back, and didn't really wanna be alone with him last night. But, I did it, and we did fine....but something just made me want company last night. Maybe because it's just been a rough week.....between me being sick last week, and then Drew, and that fact that I fear that my daycare will soon get the flu...and we all know I HATE THE FLU. I guess it all just boils down to STRESS and it just all finally hit me.
After I got home from the ER at 10:30 pm alone, well with Drew of course. I sat down for a second, to finally eat something....and that baby who was just laying around and crying at the ER before fluids....was now taking a bottle, crawling around, standing up, and trying to grab my nice huge well deserved coke from my hands! He was pointing at me, and laughing...and carrying on. I didn't get him to bed until 11:30 and I didn't even care. It was all worth it to me to have my little man back. His fever actually stopped for the night, it came back a little at 8:30 this morning....but he did great through the night. I'm very thankful for that. Today? He's playing, laughing, and chugging pedialite. Not so down with his formula. He's drinking some but not a lot. and he's not really wanting food. But all is good right now. I'm really praying it stays that way.
Sorry for the wordy post. I kinda hate wordy posts. I like big fonts, and small paragraphs. I guess it's the 4th grader in me! Definitely not your ideal 100th post. Maybe after I get my new super cool blog design in March, I'll figure out that whole giveaway business! :) Yes, I'm very excited about the new blog. Hopefully for tomorrow, I'll have a a good weigh-in Wednesday to report on! :)