Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Thursday, April 26, 2007

The seniors graduate tonight. Or at least their pinning ceremony is tonight. I wasn't planning on going because I have been up since 4:40 this morning but Jennifer's significant other called me about 15-20 minutes ago and said "Jennifer wants to know if you'll go with her to the pinning tonight because she doesn't want to go alone." BLAH Dang it for me loving my friends.. so a shower later I'm back in scrubs and waiting to go with Jennifer. I swear I see that girl more than I see my own son. I won't even get to see River tonight :( *sigh* Maybe I'll peak in on him when I get home. It will be nice to see the seniors get pinned though... give me hope for the future LOL. I have 112 days left until August 16th... it's getting closer..

We are selling off River's large diaper stash because he really needs to be back in Mediums he's slimmed down since he's been running around and I just don't like the way the covers fit him.. We're going to put him back in the medium FB's that he was in for 9 months before we switched.. only problem is we sold all but 2 of those off as well so we need to buy more. Not a big deal.

I can't believe how big my little boy is getting.. someone make him stop please...

Cheli On Monday, April 16, 2007

I'm up... don't want to be up but I am.

Doug had work today.. he got up at 4:50. His alarm went off, his phone alarm went off, he got up to pee, he slammed around a bit trying to get dressed, he slammed around more trying to make coffee.. and finally I just gave up and got up. My alarm isn't set to even go off for another 20 minutes and I've already been up for 20. BLAH I want to go back to bed. I have clinicals Today, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The seniors have Leadership this week so they have thrown the Juniors to them and that means I have to go to a nursing home. I HATE nursing homes. The staff always wants things done their way, when they want it done, etc etc and by the time I get there and get on the floor etc etc I have nothing to do. So then I have to look busy for 6 hours. BLAH

Linda wanted us to go to Wal-Mart for her last night.. at 8:30 UGHHHHH she knows we both have to be up very very early but she waits until we're almost ready to head to bed before she asks us to go. Of course we go because Doug is incapable of telling her no. 9:45 we finally get home. In bed about 10:15. Alarm off at 4:50. I'm tired.

River is doing okay. He had something going on with his eye over the weekend but I have no idea what it was... I've been watching it, if it's not better this morning I'll take him back to the doctor but it was looking much better last night so we'll see.

I have exactly 4 months left of school... I wish it would hurry.. I'm sick of getting up 5 days a week at the crack of dawn (or before) and not getting paid for it. *sigh*

Oh yeah... Kyree had her kittens 2 nights ago. She had 3 of them.. 2 boys and a girl. They are so sweet.. here's a pic of River seeing the new kitty.

Kitten 002

Cheli On Monday, April 9, 2007

Back to the daily grind..

Doug had to get up at 4:50 for work this morning. I have to be up about 5:45.. I just decided to get up with him since I slept like crap last night anyway. So I'm sitting here enjoying my coffee and waiting until I have to get the baby up to get him ready for daycare. I have clinicals today.. supposed to be there no later than 7.. daycare doesn't open until 6:30.. Shands is at least 20 minutes away and that's without traffic.. and there is ALWAYS traffic at 6:30am so I'm screwed.. oh well.. this is the way it has to be for now.

I really don't want to send the baby to daycare today.. I don't think he's running at 100% yet but what's a girl to do. Doug HAS to work or he'll get fired, I HAVE to go to clinicals or I'll get kicked from the program.. So River HAS to go daycare. He hasn't run a temp of any measurable amount for over 48 hours but as of last night he still had a bit of the viral exantham left (it's a rash). Hopefully that's gone this morning. If not.. I'm putting him in a onesie so that perhaps they don't notice it much.. I know that's bad but I can't afford to get called from them saying he has to be picked up.. maybe if I can at least make it until 11:30-12 with out the call coming in I can get credit for a full day at clinicals.

I HATE having to send him to daycare still sick. Hell, I hate having to send him to daycare period. Doug has put in for going part time for work. He'll work 4 days a week instead of 5. 2 of the days will be the weekend so I'll be home and the other two days will be late evening so I'll be home in the evening on those days and he'll be home during the day. I already figured the bills out, we'll make it work like that but it won't be fun.. But it will be better, then we can pull River out of daycare. I just keep telling myself that it will get better. It will be better once I graduate.. and I graduate in 129 days. It's hard to believe that there is only 4 months left.. I've been in the program for 9 months already. River was 5 months old when I started and he'll be 14 months old in 2 days. Where the hell has the time gone??

I factored out my GPA.. I have a 3.8 right now. If I can get all A's for the remainder or the course I'll get a final GPA of 3.95 or something like that. Go me. The seniors have 2 weeks left of school and then they are done and we become the seniors. WOO HOOO I can't wait. The new class starts in May and we'll be the seniors to them.. thats a trip.

Cheli On Friday, April 6, 2007

River is feeling a littel bit better... I think.

He went all day today with out a fever (YAY!) But he developed a rash on his chest which later this afternoon spready to his back and his face. I asked the PA about it when we went to his appointment this morning and she said it's a viral exantham. Which usually appears on kids at the end of a viral infection and then spontanously disappears. Let's up this is the end of his being sick... He did a lot of sleeping today but was more himself when he was awake. I miss my happy baby.

He's talking alot more.. still not really saying anything but talking.

Doug is off tomorrow and then Sunday he starts his new schedule. 6:00 am to 2:30pm . He'll be home in the evenings. YAY. We're looking at having him switch to evenings and go part time for the last few months I have school. That way he is here most evenings and we can pull River out of daycare. I just don't think the kid has enough immune system to take it. Not to mention it would save us money.

I have to study tomorrow since Doug will be home. I have clinicals monday and then a final on Tuesday but I have a short week next week I have Thursday and Friday off.. not sure why.

I have no idea if this post makes any sense as I'm very tired but I wanted to update for those who actually give a damn.

Cheli On Wednesday, April 4, 2007

I have a very sick little boy :(

I picked him up from the daycare Monday afternoon and he was burning up. Took his temp as soon as we got home 102.7 and gave him Motrin.. waited an hour and took it again 103.5.. called the pedi and was told to give him a dose of Tylonel waited another 45 minutes took his temp again 103.1 decided to take him to the ER because he wouldn't eat, was very crabby and the fever wasn't coming down. The ER did a chest x-ray and come to find out he has "thickening of mucous in the lungs" translation.. the start of pneumonia. They don't do blood work, no urine specimen, prescribe him Amoxicillin and send him home. Tell me that he might be having a reaction the soy milk and to talk to the pedi about it.

Tuesday, I go to school to take my unit exam and final and get a call before the first test from Doug.. he says 'I don't know what I should do... his temp is 104.2" *sigh* Motrin, luke warm bath, nice drink.. I'll be home as soon as I can. I get home baby is sleeping. Later in the evening I get a call from a friend of mine, she thinks she is in labor and doesn't want to go to the hospital alone. Doug and I put the baby to bed before I leave at 8 and I got home about 1:30 this morning just in time for River to wake up crying. I get him up and decide to change him and take his temp.. 104.2.. more motrin. Back to bed. He wakes up at 8:45 this morning and his temp is 105. Lukewarm bath, offer liquids which he won't take, and more motrin. Call the pedi... she says take him to Wolfson's (the Children's Hospital in Jacksonville). Off we go.. We get there and his temp is down to 102.3 and she gives him Tylonel in Triage. We go back into the ER and they do a chest x-ray, start an IV line so they can get blood, and get a urine specimen (for anyone who has ever had a sick 1 year old.. urine specimen= catherization = really really pissed off kid). Take all records to lab and we wait. Doc comes in and says he has pneumonia (duh) and he has a UTI. She orders a round of IV antibiotics called Rocephin and tells us that we can take him home afterward but we need to monitor his temp every 4 hours and give him Motrin every 6 and come back in 24 hours so he can get a muscle injection of the stuff. *sigh*

We got home about 4pm. River went down for a "nap" at 4:30.. he is still asleep and it's a quarter til Midnight :( My poor son.

I called my DON and told her that I wasn't at clinicals today and won't be there tomorrow.. she doesn't care. Said the baby is more important and I can make up the time later. I love my DON. Well it's nearly midnight.. I'm sure he'll be up in a few hours so I'm going to bed.