Monday, June 28, 2010

And here we are again.

And here we are again. I am beat. It seems like any obstacle that can be put in my way has been put there.

Sofie has now had an ear infection for three weeks. We have been to the doctor five times. At first I though she was just teething as Isabel would get a high fever and a runny nose when she was teething. Then her fever reached 104 and I went to the doctor. Upper respiratory infection was the verdict and she was set on an antibiotics cure. She kept getting worse and I took her in again. The ear infection was obvious at that point and she was set on a new antibiotic, the doctor also took a blood sample and a x-ray to rule out pneumonia and urine infection. For a day she was good and then all of a sudden her fever spiked again and she had a full body rash. Back to the doctor again, this time a virus. At least it didn't last long and after two days she seemed to get better. Then puss started to drain from her ears and I knew it was bad though at least she was no longer in pain. I took her in again to the doctor and he took a sample of the puss and gave me antibiotic drops to put in her ears. The result came back, the bacteria causing the infection is resistant to almost all antibiotics but the ear drops and one antibiotics that has to be administered by injection. Today we got the first of three injections. I sure hope this will help. It is important that we get this taken care of soon so her eardrums can heal and we can save her hearing.

Isabel is acting out because the baby is taking so much out of my time. With Sofie being sick and clingy, Isabel is now acting up throwing tantrums and not listening at all. Actually I am thinking she has problems with her hearing and will ask her doctor to refer us to a hearing specialist on Friday when I take the girls in for their yearly physical. She actually complained to her grandma the other day that she has trouble hearing out of her left ear. I am trying to make more time for her and do special things for her, but it is hard when the baby either screams or I am too exhausted. Today we went outside to play, while Sofie spent time with pappa. I think it is getting better, we'll see.

My husband on the other hand is sick too. He has been sick almost two weeks, but just really bad the last week. He has a bad infection in his mouth and is on antibiotics too now. This means that all the work around the house is on me and all the work with the kids is on me. Also all the work with the animals. I just hope he gets better soon because I need his support with the kids right now.

Me, I feel like I am getting sick. Still I am trying to take care of everything and get to at least some of my projects. My body is hurting, I am having constant headaches, I am constantly tired and I am just feeling stressed.

Still I have managed to get a lot done. Since I am doing the 10 tasks in 10 days at the Shabby Chic Cottage I wrote about what I have accomplished the last week here. Five tasks done so far and a couple half done. I will try to reach my goal of at least finish nine of these. I just have to continue to pray for help and strength to keep going, for the health of my family.

Tomorrow is yet another day to get things done, but first of all I am meeting some of my best friends at a park and then I am taking Sofie in for her second antibiotic shot. To me that is more important than any of my long lists.

I hope I get to visit with some of you other A-P's, but I am a little behind on my blog visiting. It takes all I have to write every day or so, but it sure makes me feel better.

Thank you all for listening this far. I truly appreciate it.


Susan said...

Oh Marianne! My goodness, no wonder you're exhausted...please, please try to keep your nutrition at a healthy level so you can give your body what it needs to fight all the illness around you. I'll be praying for you today!

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

Marianne~ I'm so sorry you're having such a rough time right now. You're absolutely right...the long list can definitely wait. Don't feel guilty about not getting things done or not having a clean house. You're a good Mama- just keep loving on those babies! It's a season...and seasons pass. I'll be praying for you and your whole crew:)

Amy Bowman said...

oh Marianne, i feel so tired for you! so sorry to hear you all have been sick. some of my worse memories of being a mom to young ones is when they were sick or i was sick. IT IS SO HARD! Keep doing what you are doing and know that you are being prayed for.
Thanks for sharing at "AP Tuesdays"

jen said...

I totally understand the tired. I remember going from one kid to two, and it's overwhelming. Here's to you getting a little break from all the sickness and a lot of rest for Mama.
Glad I found you over at New Nostalgia.
P.S. It's not procrastinating when sick is involved. It's called mothering. You're doing great!

Marianne said...

Thank you all for your wise and encouraging words. I really do appreciate it.

*Nikki* said...

whew that wore me out just reading it..i am sooo praying for you for everyone else to get you can relax!!!