Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Yuck


I have a whole slew of tardy posts waiting to be published, yes, i've been quite the slacker, but instead I think i'll focus on the here and now of our week because it has been a dang long one....especially today! Somehow venting about it makes it just a little better. Call it a girl thing:)
Apparently the two months of winter that my kids are sick every year wasn't quite complete. Not only was it not complete those viruses and germs as well as all they're relatives & friends have come back with a vengeance. I try to wash our hands frequently, and I am totally eligible for a wipe nazi/hand sanitizer award, especially the ones for the grocery store carts, but somewhere on my kids back is a neon sign flashing "get me sick." They must in the process of building insanely strong immune systems for their adulthood :)
I usually avoid going to the doctors until I feel it's really necessary. After Carson's cough persisted over 5 days, accompanied by a fever a couple days, REALLY goopy, swollen and red eyes, and tonsils bigger than an 80 yr. old man I decided it was time to take him in. I do realize that it would be bordering child abuse not to take a little guy in with such symptoms, but let me assure you that these symptoms have not all been there the whole time, but slowly building for the grand finale.
(Not one of Carson's finer moments in life, but really this pics sums up just how he feels)

Then there's sweet little Brynlee who woke up with her fair share of goopy eyes and cold and cough to top it off. So why not take them both in for a double wammy.
Well after spending 3 1/2 hrs. at the doctors, pharmacies and labs, the results are in: double ear infection with one "bulging" ear for Brynlee and pink eye for both. Oh joy! That's not the best part though. They have yet to determine why Carson's tonsils are so swollen and pussy (excuse the verbage, not the best word, but really only the way to describe it.) So we waited in the darn lab to test for mono with a bunch of older folks for an HOUR while my two super sick kids whimpered and cuddled on my lap because all they wanted to do was sleep. Then I had to hold my 4 yr. old while his blood was drawn. Let's just say, there were more than a few tears shed and it wasn't by him. He was super tough.
I've officially reached my breaking point. Matt's busy tax season is crazy enough by itself, we see him rarely, but after being stuck at home for three days, then dealing with lab techs who were so not friendly, did me in. So now my tough little 4 yr. old is in bed for the night with tonsils just as swollen as when he woke up. Breaks my heart!!!

On a bright note I have saved quite a bit of money this week not making my weekly target runs, and I even feel a little better after my vent session. So thanks for listening...or not, I still feel better!

14 comments:

bethany said...

Sounds like you need some chocolate revel bars too. Come over anytime and we'll vent to each other.

Ellen said...

Oh, Brookie, that is really sad about your babies. I hope they all get well soon. And I hope they yuck does not spread around anymore.

ERK and MRK said...

Poor Brown Family!!! I'm sorry to hear about these cute little guys and the sickness going around. Hope everyone gets healthy soon :)

Marcie said...

I'm sorry, Brooke. Sick kids + hubby gone= a not very happy mommy! I hope that they are all better soon and that the rest of tax season will not seem long. By the way, I have saved lots of $ from not going on target runs since having Melanie because I don't want to take all three, my schedule doesn't allow it right now during the day and at night I'm usually too tired! (I do miss that store though!) P.S. Tell Matt that Joe says "hi." :)

The Swanks said...

Sorry to hear about your kiddos - that is never fun. I am glad you are saving money. I love Target - Brandon has limited my Target runs to only once a week - yes, I used to go more than that :)

Erin, Danny, & Carson said...

I just had a horrible trip to the dr. for my Carson about a week ago to check for strep and that experience was enough to scar me for life. You poor soul. You will go right to heaven for sure:). Hope the kiddos get well soon. You deserve a nice long childless trip to Target for this!

Hazen5 said...

Those poor kids!!! I am feeling you with the whole ear thing, sweet Payton has been to the doctor about three times last week.

Sharlie Kaltenbach said...

Oh sweet Brooke...I'm so sorry! We'll be praying for your sweethearts to have a quick recovery and be back to their darling selves SOON!

Shenna said...

Poor little guys! I hope they get to feeling better soon. Sick kids are no fun at all.

Blythe said...

Oh Brooke, that sounds terrible! Carson's face looks SO sad in that picture where his eyes are all swollen. You poor thing!

Courtney said...

Brooke!! I am so sorry that you have to go through all this. Your poor kids....and poor you!! Just remember - lots of fluids and rest. And take care of yourself - we don't want you to have a "bulging" ear, too!!

P.S. Did they put Carson on any antibiotics? I used to get strep throat constantly as a kid, and that always gave me pussy tonsils. I think I spent half my childhood on antibiotics!!

California Blakes said...

So sorry, Brookie!! What a bummer!!

Tammi said...

Awww, that picture of little Carson is pathetic! Poor little kiddos...sooooo sad to see your kids hurting. And so tough to do it on your own. Hope everyone is well very soon--and Mommy stays healthy & sane! PS, I think I recognize one of your brothers from the dorms at BYU. And another brother totally looks like Carson! Cute pics of you and your family.

Halvos said...

Oh my!! Savannah has been sick this week too... and I've been having a pity party on myself--but you have it WAY WORSE!! Reading your post made me feel better because I don't have TWO sick at the same time...and my hubby at least has a normal work schedule!! I'm so sorry you have to deal with this alone!! Blasted tax season!