1.26.2015

There's a Brightside.

If you follow me on Instagram then you know how my week went last week, rough. 

 
We started it with Aiden getting RSV last weekend and by Tuesday Madison had to be admitted to the hospital with Pneumonia.  It was so scary, her fever spiked to 103.8 and didn't respond to meds at all we took her to the doctor on Monday and she tested negative for the flu and was sent home, but Oliver rushed her to the ER Tuesday morning after her breathing became rapid and her fever wouldn't come down. An X-ray showed she had pneumonia in her left lung and her oxygen levels were in the 80's. The admitted her for 4 days. 


Having a child in the hospital is the most emotionally draining situation I think I've ever been through. I'm thankful she was able to be put in a hospital close to our house, Oliver and I switched off days and nights although he was a trooper and took night shift, the plastic green 'bed seat' left much to be desired. Aiden went to stay with my MIL, I didn't want him at the hospital at all because he was still recovering from his RSV and the very last thing I wanted was for him to get hospitalized too. We were sure she would be able to go home on Thursday so I planned to go to work. When I got to work Oliver called me and said that her stats fell too much during the night and she had to be put back on oxygen so she would have to stay another 24 hours. I just lost it, I couldn't stop crying even though physically I knew she was going to be fine the stress just wore me out. 


I hadn't seen Aiden since Sunday night and by Thursday I literally felt like my heart was breaking. I was missing him so much, but I knew Oliver needed a break so I had to stay at the hospital all day so he could get some sleep at home. I was also stressing about the money, they come in and tell you your estimated portion about .5 second after you check in and she was staying another day past that. Two sick kids and 7 doctor visits with large co-pays that don't count to your out of pocket and then a hospital stay - all in January?! I was very overwhelmed. 


I'm extremely glad that all of my babies are home and on the mend, Oliver and I ended up getting sick AGAIN either from the hospital or the stress, probably both. We spent the weekend at home, cleaning and resting. Both the kids are doing breathing treatments every 4 hours, steroids, and antibiotics twice a day.


This Daddy's girl was stuck to my side all weekend though, I loved it. She was begging to help do chores around the house and she's actually very helpful with a lot of things, like the Shark. We also cleaned out the bathtub and shower with this little pinterest concoction.


 You heat up some vinegar and pour in the baking soda - which will fizz up {Madison thought it was the best thing ever} - and add blue Dawn. You let it soak on the tub and then wipe clean, sparkling!


My life always feels more on track when my house is clean, when I'm really really stressed cleaning actually makes me feel better. To end the week with a bang my car freaked out and wouldn't start. I can't even. The only bright side is that I had free roadside assistance and that my car is still under warranty, I'm actually putting off calling the dealership right now because I'm not sure I can handle and more bad news at the moment. 

I woke up this morning feeling better than I have in days so here's to a better week, a working car, and healthy kids! 

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28 comments :

  1. Make sure you switch out everyone's toothbrushes! I forgot to do that once and our whole house got sick AGAIN and the second time was even more horrible than the first!

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    1. Thanks for posting that Sharon! That's just what I was going to say!

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    2. Thank you for the reminder!!!

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  2. Oh my mama! So sorry it's been such a rough go of it! :( I'm glad everyone is on the mend! Hugs mama!!

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  3. Thoughts are with you all! Glad the kiddies are all getting better and hope this week gets exponentially better!

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  4. Oh man, I'm stressed and exhausted for you after reading that. I was wondering all week how things were going for you guys. Thankfully that isn't something I've never had to deal with but I couldn't imagine what you guys were all going through. But thankfully it sounds like everyone is getting healthy and that's most important. And why is it when cars break down I just cry? Hang in there girl. Embrace those beautiful little kids and thank the lucky starts they're healthy!!! Sending hugs to all of you!

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  5. So glad to hear the kiddos are on the mend and that you are feeling better. Prayers for your family!! Xoxo

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  6. When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. Quote by Edward Teller

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  7. It always happens in threes right?! So the car has to be it. Hugs, heal and prayers for sleep

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  8. Ugh, I'm so sorry, lady! Glad lil M is out of the hospital!

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  9. Very sorry for all you've been going through. Sometimes life feels like it won't let up. My daughter was hospitalized at age 9 for a burst appendix and it was terrifying and so stressful. I would have missed your sweet little man too. He's adorable! The same daughter (now 11) just got diagnosed with celiac disease and I feel like our lives are being turned upside down while we research a new way to live and eat. These trials have a way of lining up what is most important so quickly! I have to believe that God is still in control and there is good that can come out of suffering. I wish for you a perfectly "normal" week!

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  10. I am not even sure what to say about that week but WTF, man??? Jesus. I'm glad both of the little nuggets are on the mend.

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  11. Oh My!!! Many prayers and thoughts your way. Deep breaths. Everything is going to be ok!

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  12. so glad that everyone is on the mend. hoping for no more sickness!

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  13. Prayers!! You brighten so many folks day... I hope yours is brighter!!!!

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  14. I am so glad that both Madison and Aiden are feeling better. How scary. I can't even imagine. I don't know that I would have handled all of that as well as you did. You are amazing. I stress-clean too and I would love to fly Twilight Sparkle to Ohio to help me clean. And bring that Shark. Here's to a better week.
    xoxo
    Rachel

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  15. Dear God! What a week...my son, now 16, first came down with "RSV like" symptoms and also pneumonia when he was 18 months old and had to be hospitalized. He, in my opinion, has suffered from weak lungs every since then. We still have the nebulizer which he has to use when he gets colds, viruses, etc. because they always hit him hard in the lungs. That is some nasty illnesses your babies had :( and you and Oliver also. I hope you all get rest and can feel better soon.

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    1. Oh wow, I'm worried about their weakened lungs too, we are not quite out of the season of nastiness yet.

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  16. SUPERMOM, is all I can think of when reading this!! So glad your babies and you and Oliver are feeling better! Hope the rest of 2015 is one of the best years ever! :)

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  17. I'm glad everyone is doing better! I tried that Pinterest concoction once and I don't know what I did wrong, but the mixture melted the spray bottle I put it in (I didn't heat it - just the chemical reaction) and the fumes once I sprayed it almost knocked me out! It worked though, lol.

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  18. Caleb had pneumonia right before Christmas. It was so scary!

    I have been told that he can easily have it again in the 3-4 months after. Just be aware and watch her!

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  19. Been thinking about your family! Many prayers!!

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  20. soooo glad that the kids are ok but I know that must of been such an emotional week!!! {{HUGS}} and hope the car is fixed quickly!!

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  21. i would make payments to the hospital!!! i know another payment isnt cool, but it will take the stress off for a minute while things settle down. And if your hospital is anything like our hospital, they are so excited that somebody wants to pay their bill they will take anything for a payment. I once paid $10 a week during a really crappy time in my life.

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  22. Oh gosh, Megan, that's a lot going on at once. Glad your babies are on the mend and I hope you're all feeling 100% better soon!

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  23. Oh Meg! I'm so glad to see that everyone is reunited at home. What a tough week - glad you found support with Oliver and your online family - We love and support you no matter what. I know everyone was praying for both your babies to be healthy!

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