Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Joining the Sick Club

Poor little MM. She got up at 5 this morning and came right into my room. Ususally she plays for a while in her room before coming out. She crawled up into bed with me. She was really wet & it smelled bad. We cuddled for a few minutes, then got her changed. She tried to lay back down with me, which is unusual for her cause she is usually hungry right away. She kept getting up & saying she had to go potty. She was also almost crying while holding herself - she never cries with her high pain threshold. After about the 20th time, DH & I got dressed and took her to the ER, assuming a UTI. She does have a bad UTI, but also a right ear infection & tonsillitis! Oooops! I thought she just had a runny nose & cough. It is so hard to tell with her ASD how sick she is. She is usually just "off". I should have known something was up yesterday when she wanted to stay with Mommy instead of going to Nana's.

Please pass the bad mommy award this way for missing the other infections.

So, she is home today with Daddy & I. I had planned to go get a lot of my Christmas shopping done this morning. No wonder I am not in the mood this year. It is always something!


Colleen said...

Oh I am so sorry ...Hope she feels better soon!

Ellen said...

Oh, don't beat yourself up. We've missed Max ear infections a few times, and there was no way we could have known until he got pretty bad...

Fast recovery to MM!

Ellen said...

Please don't be so hard on yourself. On several occasions, we have not caught Max's ear infections until they developed into full-blown, painful ones. There was no real way to know.

Hope MM has a speedy recovery!

therextras said...

ditto Ellen's comment.

That was just what I was thinking as I read your post. (Great minds think alike, eh, Ellen?)

Think of yourself not as bad, but as 'baddest' as in bad is the new good. You can pick-up a baddest Mommy blogger award on my site - scroll down one post. Barbara