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Does the Universe have something against me?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: Does the Universe have something against me?
By Mrsheidi on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 05:40 pm:

Ok, yesterday was smooth. Today was a nightmare.
Hospital at 9:30am-3:30pm....holding Connor almost the whole time. 2 ear infections and a virus. He wasn't breathing well, but not bad enough to warrant a stay in the hospital. 2 liquid meds a day and 4 nebulizers on top of his Pulmicort. Poor kid is exhausted and still trying his best to breathe. This marks our 3rd hospital visit in 5 months.
Get his prescriptions...again, he wants to be held. Went to Target so we could also get some milk and a toothbrush for mom. She has 4 left and those are fading fast too.
Come home and my right arm feels like it's going to fall off. Connor is SO heavy.
Mom asks to go to WalMart...hhhmmm, maybe another day???
Unload the car with groceries
Mom goes to the bathroom but doesn't quite make it. Pees in pants.
She comes walking out of the main level bathroom without pants or underwear.
Expecting company any second with food for dinner at this time and my mother is in the entry way asking for new pants and underwear.
I clean the bathroom floor, change my mother, and Connor wants me to play his Elmo doll for him at the same time.

I haven't cried yet...I'm quite surprised.
Love,
Heidi

By Tink on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 06:23 pm:

{{{Heidi}}} I wish all of Momsview lived right in your neighborhood so we could come and give you a break and a nap and a hug and a hand because you have enough going on for ten other women. Go cry in your room, if you need to. It won't hurt anyone and might make you feel a bit better.

By Trina~moderator on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 06:35 pm:

Major {{{HUGS}}} Heidi! Ditto Tink. (And I thought I had a bad day! LOL!)

By Colette on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 06:36 pm:

(((Heidi))) Ditto Tink and Trina!

By Amecmom on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 06:38 pm:

Oh Heidi,
You can handle anything - as today proves!
Did you ever ask the doc about combining the albuterol and the Pulmicort into one treatment? It really is a timesaver.
I hope Connor is feeling better soon! At least now you know why he was so grumpy:).
Take Tink's advice....
Ame

By Andi on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 06:46 pm:

Ditto all of the above! Take care and hope Connor start feeling better soon.

(((hugs))) :)

By Reds9298 on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 07:00 pm:

Ditto everyone! Will be thinking of you.:)

By Karen~moderator on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 07:04 pm:

Heidi, does Connor have asthma?

By Mrsheidi on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 09:39 pm:

Thanks so much everyone. I'm eating some Chocolate Chip Low Carb ice cream right now...I'm beat, just beat. Thanks for "listening" to me gripe. I feel like all my recent posts have been grumpy and I don't want to be like that. :)

Ame- I did ask the emergency room doctor today and, since I have to do 2 other kinds of inhalants (Albuterol and Ipatropium Bromide), she thought that one more wouldn't kill me. I was so ticked off about her answer, but I was too tired to get into it. But, she did tell me that I could combine the Albuterol and the Ipatropium...4 times a day. Thanks, doc.
They also gave me a liquid form of Albuterol too. And, he's on Zithromax once a day.

Karen- My doc says that they don't normally diagnose kids his age with asthma. Some will grow out of it and some don't. So, until he's 3, we won't really know. Although the ER doc asked "He has a history I see. Does he have asthma?" I told her that my doc won't diagnose him with asthma until he's 3 and she gave me this look like "Well, it's pretty obvious he has it."

I just hope he outgrows this. I actually trust my doctor more than the ER doctor. He seems to know quite a lot and I trust him. It's sad I don't have him anymore though since we are on the army insurance now. The pulmicort has helped a lot though. At least we weren't admitted into the hospital this time.
My neighbors have been wonderful helpers too. They came and watched my mom for a bit while I was gone and brought us dinner. I thank God for them every day. :)

By Colette on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 10:03 pm:

He might outgrow it. My youngest had many respitory infections that lead to hospitalizations and our very own nebulizer. By about age 4-5 she started getting better. You have so much on your plate, please know that many of us here are thinking of you.

By Karen~moderator on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 10:24 pm:

The reason I ask is that cold dry air can aggravate asthma and actually cause an asthma attack. Wasn't he out in the snow? I realize that has nothing to do with him being ill with ear infections, etc., but if he *does* have asthma, and his immune system is low/he's sick, it could have something to do with it.

And he *could* grow out of it. Oldest DS had asthma pretty bad as a very young child and hasn't had symptoms since maybe age 12 - he is 33 now.

Youngest DD also had asthma as a young child, and never has symptoms unless she's really sick with a respiratory thing.

I'm so sorry you are dealing with so much right now. I know you've got your hands full. Hang in there!!!


{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

By Pamt on Monday, February 13, 2006 - 10:38 pm:

Heidi,
Peds don't usually diagnose asthma until late. However, my oldest DS was wheezing really badly when he would crawl down the hall. I took him to an allergist and he was diagnosed at 11 months and we were able to get him on medication to prevent most attacks. I also learned what his triggers were. I would strongly suggest going to an allergist---not for allergy testing (they generally won't test for allergies this young), but for an asthma workup. That could really prevent future trips to the ER. We've only taken oldest DS to the ER once for respiratory issues and it was when he had croup at 6 months. Otherwise, we've been able to keep him in check with meds.

And big hugs for the rest of your crummy day. You are certainly entitled to gripe. And if it makes you feel better or brings a smile to your face in a sick sort of way...I'm really tired and want to go to bed, but I'm washing my bed linens right now since the cat threw up a hairball on my bed. I had just put clean sheets on yesterday. :)

By Debbie on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 10:42 am:

{{{Heidi}}} I hope Connor is feeling better soon. You have a right to be grouchy, you have a lot to handle these days.

By Janet on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 11:57 am:

{{Heidi}} I'm keeping you in my prayers, and asking God to give you strength.

By Imamommyx4 on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 12:35 pm:

My dd was diagnosed with asthma at 18 months. The dr looked me (and I'm a pharmacist) right in the eye and "d, she's got asthma." I think hers is really reactive airway disease but it is treated like asthma.

Bless your heart with all that's going on. I so, so sympathize. My mom was with me for about 3 weeks. Kept falling and pooping all of the place. I love my mother to no end. But it got hard. And my dh was home to help me to some point. I wish I could give you hugs or help in some way."

By Nicki on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 01:42 pm:

Ditto everyone! I wish I could help. I hope Connor is feeling better soon.
I think you're neighbors must be awesome. Are they the same ones who shoveled your driveway? So glad they are there to help.

Bless your heart, Heidi. You need some TLC yourself. I'll be thinking of you and Connor. Hope today is much better.

By Nanaoie on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 06:44 pm:

What a good women you are..........I am so proud of you for all you do. You are such a breath of fresh air. God love ya,and I'll be thinking of you.I don;t post much but, I read every day and I wanted to let you know, I am thinking about you.Take care of yoursef too.

By Crystal915 on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 10:54 pm:

((((Hugs)))) If it makes you feel any better, I've been having the month from hell. I hope things get easier for both of us!!

By Feona on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 09:51 am:

Poor kid. My friend has to nebulize her son twice a day for 20 minutes to 30 minutes at home. I think that is what they call it. The air and medicine mixed in the breathing thing.

Hope he feels better soon. Gosh they worry you so.


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