“I got a boogie!” All who read and follow my blog know that Emma has been sick, very sick with RSV, read more about that here. I will be the first to admit that being a stay at home mom, my patience is pretty low and when we were told she had a really bad cold, I thought, “Ok she is sick with a cold, but seriously do I need to hear her whine every 30 seconds about needing to me to blow her nose”.
Yes, even though she was unhappy about her nose, she was not going to learn how to blow it herself. So either myself or Kevin was going to have to take one for the team and continue to help her blow her nose.
And furthermore, as bad as this must sound, by around Saturday afternoon, almost 2 1/2 days in (yes I count the middle of the night when she woke up first feeling sick in all this–hey it felt longer than that even by that point), Kevin and even I might have lost what little patience we had left telling her she needed to blow her own damn nose.
Yes, she was sick and we found out just how sick that night at the urgent care we took her to, which completely contradicted the very bad cold theory of her normal pediatrician. So, of course, I felt more than my share of guilt on this one and so much more by the end of the night.
But flash forward days after as she was getting better. The very high fever had departed, her appetite and energy had returned, and we still were left with the whining. Oh my god the whining! Seriously, I know she is a little girl and still not 100%, but the whining about her damned nose was driving me quite mad. I even took to Twitter to complain about this.
Here is the original tweet:My Desperate Mother’s Tweet About No More Boogies!!!
I am not kidding when I say this was truly making me want to stab my eyes out of my head.
The other lovely side effect of her being sick. The once mild mannered kid, who would take her medicine just fine, had decided that since she threw up the first night after having a coughing fit after taking medicine in the middle of the night that no way in hell was she taking anymore.
We had to literally hold her down to get her to take any medicine. Didn’t matter the flavor, the amount, she would fight us to the death each time she was due for a dose. And I got yelled at for not giving her enough as most know at urgent care. The doctor saw for herself, when she had to have us both hold her down while shooting the medicine in the syringe down Emma’s throat.
My mom even googled ways to get a child to take medicine, which included putting it into Hawaiian Punch (supposedly it doesn’t change the flavor of this punch). We didn’t have to try this though. Why? Because of course Lily got a touch of what Emma had. So far not nearly as bad, but definitely the cough and a little runny nose.
As soon as Emma saw Lily chug that medicine like a trooper, it was game on. Her baby sister wasn’t going to put her to shame. God if that would have only dawned on me days ago. As Adam Sandler once said in The Wedding Singer, “Things you could have told me yesterday!!” Now if only I could get her to blow her own nose or get rid of those boogies once and for all!! I am just saying and if you have any words of advice on that or anything in general, you know the drill leave them for me in the comments!!
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