Friday, August 7, 2009

In a Daze!!!

Have you ever started the morning in such a daze you are just not sure which way is up? Well that is how I felt this morning!

I stayed up until 1 am so that I could give Makenzie her Zofran in hopes that she would tolerate full strength formula all night. It didn't work! At 2 am she was up with a dirty diaper and more puke! I cleaned her up, changed the sheets, primed a new pump bag with pedialyte, and we went back to bed.

I woke up at 8:45 am to a beeping pump, my alarm going off, 2 missed phone calls and Makenzie's OT had come and gone after ringing the door bell and knocking on the door! I slept through it ALL!!!! I rolled over and there was Makenzie, just smiling away! I crawled out of bed, called her therapist to apologize profusely and looked out the frot door to see that her speech therapist had just pulled up!!!! AHHHHHH! I laid Makenzie down, answered the door, and stumbled out to the truck to get her chair so that she could sit and play/work on her computer!

The rest of the day was much better!! We skipped PT because I didn't want to bring her germs to the clinic. We took our time getting ready and then headed out to a lunch meeting.

When we got home I started her formula at half strength at the advise of her pediatrician and GI doctor. She did great! The doctors are sure that she is just still recovering and it may take a bit for her stomach to get back to normal. She has however had a ton of extra saliva and is coughing on it a lot!!! She scared me pretty good a couple of times today! One thought on this is that maybe her throat hurts and she doesn't want to swallow as much. My throat hurt as did Chris and Josh's..... Oh by the way 2 of my boys are now sick!!! I saw that coming but it still stinks!!! Or it may be from the stomach problems. Either way it is not fun!!! Please send up prayers that this stops!!!

I am so sure that you all have no desire to read about all of my day events! Sorry! It is so hard though because Makenzie can't talk. She can't tell me what hurts! She can't tell me she doesn't want to eat. That she want some juice or that a Popsicle would make her throat feel better. She can't sit up in bed and call my name in the middle of the night when she isn't feeling well. I have no clue if she has a headache or if she feels dizzy. The only way to piece it together sometimes is to write it down and look back. To have ideas from the past to use in the future.

Special needs is hard. What should be a simple yucky stomach bug is a HUGE life consuming ordeal for us. But special needs is SO SPECIAL! Life is good! Even in a DAZE!!!

Pray for health! Keep praying!! Believe... Prayer Works!!!


Shauna Quintero said...

Wow! Sounds like you had a rough night! Praying for better nights (and days) to come!

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