And this is why I can’t get a REAL job

Typical…really. I’ve committed to working tomorrow. I can’t call in. So, of course, M. is in distress.

Her cough never really got better with the antibiotic for the sinus infection…it DID sound like it was going deeper. I decided to wait and see what happened when she finished the Zithromax. I wasn’t expecting her to wake up cough free, but I was expecting her to get back to status quo…and not have her asking for treatments.

Today, when she got out of dance, she was coughing rather consistently. (to the point where one mom made a comment to another mom about “keeping sick kids home.”) She asked for a treatment before we even left the studio. I gave her a shower (hoping maybe the steam would open her up) and she coughed all the way through it. She got dressed and said, “Mommy…you forgot to give me a treatment.” I grabbed my trusty stethoscope and gave a listen. At first, I didn’t hear anything unusual…until I went down to the base of her lung…there, clear as a bell, a lovely wheeze.

Which brings me to the original point of the post. Because M. doesn’t typically wheeze, I need to call her pulmo. He will most likely want to see her…which I won’t be able to do. It’s SO hard for me to let Rob take her to pulmo appointments. I can handle him bringing her to the regular pediatrician…but specialist appointments…I have a hard time with it. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep my phone on tomorrow, so I can at least talk to Donna, and then have her call Rob if Dr. D. thinks he needs to see her.

I’m just so tired of this. Let me slide into being six for a moment, to whine “It’s NOT FAIR!!!” I don’t want to have to worry all the time. I don’t want to have to keep a nebulizer plugged in and at the ready all the time. (oh, I mean 2…I keep one in her bedroom and one in the playroom) I don’t want to have to worry when we fly, because I have to bring machinery on the plane. I want my baby to be able to breathe all the time. I don’t want her to have to know when she needs a treatment. Can we stop this ride, I want to get on a different one.

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