Thursday, October 20, 2011

What a week!

Well, we're now into the next week and I'm still wondering how we got through the last one.  It was definitely a hell week.

It all started Sunday night at 6pm.  Nope, it couldn't have started earlier in the weekend so we had some of the weekend to take care of it.  Anyway, my oldest daughter came into my room to show me her headband.  Well, not her headband, but the 2 lice crawling around on it.  Yippee!

We already dealt with lice about a month ago when I found them on my 5 year-old.  We thought we eradicated them, but obviously not.  Since it was basically dinner, we went ahead with dinner then went to the drugstore to get the shampoo.  This time we decided to do all of the girls.  So that night my wonderful husband washed the linens from our bed and my oldest daughter's, as well as all the towels.  Since it was getting late, we didn't have time to do my 5 year old's sheets and hair that night before bedtime.  So Chris spent 2 1/2 hours on mine and my daughter's hair alone.  That doesn't count the amount of time he spent doing laundry.  We were all (Chris, Kylie, and I) finally able to crash around midnight.  Chris went to work the next day while Kylie stayed home.  That's funny.  I almost said "Kylie and I stayed home", but then I realized that's a given.

So, the next night, Chris did my youngest's hair and linens.  Yes, she went to school that day.  I figured she'd already been to school for the last month with it anyway.  What's one more day?  Besides the fact that the school doesn't even have a policy for lice anymore anyway.  I made sure to let them know asap a month ago when she had it and I was informed that they don't do anything.  The nurse doesn't check the other kids, which they used to do and they don't send home a note to the other parents.  They also don't check to make sure she's nit free when she comes back.  So, like I said, why keep her home and therefore, have to have Chris stay home with her.

So anyway...  Monday night was another 2 hours of work on our 5 year-old's hair as well as time to wash her sheets and blankets.  He also had to re-check our oldest's hair again and pull nits out.  That added another 30 minutes to an hour.

Tuesday night... More re-checking.  Luckily, the person we hired to help us with stuff twice a week came on Monday and Tuesday so she took care of vacuuming all the rooms and doing the other laundry that was starting to pile up.  So worth spending the extra money for her help!

Wednesday... I was extremely sick.  I couldn't keep anything down all day.  Granted, I haven't been eating much to begin with since I'm constantly nauseous.  However, I had a killer migraine/headache and was so nauseous I was afraid if I moved I would vomit.  And, since I had to move, I did.  That didn't make my headache any better.  So my pain was awful and I was nauseous as all get out.  Luckily, my mom came over to help with the girls when they got home from school because I, like I said, couldn't move.  Then, in the middle of the night, Danica, the youngest, woke up complaining of stomach and throat pain.  Sure enough, she was burning up.  Yippee... she's sick!

Thursday... Danica was extremely sick.  She would not let me leave her side.  That's what being a mom is all about though, right?  Even though I was still feeling awful myself, I took care of her the best I could.  There's no way I could've done it on my own though (I have trouble taking care of her when we're both having a good day), so Chris stayed home from work.  She had a high fever all day and vomited once in the morning.  However, she complained of pain, just about everywhere, all day.  It's soooo hard to see you're kids sick.  It makes me so thankful that I'm the one with mito, not my kids.

Friday... Danica was still very sick.  Continued high fever and a lot of pain.  She, at many times, didn't even want to watch tv.  She wouldn't want to do anything.  You really know your 5 year-old is sick when she doesn't want to watch tv, or do anything else for that matter.  Chris stayed home from work that day as well.

Sat... Still sick, but getting a little better.  Her fever would at least go down with motrin now.

She remained sick Sunday and Monday. Once again, luckily, my dad and step-mom were able to help out on Monday.

That week really shows how awesome my husband is.  He proves it to me all the time, but it's situations like that that really prove it.  He didn't complain one time.  I don't know what I would do without him.

1 comment:

Janel said...

Sorry you had such a rough week last week. Hopefully these last couple of days have been better! Hugs!