"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, October 3, 2010

In A Single Week

On Friday the 24th, Devin had a lot of bumps and falls and as a result, there were several bruises on his face. Living with a newly walking baby is like living with a drunk guy. In the evening just as we were about to leave for the school carnival, he fell and hit the center of his head on the return vent near the floor. The corner hit him in the just the right place, and after getting the bleeding controlled and the other kids calmed down, Devin and I headed for the instacare to get patched up.

On Sunday the 26th, Hailey started complaining about a problem and I was certain she had a UTI. I got her into the pediatrician on Monday the 27th and sure enough, she had a raging UTI. Since this is her third one in less than a year, her doctor scheduled a bladder reflux study for October.

On Tuesday the 28th, Cody and I had kids all settled for bed and we went to check on the kids one last time before heading to bed ourselves. As we approached their room, Cody asked me "Do you smell vommitt?" Sure enough, upon opening the door we found Hailey laying in a pool of puke. And that started the fun that had us up all night long. I am not kidding when I say that for the next twelve hours, a child in our house was throwing up every three to five minutes. By Wednesday the 29th they were all running high fevers. Thank goodness for an amazing carpet cleaner, that's all I can say. Best thing Santa EVER surprised us with.

On Thursday the 30th I was about to die of pure of exhaustion and frustation with four overly hyper kids all home. Even though they "seemed" to be symptom free, I still could not send them to school. At noon I was in the kitchen making sandwiches while talking on the phone to my best friend who just found out she may have to have a hysterectomy at the ripe old age of thirty four. And then I heard a loud "CRASH" and then Hailey crying. I ran to see what happened and I saw blood pooling around Hailey's chin in her hand. She had fallen off the desk and hit her chin on the chair. Again, I tried to console her AND the other freaked out children, all while trying to control the blood from her split open chin. I panicked and called Cody who rushed home to take her to the intsacare. I wonder if they offer a punch card or something for discounts? You know, on your tenth visit it's free? Because we should have at least four free visits by now.

On Friday the 1st, I was so ready to send Ethan back to school. He was complaining that his stomach hurt, and right as we were leaving for school he ran itno the bathroom (thankfully) and threw up, two times. In HUGE amounts. How that kid had so much in his stomach, I don't know. No school for him!

That evening as we were making homemade pizza, Halloween sugar cookies, and preparing to watch our first Halloween shows of the season, I started to feel sick and crampy. You know, only the feeling that tells you "Uh oh...something is happening!" By that night I was in full stomach bug mode. I spent Friday night and all of Saturday sick as a dog. Thank goodness for wonderful husbands who can completely take over a household at the drop of a hat.

So what was YOUR week like????

1 comment:

Bel said...

Holy cow girl that sounds like a very stressful week! I had Brielle throw up through the night over the weekend and though that was hard enough, hehe!