Friday, September 06, 2013

This Year Just Keeps Getting Better


On Sunday Rory came down with high temperatures, a blocked nose and he was definitely not his usual hyperactive self.  It was quite strange seeing him sit listlessly on Duncan's lap.  Normally he's wriggling around, being very 'busy'. 

He has had eczema on and off since he started solids in early July.  I took him to the doctor who thought it might be connected with teething.  But he doesn't have any teeth yet, and doesn't seem to be showing any signs of getting any soon.

By Monday morning, the eczema was shocking.  We took him to a doctor in Albany as we thought it might be Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.  Due to the fact that it was also on his back, chest and behind his knees (and not on his feet), the doctor said that it wasn't.  I think his temperature has been making the eczema worse, but now it seems to have been brought under control with Panadol.  He's also been on penicillin for an inflamed throat and has been finding feeding difficult.

Now we're on a strict elimination diet to see what was causing the eczema in the first place.

His sleeping is now in the realm of shocking!  He's up every hour, crying loudly and if you don't go to him, he soon becomes hysterical.  He usually wakes 4-6 times per night anyway, even when he's well, but this is just horrible.  I'm really worried about Duncan who gets up to the majority of the wake-ups to let me rest.  We've even tried co-sleeping, but it makes no difference.  He's not hungry because when I offer him milk, he only takes a bit and has had enough.

My poor bubba has had cold after cold this winter and now this!  But everyone has sick kids, Sarah, you say.  What else is new?

To make things worse, I'm having my belated 30th birthday party this Saturday.  Everything has been organised.  After my initial worries that no-one would come (I'm having it here on the farm), I now have around 80 people coming.  So much for thinking that no-one loves me!

I will NOT cancel!  We've already had to postpone our trip to Sydney because of my depression.  I will NOT cancel everything I've been looking forward to.

Rory was much more cheerful yesterday. 

But the horror night wakings continue.

We're booked in to visit Ngala next week.  It can't come soon enough!


Deb said...

Oh Sarah! So sorry to hear Rory's been so unwell. I'll be praying for ya.

Karen said...

Praying here too. I hope you enjoy the party (happy birthday, by the way!) and that the days until Ngala go quickly. Take care xx

Sarah said...

Thanks! xx

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, Sarah, I´m very sorry to hear of all the trouble and pain! Guess it was the right thing to do to have your party, hope you could enjoy it - and happy belated Birthday from here, too!

Joanna said...

Sleep deprivation and an unhappy baby is such an awful combination when you are already doing it tough. I really hope you are all getting a bit more sleep. The mother-baby unit where I was admitted was also a sleep school and I found it soooo helpful having help to get my bub in a routine.