For the nut house that is...I have absolutely no clue how I am even standing sane right now. I ended up taking my 5 year old to his ped yesterday around 4pm. He has had a continuing fever, cough and runny nose for the past 5 days. Yesterday he woke from a nap with a fever of 103, coughing to the point of chocking and not being able to caught his breath and just very unlike himself. I took him in and his ped told us to go straight over to the ER. There he was given an iv due to dehydration, a round of iv antibotics, a chest xray and multiple breathing treatments. We didn't get home until 10:30pm. When I got home Dh was past out on the couch. I woke him up and we headed to bed. I got pj's on, brushed my teeth and washed my face before crawling into bed. Mind you I have been up with my 5 year old son since 5am. I lay down and fall right to sleep. 35 minutes later around 12am our two year old comes walking in our room. He has learned to open doors and turn on lights. I spent the next two hours walking him back to bed trying to get him to go back to sleep. Finally around 2:30am he passes out. I am having a hard time falling back asleep. At 3am my 7 year old comes in the room saying he had a bad dream. I take him potty and walk him back to bed. At this point I am so exhausted I can't even think straight. I fall back asleep only to be woke up at 5:15am by my 2 year old and 5 year old. I put them in bed with me and find something on tv for them to watch. 5 minutes to 6 my 7 year old comes in the room asks if I'd make cinnamon rolls for breakfast. My Dh has already left at this point. All week he's been gone by 6am and home after 8pm. I make breakfast and get the boys situated with cartoons. I go and get dressed, brush my teeth and wash my face. I feel like crap but am managing. Dh is out of town for the next 3 days and the boys are off school today. I have to go to the grocery store, bank and petsmart today. Don't know how I will manage. Please someone pinch me. Maybe this is all a bad dream. UGH!
on Nov. 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM