Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Day and The Life of Having Kids...
Anyhow, things are a little busier the last few days. Big sister has not recovered from her nasty cold and is on over a week of her phlegmy cough. Brother is recovering from a sickness of some sort...and baby girl, bless her busy little heart, was running and fell on her forehead Friday night. The bump wasn't as big as I have seen, but she bit the dust on the tile floor. Then daddy got up with her for a little snack around 3:30 am, fed her in the dark only to realize she had something all over her face...She threw up at some point before he got her out of her crib. Before he could realize it, she was vomiting all over the place waking me from a dead sleep....Now Dr. Laura had a woman call in last week complaining that her husband didn't get up at night to help with the baby. Dr. Laura replied with some long monologue about women being designed to wake up to their crying baby...NOT!!! Once those babies of mine are weaned...I tend to not wake up as fast and many times my fabulous husband wakes up first.
Sooooo, baby girl vomits a lot, and I strip her and stick her in the bath while daddy gets cleaned up and mops the floor. I realize as I am bathing her that she fell pretty hard on her head and think, "CONCUSSION!" Ahhhh, so I look up the info on Dr. Sears' website...sure enough its a sign. So then I call the doctor on call who happens to be our wonderful Dr. O...who says to take her to the Med Center. Soooo, based on advice from a previous pediatrician years ago, I call for an ambulance and off we go to the Med Center at 4:30 am...Baby girl gets the first ambulance ride and CT out of her siblings. The boys would have been jealous to see 5 firemen in our tiny living room and two trucks out front. Once she was admitted and examined, she was sedated, had the CT scan, it was clear of fracture and bleeding and we were discharged by 9am...after she vomited one more time. Praise GOD! You can fall on tile and not break anything (except chip a baby tooth). We kept a close watch on her and into the night she starts getting sick again and by the time we turned in for the night, it was after 1 am. There's nothing like being up for 20 + hours, pregnant with a sick kid now with diarrhea. It makes you feel like an expert parent right? So after a moderate amount of sleep, we awoke this morning to...more vomiting.
So being a cautious parent, we know we did the right thing but after a night of runny diapers, changing sheets and no sleep one can wonder if she really had a mild concussion...or a touch of the flu. I guess we'll wait a day or so to see if anyone else gets sick.