Wednesday, February 20, 2008

OH NO...she hasn't blogged in a while!

You are guaranteed some kind of entertaining story when it has been a week or more since I have blogged! Today is without a doubt no exception!

I am done...This is not what I signed up for...Although I say this all in jest, it is how I feel right now. To say these last two weeks have been the longest of my life would be an understatement!

*Disclosure: If you do not want to hear a bunch of self-loathing, skip to the pics! This is my blog and I need to vent right now!

So get to the point already right? Here is a little taste of what we have done the last couple of weeks:
Last Monday, you know that we went to the Dr. and both kids turned up with ear infections. No biggie...been there done that multiple times. As the week went on, Elliot started feeling worse and so did her momma! Wednesday night while bathing her, we notice her cyst on her chest was slightly swollen and red. (She has had a small cyst since she was born that has never caused any problems...until that day!) Thursday the cyst started swelling even more and the Ped's office wanted me to bring her in on Friday to take a look at it. We go see Dr. Foster Friday morning and he switched her meds to help treat what looked like a simple infected cyst.

Meanwhile, I am starting to feel so bad I made the choice when they were done to drag them to the Dr. with me. Being I haven't been to the regular Dr. in 4 years for illness...you know I was feeling bad! So off we went, two babies, two Drs offices, two waiting rooms...ONE TIRED MOMMA! It ended up that I had let my allergies get out of hand and cedar is blooming (which I am terribly allergic to...who knew?). A shot, a z-pack & some allergy meds later...I am starting to feel somewhat "normal" again. Luckily while we were there, Dr. Fox, who is a college friend, looked at Elliot's cyst to see what he thought. He concurred with the treatment we were on and said to keep a watch on it but that it "should" be significantly better by Monday.

Skip to Sunday and we head to church. The kids did great in their class and we headed to lunch with some family friends. Elliot proceeds to SCREAM the entire time. Nothing would calm her down. Her cyst by now had doubled in size and looked like a golf ball under her skin. So we leave lunch and I have Ryan drop me off at the Drs office. To sum that experience up, it was an hour of screaming and another hour and a half of holding a sleeping little angel who just wanted to feel better. Two & a half hours later, we get in with the Dr. (Same friend who saw us on Friday thank goodness because he could see the difference it had taken on in just 48 hours.)

The first words out of his mouth were..."Why did you bring her to me? I am about to have to do something I DO NOT want to do!". That is comforting to hear...

I will spare you the bloody, ear deafening screaming details but 7 shots of Lydocaine and three incisions later, we find out that her cyst had abessed and she had a bad case of staph infection.
So you would hope that we just give her meds and that would be the end of it. Oh no my friend.

Staph means highly contagious until she is healed and done with the meds. Staph means her & Keaton can share NOTHING right now. Staph means no sharing cups (impossible for my kids). Staph means separate baths in separate tubs. Staph means bleaching your whole house, washing a gagillion loads of laundry, germexing until your hands crack. Staph means I feel like a maid. Basically...STAPH SUCKS!

And the best part to top all of this off.....
Keaton went from 4 to 9 (almost 10) teeth in the last week and Elliot went from 4 to almost 9. Yes, we also cut 11 teeth last week in the midst of all of this chaos!

So if I am slow to return calls, emails, just being a bad friend in general...you now know why. And next week, watch out NWA...we will be hitting the town hard just to get out of this bleached covered house!

*No pity needed, just needed to vent this morning over my cup of coffee. Until then, here are some pics for you all!



*These are the cards the kids made for their daddy for Vday...



*The kids LOVE playing with Nana's pot & pans!



*Our little Linus


*Kissing Nana's boo boo...


Oh wait, see it, look close...it that a hint of blue sky? (Look fast because more ice is coming tonight...where is April when you need it?)

This is how I found the kids yesterday watching Mickey Mouse...







Gotta love snotty noses!

13 comments:

Leslie said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I am so sorry you and your kiddos have had such a bad 2 weeks. That just sounds miserable. During their rotavirus...I thought I just couldn't do it. And it was no where near this hard. I pray everyone is getting better. It's almost impossible when you feel sick too.
Keep me posted of any special prayers.
Hang in there friend!!

Whitney said...

OH my goodness Melissa- you have just had a miserable few weeks. I am so sorry! How in the world did you guys get through all of that? Hopefully the worst is behind you & everyone is starting to feel better! Cute pictures!

Barbara Manatee said...

Poor baby! Poor mama! I hope it heals quickly and that you can soon all get some sort of reprieve from this, that, and everything else that's landed in your laps lately!

Amy Mc. said...

I am speechless. I thought I had it rough when I had one baby getting 8 teeth in 6 weeks with 3 colds. I will be praying for you all that everyone gets better. Hang in there.

Tiffany said...

Regardless of her supercharged cyst...Eli looks darling as usual. So sorry you had one of those, I'm outta here weeks.

And, I know I've said it before, but I have to say it again....I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics you take. Ahhh. You have an eye....it's nice too when your shooting adorable subjects.

Hope things are clearing up for you. I guess you can look at it this way, you already have your Spring cleaning done. Now if only Spring would come.

Tiffany said...

p.s. I vote for you putting the b&w pics of the kids on your sidebar. The ones you made into cards. They need to be seen everyday!

TDavis said...

OK, I feel SO SORRY for Ms. Elliot! Greg has had staph and I remember well him gritting his teeth and screaming while the ER doctor drained and cleaned it. I'm so, so, so sorry you've had to deal with that! Hope things are looking up soon. Aren't we all ready for spring?!

Melissa said...

Tiffany...I added the pics just for you!!!

Tiffany said...

YAY! Looks fabulous!

Dugans said...

wow- they are adorable. Now I think that I have a crazy life- look at you and your beauties! bless you, and I hope they feel better soon.

JoEllyn said...

WOW! These crazy times do provide you with a lot of crazy stories!! Good thing you have this blog so you can remember them and show them one day. They will love reading about them! They ARE precious! LOVE the snotty nose pics!

Kim said...

Bless EE's heart and yours too! Hang in there. LIfe with two is definitely a barrel of craziness!

Angela said...

Oh my word! And I thought I was having a bad week with a dbl ear infection with my little (16 month old) daughter! I will not complain!! Oh- I can just imagine what you have been going through!! I HOPE that things are on the up and up soon.

Your little ones are absolutely ADORABLE. This is such a fun age, isn't it!??!