This week has been a very trying week for me. Sickness has hit our house and its not been fun.
After a couple nights of being up all night long with Brecklynn waking up every hour just to fall asleep immediately after holding her, I decided something wasn't right. I was figuring it to be an ear infection because she wasn't sleeping or eating. My throat had started hurting but I thought it was just a simple sore throat, which I tend to get time to time.
I had been struggling a lot with feeling terrible and light headed and dizzy. Then add a sore throat on top, things were just not fun. Wednesday I decided to take Brecklynn in to get her checked out. These decisions are always very hard for me because we still do not have insurance, so its always a concern that there will be nothing wrong and I just paid for them to tell me she's ok.
Well, we did get to see her new weight which was 16.4 pounds and she was 27 inches tall. They checked her ears-nothing. They gave her a strep test since I told them my throat had been sore. Of course, that had to come back negative too. I was so perplexed as to what her problem could be then. She isn't normally up all hours of the night like that. Something had to be wrong. She did have a pretty bad rash which turned out to be a yeast infection, but I still couldn't believe that would be our reason. So we ended up paying for our visit, for no reason like I had feared.
Thursday, my throat went from bearable to extreme pain. I was having to consciously think about swallowing and making sure I didn't clench my teeth together because it was causing a headache. My mom gave me some ideas of ways to try to relieve my pain. I tried the 3-2-1 combo and gargled it. It made my whole mouth numb, but of course not my throat. Brecklynn was still being a pill at night but was hoping the diaper rash was still the reason and we would eventually see some sleep.
Also Thursday was my jewelry party. I was so excited about it but with how I was feeling, it was taking everything out of me to keep a smile on my face and faking being happy. Curtis was awesome about taking the kids for the night. I really appreciated his eagerness to give me this time. The turn out was less than what I had hoped but it was still fun. I really appreciate those that did show up!! That night, after getting the show finished up, I headed home to find out Cambree was running a temp. Curtis had her in the bath trying to make her feel better. She was running a temp around 102.6. I gave her some medicine and put her to bed. That night, Brecklynn pulled her usual all nighter, but this time added a temperature on top. I knew about midnight, that I needed to cancel preschool the next day. Two girls with temps wasn't a good sign.
I couldn't sleep because of my throat. So about 4:30, I headed to Walmart in attempts of finding some kind of relief. I bought theraflu and chlorseptic spray. I tried them both immediately after getting home. It was so frustrating to realize that they weren't working either. I called my mom about 6:00- probably scared her a bit, but asked her what she thought I should do. She told me what I had already thought, but I guess I needed another confirmation. I needed to go back in to the Dr. This was such a tug of war decision for me with the last Dr. visit being such a disappointment and $200.00 out for no reason. I did as my mom said and said a prayer and I did feel like it was right to go even though I was still leery of the outcome. We got in and they immediately took a strep test on me. The Dr. came in and said it was positive. I was actually relieved. Then he said that Brecklynn's previous strep test probably was too early to see the right result. He looked at her throat and she did have it, along with Cambree. So I was right to going in. He looked at my throat and said he could tell it had been there awhile because my glands are so swollen. So now there's at least a glimmer of light in the future. I'm ready to say good-bye to this week and hopefully hello to a happier, healthier week.
Here's some pictures from actually the week before, but because of my terrible week, they never got posted.
Here's Cambree showing Brecklynn how to stand. This is all Brecklynn likes to do and Cambree is more than happy to oblige.
Brecklynn's first tooth. She's had it for awhile but this is the first time its been visible to the camera-so had to take a shot :)