Friday, April 14, 2006

Completely Drained!

I am going to start by saying that I am going to whine quite a bit in this post. So, if you don't want to listen to a pathetic Mother whose child has been through the ringer this week...then go ahead and exit out of this post.

Now, for those that stayed to "hear" me whine...here goes:

Parenting is not supposed to be like this! In the past week I have:

1) Held my child while 20 needles where poked in her back (to check for allergies)
2) Watched her be put to sleep by "laughing gas" twice so she could undergo procedures(which included a total of 7 IV attempts...yes, 7...she looks like an IV drug user!).
3) Experienced the pain right along with her of 3 blood draws
4) Answered numerous questions about my pregnancy, our living situation, our pets, her development, what size underwear I wear (OK...I'm exagerating there)...only to turn around and answer the EXACT SAME FRICKIN QUESTIONS AGAIN 5 MINUTES LATER...then again 5 minutes after that!! READ the CHART people!!!
5) Held her down for 3 X-rays
6) Soothed her time and time again while she screamed bloody murder
7) removed blood from my brand new white shirt (her nose was bleeding excessively after a sinus biopsy)
8) Held her down while they did a catheder to obtain a urine specimen...and right after that they did a nasal suction (tube WAY up the nose) to obtain a "booger" specimen!

Yes, I am exhausted..and I do not see the light at the end of the tunnel right now. My child is admitted into the "dark abyss" otherwise known as the hospital. While it is a wonderful place and I am so glad that it is there...I don't want US to have to be there. And, to top it all off...we STILL don't know why Emma is sick this evening. SIGH!! As we head into the weekend when the hospital turns into a ghost town...we patiently wait for Monday as Doctors will emerge once again into daylight...hopefully with a very bright and cheery insight for us! Until then...I am feeling a "little" BLUE!!!

Thanks for listening! Here's a great picture of my little princess!! I pray for her to look this healthy and happy again very soon!!

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7 comments:

LCRsMom said...

Angie,
I am SO sorry that you are having to go through all of that! I completely understand and know that you must look back at some of this and say "How on Earth did I make it through that?" I will pray lots for you and Emma! Thank you for sharing what's been going on. You are not whining, you are simply taking a moment to express all the crud you've been going through and you have every right! I admire you and will keep you and Emma in my thoughts!

Marisa said...

Angie, I hope Emma starts feeling better. Thinking of you!

Love, Marisa

Laurie said...

Oh, Emma! You are SO BEAUTIFUL!

I'm so sorry y'all are in the hospital. Prayers for everything to go smoothly with the rest of the tests, and for y'all to get out soon!

Mary M - Kaitlyns Mom said...

Angie -

Thinking of you guys!

Sending prayers for Emma to feel better and for your continued strength.

Happy Easter!

DDM said...

Sending as much love and heartfelt hope I can, that Emma is doing much better, very soon. Hang on Momma! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Becca - Natalie's mommy said...

Emma- I am praying for you and your mommy. I pray that you get better quick!!!

PS - Natalie has the same dress!!

Patyrish said...

Almost everyone of those I have done...I have to say I got a huge lump in my throat remembering. I am praying so hard for you right now. Dealing with all that at once has got to be mind boggling and I KNOW IT'S FRUSTRATING.

I did giggle at number 4....the last time Makily was in I swear to you I was so tired of answering THE SAME FREAKING QUESTIONS I wanted to punch someone. I will NEVER understand why they don't JUST READ THE FREAKING CHART!!!

You are doing a wonderful job for that little red headed fighter of yours. Keep it up mamma!