I am a new SAHM and am sick. I am wondering how this will work since I can't exactly ask the hubby to take off work when he just went back a couple of weeks ago from paternity leave. I can't imagine taking care of my newborn and toddler when this cold really kicks in!!! Any advice?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on Oct. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Cenchan at 5:38 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
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Answer by thatgirl70 at 5:42 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
You just do what you do but feel lousy doing it.
In 15 yrs I have only twice had to get help. Once was a migrane (had a week old and 2 yr old at home) and hubs had to come home at lunch time. Second was the 24 flu when I couldnt even stand and hubs was out of town on business. I had someone drive the kids home. And they had to take care of them selves (10, 8 & 3.5 yr old) and just deal with in until hubs got home the next day.
Answer by sahlady at 5:46 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
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Answer by coolchic320 at 6:38 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
I developed several chronic medical conditions while pregnant with my 3rd child and became a single mother. I had no family so I had to parent no matter how sick I was. When my premature baby was 4 weeks old I got pneumonia & septicemia and had to be rehospitalized and got permission to have him in my room so I could breastfeed and so he wouldn't go in foster care. As soon as I was stable I went home on home IV therapy for 3 weeks. I was diagnosed with cancer a couple of weeks later and then with a rare immune deficiency disease. I had to have IV meds every 3 weeks and I arranged to have it at home so I could take care of my kids. I had OP surgery for the cancer and a friend held my baby in the waiting room. You do the best you can.
Answer by Gailll at 8:19 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
You just suck it up. I'm sick, too. Luckily it hasn't gotten worse than just a slight cough and sore throat (so far) but I feel so...blah. I'm a SAHM to 5 kids including a 2 month old.
Basically I'm doing as little as possible. I just made dinner but that's about all I've done today. Luckily my other kids are older so they can fend for themselves but it was so rough when they were little (I had 3 kids under 3 at one point and got deathly sick with tonsilitis and just had to suck it up and keep dealing with the kids when I was in tears every time I swallowed and was unable to talk at all).
Answer by justanotherjen at 8:50 PM on Oct. 8, 2010