Friday, February 13, 2009

Unraveling

Well, Day 3 of high fevers over here. Jack has done nothing but cry, sleep and watch many, many, many thousands of hours of television.

I have not slept in days, nor had a shower. Jack has missed every day of preschool this week. The exhaustion + worry* + work = me unraveling today.

The doctor's office says he needs one more day of this before we should bring him in.

In the meantime I will be here coming apart at the seams. I need to go find something quiet I can make while I sit on the couch with him to ease my mind and pass the time.

*Really, the worry is the kicker. I do not deal well with worrying about my kid like this for this long.

15 comments:

  1. I've come out from lurking to say that it sounds like the pits at your house. Sorry.

    Thanks for the email correspondence the other day. I managed to find a bag of wooden beads for dolls (vintage too) at my antique store! Score!! I've been busy making a few dolls. If you'd like to see them, send me an email. I haven't posted them on the blog. Thanks for being such an inspiration. I'm addicted to your blog!!

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  2. Oh Sarah, I know just how you feel. Isaiah spiked a 103 fever when John was in the hospital in December, and I didn't sleep a wink. I can't believe the doctor wants you to wait until Sat! Isaiah was put on antibiotics and his fever went away almost immediately. Poor Jack and you! Hopefully he get's better soon and you get a nap!

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  3. One more day? Don'tcha just wish you had lied and said he had been sick since a day earlier? Man! They don't make it easy to get into the doctor. I hope that he sleeps some today so you can rest.

    Thanks so much for the cutable submission! How fun. I will look into whip up too. I have another idea along these lines and I am going to *attempt* a tutorial.

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  4. There's nothing worse than having a child sick...

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  5. *hugs*

    Hope things improve soon!

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  6. Sorry Sarah, I know you're at your wits end! Worrying and no sleep really takes its toll. Hope he's better very soon.

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  7. I'm right there with you. I wish this sick stuff would just stop. I think it's everywhere, seriously.

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  8. Hang in there! Sending good thoughts your way!

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  9. worrying is the worst! Hang in there, I know you all are going to be OK!!!

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  10. 4 days of fever before you can see the doctor? That sounds crazy. Hope it clear soon and you don't catch it.

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  11. I am so sorry, all can say is hang in there. I know you are barely hanging in there but soon Jack will feel better and you can sleep. Clarice

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  12. I know the feeling. Sometimes the worry over my daughter becomes so intense I feel like I won't be able to stand another minute of it. Ah motherhood...

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  13. O u poor mom. Ive been waging the war on worry for 23 years. It never stops. Hope everyone is back to par and you are getting much needed rest.
    smiles
    LiBBy

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  14. So sorry Lil Jck is sick. Hope the ears are better soon and he is on the mend!!
    Yes you need rest and sleep. Mama Worrying can wear you slap out!!!

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  15. I don't know what your doctor's is like, but I always take them in when I think they need to go. Forget what the nurse says! They don't know your kid!

    I just call and get an appointment. Usually to find out that it's the beginning of ear infections. I say don't ask, just take him in when you think he needs to be seen. You are his Mama and you know him better than anyone.

    Just sayin'...

    I'm glad to see that he's doing better!

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