im going to go full parent here today, y’all.
You all know my baby, Adalyn, has had a cough since before I left for the Screencraft writers summit. When I got back, it was worse but the doctor said everything was still good, just a virus. Flash forward to about a week and a half later and the baby suddenly has a fever and puking. You would assume stomach bug but it didn’t seem right to me. I thought maybe it was something to do with the cough she still has. Take her to urgent care on Monday evening. Dr there says she’s teething and just has a virus, here’s some Zantac and Zyrtec, off you go. To his credit, he did test for flu and strep, both negative.
My husband delays his work trip, thank goodness, and waits to see how the baby does. Next day, baby has another appt with regular doc. Get there and doc finds a mad ear infection. 🙄Because is the vomiting, she gives Adalyn a shot of antibiotics. Husband leaves for his trip and my parents help with dinner and getting kids to bed. The minute they leave 7:30, the baby starts crying and doesn’t stop until 10pm. 😞 The pain is just too much for her. Finally she sleeps. Next day, follow up with doc. Oral antibiotics now. My oldest daughter turns up with some sort of allergic reaction to something out in the back yard, a rash all over her arms, hands and cheeks. 🤷♀️ I’m hoping to get a morning off this morning but my sitter messaged me earl this morning to tell me she has the stomach flu. Poor thing. Oldest got up early but all in all the night wasn’t too bad. At least I got some sleep. Now, to get everyone ready for school. I have a parent/teacher conference meeting later today for my son and a vet appt for my dog tomorrow, she can’t be left out of the “there’s something wrong with me” while daddy is gone.
I had to take a break from writing this entry to get the kids ready for school. And between then and now I have since taken the baby BACK to the doctor for a possible allergic reaction to the oral antibiotics. A few minutes following giving her the second dose she broke out in a rash. Take her to the doc and she tells me it’s probably viral, the rash, not due to the antibiotics. Phew! Ok. So back home. Baby is super cranky still. Got everyone home from school now, plus a friend for a play date, and the littles are down for another nap. It has been a friggin’ whirlwind this whole week. My husband gets home late tomorrow night and Saturday we have a birthday party to go to next door. Thank goodness that seems like it will be a relaxing event. I can see us all going as a family and then one of us taking the babies home for their nap time and letting the oldest stay to have fun and the other parent socialize.
And AND! Avengers comes out today. That means I have all of my MUTE words on for Twitter. I will try to avoid other social media just for that same reason until we can see it ourselves. If you’re a parent, you know how hard it is to get to see something you’re dying to see and have three children, with one of them being sick. 😞
I am a die hard Marvel geek, so it’s going to kill me if I can’t see it this weekend. Hubby and I saw a movie last weekend but I’m sure my parents would be up for watching the kids again for me. It all has to be strategically coordinated. I always go to movies during nap times. This way, we put them down before we leave, and the parents don’t usually have to worry about feeding the kids meals or bedtime. Less headaches that way.
Well, off I got to starting another scene for my script. You all have a fantastic day! And, remember, don’t be a dick! Don’t spoil Endgame.