I am. So. Tired.
I had a new oxygen rocket delivered for Maddie today. After the delivery man set it up and started to leave, I turned it on and it started to leak oxygen from every crevice. I had a small heart attack, then grabbed the guy before he drove off and had him fix it.
That was my excitement for the day. Hold on to your hats!
At this point in Maddie’s RSV battle, I suppose Adventures With Oxygen Rockets should be satisfying. Because heck, I could EASILY be posting, “Maddie had an x-ray today. Her RSV sucks.” Or something equally technical.
St. Grandma hung out with us today. She got Maddie to eat some solids. We have to carefully re-introduce regular foods to Maddie’s diet because (SPOILER ALERT! THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS DISGUSTING!) her stomach is full of the mucus that she coughs up and swallows. Dude, I know, I warned you that it was gross. So St. Grandma got her to eat, and Maddie was in a fantastic mood all day.
Then Mike came home, and Maddie was so perfect, I swear if anyone was secretly watching us they made like 87 babies in the hopes one of them would be Maddie. That’s how great she was.
But then. Then St. Grandma left, and Mike went to run an errand.
Maddie. Lost. Her. Cool.
She proceeded to throw up ALL OVER me. If you remember from a few days ago, this makes only the fifth time she’s ever dared refund her food on me. I did not enjoy it. I especially did not enjoy cleaning out the tiny tubes of her nasal cannula while she screamed like I was Freddy Krueger. While I stood there naked, because, ya know, my clothes were COVERED IN VOMIT and dripping puke all over the rug would not do.
So. I’m tired. Today (Tuesday) we see Dr. Looove. I predict she will say, “your baby still has RSV! Continue giving her round the clock oxygen, and I’ll see you next week!”
Ironically, Maddie is due for her RSV vaccine. Something tells me my insurance will deny it.
But, hey, I could be wrong. I’m not a doctor, I just play one on the interwebs.
Heather, I just have to say, I admire your gumption. To have such a great attitude and keep a sense of humour through all of Maddie’s medical traumas is amazing. Being a mum to a healthy child is tough enough. I can’t imagine the extra stress and heartache of having a child who has to fight for her life so often and at such a young age.
You are one great mama and Maddie is so lucky to have you. One day when she’s a surly teenager, I hope you show her all these posts from her early years so she can see what a great ally you are.
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Doctor, could you check out the weird rash I have by my collar bone?
Here’s to hoping everything goes will with doctor love.. no more RSV Maddie cakes!
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I hope Maddie is on the upswing of all of this – it sounds like you could use a break! On a happier note, her curls are gorgeous! I just love her features.
I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you don’t get thrown up on today. Good luck!
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nooooooooo. she’s so not allowed to barf on you!
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Mr Lady says:
They have an RSV vaccine? I had kids WAY too early.
She totally rocks the tubes, btw.
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This should absolutely NOT make me laugh. But it does.
And it also reminds me that you missed drinking mojito’s with me on inauguration day because you were busy getting her RSV vaccine. Big fat FAIL there, I’d say.
Good luck at the Dr.’s.
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Domestic Extraordinaire says:
I really hope that Dr.Looove has some better news for you than keep her tethered to her oxygen rocket. I am hoping that Maddie is feeling better soon and that you don’t get to add to your “Maddie’s recycled meals on Mom” Stats anytime soon.
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Love your blog and I know just how you feel about those oxygen rockets. My wife, baby and I were going to a wedding (excited to show off the new little one to all my friends) when 2 of the 3 oxygen tanks that were delivered the day before leaked. STRESS! It all worked out…we took one of those giant grandma tanks.
Hope all goes well with the RSV shots. It’s a wonder drug. My son (knock on wood) has never been sick.
It took Erin about 14 days to start feeling better.
I just have to say Maddie is so cute. I don’t how you do it, I have only one healthy little boy and feel pulled to the ends many days. You are always so happy and up going, you must be an amazing mom.
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I have heard they will still give Synagis since they can get RSV repeatedly. We have managed to avoid it so far, knock on wood!
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still puking… did Mike have lulz when you told him that Maddie had the gall to give you a second viewing of her food?
On a serious note, I really hope she’s on the “getting better” phase now.
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