Friday, March 19, 2010

S is for SICK

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


Georgiana said...

It's great that you have a PA in your family! A true blessing. Praying.

Christiana said...

I'm so sorry lil miss isn't feeling well. As the mom of three little ones, I know how frustrating, tiring, and worrisom that can be.

I also hear you on the insurance issue. There have been plenty of times that I've been good and sick, but because we don't have health insurance, there wasn't much I could do about it but take over-the-counter meds and wait it out. Thankfully, the kids do have insurance through the State and we have a wonderful doctor that we love. There must be a list of physicians you can ask for. Talk to some of the moms in your church or at work who might have the same insurance for their children and see who they recommend.

I admire your positive attitude, Betsy. Hang in there. I know you're going through a tough transition, but God will see you through it. I fully believe that.

I'm praying for you!

Becky said...

Sorry to hear Little Miss hasn't been feeling good. No fun for anyone! I can relate to the insurance ordeal...I recently "graduated" off of my parents plan and it's been hard to find a replacement (don't have option through work). Will be praying for a strong & quick recovery! God is so faithful! 2 years ago today I was scheduled for lithotripsy surgery to break up a large kidney stone, but I ended up walking out of the hospital surgery-less with an amazing miracle story when the doctors couldn't find the stone on the x-ray anywhere! God is so faithful to see us through every situation. If it's important to us, it's important to Him. Ps. 121