Friday, January 26, 2007

New look

I finally got to swich my Blogger account from the old version to the newer one, so I decided to take the time to make some changes. Hopefully this new version will be more reliable than the old.

Hayden has been sick this week and my husband left for Boston on a business trip on Wednesday, so I've been in hell. Strep throat has been going around school like crazy, and he finally got it. Of course he can't tell me what exactly hurt or how he was feeling, so I had to play the guessing game and treat the whole thing like I did when he was a baby. Wednesday we went to the doctor and got checked out, and Thursday we had to go back to get a shot of antibiotic because he absolutely will not take medicine like everyone else. Believe me, I tried. I'm not going to go into what I did because I don't want to get blasted with comments made by people who don't understand what it's like to have an autistic child who refuses to take medicine, but he won and we ended up getting a shot. Wednesday night we got very little sleep - he dry heaved (but never threw up) from 10pm to 2am - but last night we slept for about 10 hours, so we feel much better. And he finally doesn't have a fever. I think he'll be able to go back to school on Monday and I can resume my normal life. I've had to cancel therapy appointments, massage appointments, horse-riding appointments, Spin classes (indoor cycling, not yarn), and shifts at work. I think getting back out will help me out of the funk I'm in. Right now I just might kick your ass if you say hello to me.

3 comments:

Kelly said...

At the risk of getting my ass kicked - Hello. I hope everything goes better for both of you really soon. I hope you have a good weekend. Bye (covering my butt on the way out)...

Ruth said...

I do hope your week improves. As the mother of a "different" child, I can empathize somewhat - not only do you have to struggle through the crap of the actual problem at hand, but then also the smug "advice" of folks with easy mainstream children.

Jen said...

Okay... come on out to LA and kick my ass! I'd love to see you.

And by the way, aren't you supposed to have a race or something out here soon?

I hope everyone is feeling better, and I totally relate to not taking meds... I'm one of those people too, and DH screams at me for being a totally non-compliant patient. I should totally know better, but I keep refusing.