Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ready for September to End

Wow. September has been a crappy month. That's all I have to say about that.
I've missed more work in this one month that I think I've missed my whole three years of being in the professional working environment (save for my maternity leave- but that doesn't count because I worked all through that time off).

Caderyn has been sick three times this month. He had the flu in early September and kept us up late worrying and cleaning up puke and a sore bottom. Jeff and I in turn both got this flu bug from him. Minus two days of work- one and a half days were from me being too sick to move and the other half of that two day leave was me staying home with my guys to take care of them.

Last week he was in the doctor because his poor little bottom had a yeast infection. I had no clue what was wrong. All I knew is that his bottom should not have looked the way it did. He screamed and cried and was in so much pain. I felt so bad. He took lots of oatmeal baths and ran around naked (which he loves. He loves looking at his little dinger when he runs) until we finally took him into the doctor to determine what was wrong.

And NOW, that poor kiddo has bronchitis. I was gone on Saturday and so he stayed with Grandma and Grandpa Windmueller. When we dropped him off he had a runny nose, but we assumed it was teeth 'cause he's got more of those bad boys coming in. When we got him back on Sunday he coughed once, only once on our drive back into town and it was a terrible hacking cough. I took one look at Jeff and we both knew we were in for a long night.
Sunday was a hard one. I kept sucking the boogies out of his nose, taking shower steam baths and lots and lots of rocking in the rocking chair. He stayed at home with Jeff on Monday and then when I came home from work I took one look at his little lungs sucking in really hard at the ribs and ran him to the doctor. They did a breathing treatment right away (we are becoming best friends with that nebulizer) and the doctor told me that if we'd had waited another day to bring Caderyn in he would have been in the hospital. So now we are doing three breathing treatments a day and Caderyn is on two different form of antibiotics. Tuesday I took a half day to be with him because Jeff is super busy at work this week and then yesterday I woke up with bronchitis. TAH DAH! Another day and a half of missed work. I'm happy to report that both Caderyn and I are on the mend.

Then, after Labor Day weekend my poor Grandpa in Missoula had a health scare that took me away for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and half a day on Friday of that week. I'm so thankful that I have a wonderful work schedule and environment where I am able to take time off to be with my family.

To top this month off, we've also had another mice infestation. Kitchen bleached. Mouse M.I.A. and a fly infestation. Kitchen bleached. 40 plus flies killed, fly paper installed, bug guy visitation. Flies are currently M.I.A.

Hopefully October is a better month. No more sickness, no more health scares and no more varmits. 


Unknown said...

Wow, Sarah! I feel like I miss so much because I live so far away. I'm so sad to hear that Caderyn has been so sick. And you and Jeff being sick trying to take care of the little guy. Maybe he just needs a taste of the nice weather out here ;) I miss you all so much and wish I could be there with you. I'm hoping to head that way in November. Please take care!! Luv you all!

Sarah said...

Oooooh! Are you thinking of coming for Thanksgiving? That would be so much fun!
We're hanging in there- just trying to get everyone healthy, especially the Bub.