Calgon, Take Me Away

29 May

I spent the majority of my three day weekend dealing with my inconsolible daughter. Many times, all I could do was hold her while she cried.

Today, we determined that she needed to see a doctor, as something was amiss. Along with the general crankiness, she has had an on-again-off-again fever since Friday.

So, where else do you go on a holiday but to Urgent Care? Yes, I’m just back from my first experience with Pediatric Urgent Care, where I discovered that on top of her first injury and recovering from her first surgery, Madelynn has her first cold.

I was suspicious of a cold, considering JB brought one home on Wednesday, and I came down with it on Friday, too. Lord knows how much we’ll have to pay to find out that she has a cold and we should continue giving her Tylenol.

I was also told to shower with Madelynn so that she’d get all of the steam. I’m not quite sure how you shower in a single shower stall like we have with a 4 month old. Should I put her in the Bumbo? I have a feeling that it will piss her off more than anything.

As this three day weekend comes to a close, I’m exhausted, and feel like I need another three day weekend… One that doesn’t involve an inconsolible infant and personally having a cold. My next concern is that she’s going to be sent home from daycare tomorrow, at which point I’m really hoping JB will come get her, because I’ve been back to work for three weeks and have had to take almost three days off already. This whole working thing… Not going so well.

One Response to “Calgon, Take Me Away”

  1. Karen May 31, 2006 at 8:37 am #

    Working full time and being a full time mom is really rough. Especially at first. Sadly, after a while you do get used to it, but it takes a while. There was just too much guilt involved and too much neglected in our lives. As soon as I was able to stay home we made it happen and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

    Glad to hear Madelynn is doing better. When Ryan was 8 weeks I fell and hit his head on the corner of his crib. Thankfully he doesn’t remember, but I will never forget. The guilt will pass. Lots of hugs to all of you.

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