Friday, August 20, 2010

Sick Chappy

I'm home alone with a sick baby and feeling kind of down.

First I must say, we've been so lucky and the Chapster's been such a healthy baby and child (except for that one month -the ear infection nightmare)... it's to be expected that kids get sick... but I'm just tired and worn out after a really bad night.
Reed's at his best friend's bachelor party. He left yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday was the second day of a runny nose for Chappell. No big deal, but she seemed extra fussy, wouldn't eat much and was pulling at her ears, so I decided to take her to the pediatrician since I knew I had a weekend alone ahead. Just to be safe.

Actually, I wasn't supposed to be alone. We were going to spend the weekend at Lake Martin with Marlee and Eleanor (Marlee's husband is at a bachelor party, as well).
I had the car packed and ready. Cooler in the kitchen just waiting to be loaded.

It went like this.
Since I'm a little scared of being home alone overnight, I surfed da net until about 11 pm. Just to put off the whole trying to go to sleep thing.
That's when Chappell started coughing. The coughing just got worse and worse. About 30 minutes later she was wide awake around 11:30, laying in her crib saying:
"I loooove you. Hewwwo?? I loooooove you. Hewwwo?? Uhhhh ohhh bagggetio (spaghetti o's)." Over, and over again.
It was pitiful.

So, I went into her room to give her another does of Dimatap.
*Our pediatrician told me to give her about half a teaspoon every 4-5 hours.
When I got her out of the crib, I could tell immediately that she was burning up.
I took her into the hallway for some light, and saw that her eyes were almost swollen shut.

Freaking out, alone and tired - I went down to the kitchen to get her a cup of cold juice. Gave her some Motrin.
Got my cell phone and called my mom.

Her fever broke around 2ish.
I put her in the crib for a minute and went outside to get the pack n' play out of the trunk of my car. It was totally creepy and knew for sure the boogey man was going to jump out of the bushes... but I wanted to be able to keep an eye on her fever without waking her up. The door to her room is kind of noisy and she wakes up every time I open it.
Next: I set up the pack n' play in our bedroom and put her back down.
She didn't fall asleep until around 3 am. I laid there for a while and finally drifted off.

I think I got about an hour or two of sleep... and that is just NOT enough for me!
Which is probably why I'm feeling a little blue.
I'm just counting down the hours until Reed gets home... I can't remember the last time I cried... but I've shed a few today.

Chappell misses her daddy and I really miss my husband!!


StrongNHim said...

Oh no! I am so sorry. I feel for you... but I really enjoyed reading.

Family Snodgrass said...

Hope Chappy is much better very soon! And that Reed gets home soon!

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