May 20: Get real. Share something you’re struggling with right now.
There are many things right now.
This past weekend was less than ideal. Saturday I had a nice full busy day. But a good busy, things I was really looking forward to. Brunch with my girls. Then I had a lunch meeting about a potential new job (!) and then we were going to the St Paul Saints game that night. So full, fun day. Well, Friday Jeremy found out he had to work Saturday. Which is great because that is overtime (read: money money!). But I had to cancel on brunch and was going to take Avery to my parents so I could still make the lunch meeting. While we were getting ready Avery started throwing up and she had a fever. Awe.some. I took her to my parent’s and made it to the meeting (more on that later). It went well. (Yay!) But then after I picked up Avery she started puking again in the car. A lot. I was alone with her and freaking out. I thought about just taking her straight to Urgent Care. She seemed okay and started being more talkative, so I brought her home to wait for Jeremy. We kept giving her medicine and she seemed to be doing better.
Sunday morning we wake up to more vomit. And a lot of it. Still high fever. She has had this happen before. Both times she ended up having a UTI. I wanted to take her in so we could get that treated ASAP of that was the case. Off to Urgent Care we went. They did all the standard stuff. But when it cam time to give her the catheter for her urine sample, it was a huge fail. None of the nurses or doctors had much experience with that. And in the end, they didn’t even have any of the correct size catheters. So they tried 3 times. No success. Pure torture. They recommended that we go to Children’s Hospital. For the second time in 3 months. Boo. This visit went pretty much the same as the first. They were able to get the catheter done (thank GOD!) We left with a traumatized baby and a prescription and will know for sure sometime today if it was a UTI.
So I’m staying home with my sick little one today. Hoping she gets better very soon. And trying not to let my brain go to “worst case scenario” mode.
Oh! And I totally found a legit grey hair Saturday night. I thought I had more time to prepare myself for this possibility. I’m not even 30 yet! I guess I need to color my hair more often, so I never have to see another one!
Here’s to an uneventful week!