I haven't been doing much but sleeping and working for well near a week now. The kids get on the bus and I pass back out until about 10, then get up and get ready for work. I just can't get enough sleep.
I took my youngest to the doctor Friday for what I suspected was some sort of bladder infection. Nope. Ear infection, bronchitis/pneumonia. I'll tell ya, I felt like mother of the year being oblivious to all that.
His first sick child visit in his life was when he was three. I think this was his second sick child visit. My oldest hasn't been in for a sick child visit for about 5 years.
I thought I was doing something right, but now I wonder. Colin (my youngest) did complain of an ear ache about 3 weeks ago. But it was just for one night, with no fever. We gave him some pain relief, ear drops and a warm cloth and that was it.
The doctor did say that the ear infection was almost healed, on it's own. Which is good, I guess - but it worries me I didn't know. My father had an ear infection last March that went untreated and now he's totally deaf in that ear. He's 56. They say the kind of deafness it is, a hearing aid won't help (?) I would be devastated if that happened to one of my children because I didn't take them to a doctor.
The bronchitis I didn't know about either. He's had a bit of a cough the past week, but nothing severe and he's been croupy/coughy in Feb and March every year for the past few years.
The doctor didn't seem concerned, but I felt horrible. Colin felt ok though - he never once complained.
Unlike me and my sore throat/cold. I whine about it all the time. It freaking hurts man!
I've been reading a lot again lately though. It's nice. I work evenings and my job is to answer phones. But I'm glued to a seat 10-12 hours a day and that's no good for my (ever expanding) rear. So I've been pacing the halls and reading. I finished Eat, Pray, Love this week. I really liked it. I needed a book like that. It was refreshing, inspiring.
I almost never buy new books. I just like used books better. Not just for the price, but for the feel of them too. They've got something about them a new book just doesn't have. I just placed an order on Amazon for several new books though (and I have a couple saved for later to remind myself that I want them! I'll try and find them used on my journeys or order later in the summer).
Coming soon, to my house (yay!):
ok, that last one is the movie not a book, but I'm still excited!
Now if only some of that East Coast storm would hit meeeee so I would have an excuse to snuggle inside and read!