Alright everyone, here's an update on Brenna. The poor thing. Just when it seemed like everyone was getting better BAM she gets it. And in a worse way than the rest of us. But don't worry, she is going to SURVIVE! I did take her to the doc's, and just as I suspected, it is viral. Even though her temp spiked clear up to almost 102*! So it's mostly upper airway, like croup. SO he recommended some steroids for 3 days. I did fill the prescription, but I only gave her two doses. I know, I make a really bad patient. Even though I'm a nurse, I really don't like the use of medicine unless it's absolutely necessary. The steroids are for anti-inflammatory purposes, so since she seems less 'inflammed," I did not administer. The croupy barky-ness is definitely worse when she cries...in fact she starts to sound rather like a monster when she gets all worked up. So we have done everything we can to stop her from crying EVER, and I think she has caught on to the game. She seriously cries when I am not holding her ALL. THE. TIME. I love her. But sometimes I do not want to hold her while trying to do my hair...or make dinner...
So today my really sweet visiting teacher came to visit me. I must have looked HORRENDOUS! I had been SO overwhelmed taking care of Brenna (and Kaylee is always loving the spotlight) so by the time she came by, I had just barely showered and dried my hair (which looks like a wild animal at this stage of the hair-doing process), and it was late afternoon. I explained to her how it's been so crazy with all the illnesses and doctor visits, and crying baby. She gave me the hand out and left me to my madness. I was so embarassed. I felt so frustrated, like my life is just so out of my control! How can I do this? How do people have more than 2 kids? I am not cut out for it! I need some time to BREATHE!
BUT much to my suprise and relief and joy, she called later saying she was coming by to bring dinner. I seriously wanted to cry! I was so overwhelmed with relief! It was exactly what I needed before having a nervous breakdown. Even though I'm sure she'll never read this, I just want to shout out a big THANK YOU for a ray of sunshine on my cloudy day that saved my sanity. All is well at the Bringhurst house. Halleleuia!!!
When I can get control of my life again, I will be posting about my dad/sisters visit last week...so stay tuned!!