Monday, March 4, 2013

Sickies...I said go away - I meant it!!!

Wow!  Seriously, just as I thought all of the sickness was finally starting to subside, my son gets hit with a nasty vomiting bug Saturday night - he literally was sick for over 10 hours, and neither of us slept a wink all night long.  Poor guy - he was pitiful, and I felt so bad for him!  Yesterday was a day of just TRYING to catch up on some sleep...trying being the key word.  It didn't work!  I'm soooo tired today, but at least this time hubby was able to stay home with the sick one...I just don't have the days to do it!  Ack! 

Last week, to add to the family fun, I got an email from my daughter's teacher - she said that my daughter didn't seem to be listening to instructions, and had heard the same complaint from the gym teacher.  So, she asked if I could send her to the school nurse to have her hearing tested - of course I said yes!  Turns  out my poor girl has virtually no hearing in her right ear...she's 9!  How in the world could we have missed this?  Talk about feeling like an awful!  So, after I heard the results from the testing, I contacted our ENT - we have an appointment scheduled for tomorrow.  I'm hoping and praying that it is something that is easily fixed, and not permanent damage.  It does make me wonder, thought...she has had so many ear infections (two ruptured eardrums), her adenoids and tonsils removed due to pressur on the eardrum when she was 4, along with tubes - does this go back to all of that?  Again...she listens (for the most part...much of the time it's selected) at home, so I never seemed to give it a thought that there might be an issue.  Anyway - there are times you feel okay as a mother, and other times you just feel crappy - this is one of those moments.  :(  Anyway - she seems completely unphased by it - hubby and I (and even the grandparents) seem much more concerned.  The other day when I picked her up from school the only thing she seemed upset about was the fact that they found a bad work etched into a desk at the Y -when I asked about her testing she was ho-hum.   But she kept bringing up that really bad word...and yes, it was bad - she was so insistent on me knowing what it was, her brother was begging to hear it too...I told her she had BETTER NOT tell him, and that she had better not repeat it again!!! 

Anyway - gotta get back to work.  I'm going to make an honest effort to at least try to get on here and update once a week...we'll see how it goes!  Hope you all have a wonderful Monday, and hope the sickies stay away for all!