It's Friday, and I'm pooped.
Who can relate? This week has been hectic. Started out fine and productive, then my 20 month old got sick on St. Patrick's Day and has been running high and low sporadic fever ever since.
Now she's got a viral rash and is on Motrin and Tylenol every four hours. Most of the time she's okay - playing, eating a little but not a lot, snuggling, interacting with her cartoons, etc. Other times she's a little listless and tired, and is sleeping hard at night and for naps. If she stays on her medicine the fever stays gone, but if we miss a dose it pops up again.
Please pray she recovers fully AND soon so we can all feel better! I'm tired from getting up to check her fever and give her meds during the night, but thats nothing compared to the emotional exhaustion of worrying about her, of not being able to take her to the doctor easily because of our lack of insurance, etc. I've had a family member who is a PA look at her and determine her ears are fine, so no infection there, and tell us she's positive its just a virus. But you know how mommies worry! I hate feeling helpless and while she's doing fine, its not serious, I just hate not knowing if I'm doing all the right things. I think knowing that I can't just run up to the doctor's office as usual right now is making me paranoid.
She actually was able to get on a Medicaid program for children, and her card came in the mail just yesterday. But most of the clinics around here, including her own pediatrician's office, don't accept that kind of insurance. Very frustrating! But I decided last night that God is still the Great Physician, and His services are free, and He was just going to have to take care of her. =)
Please pray we all get some rest and she feels better soon. I have high hopes, because as I type this, she's standing on the floor, bent over all the way and peering at me upside down through her legs. lol