many sleepless nights

we took hadley to the e.r. for the third time in her little life last wednesday.

poor girl has been having such a tough time throughout the month of december. she has double ear infections that just won't quit. the ear infections have also given her a constant runny nose and cough. you know sleep is slim in our house. she started out on amoxicillin as a treatment, which failed her. she moved on to omnicef, which failed her. then to augmentin, which was another big fat fail. so poor hadley is in the process now of receiving the antibiotic rocephin which is given to her via shots three days in a row. it hurts to see my little baby enduring so much pain. ughhh.... it is the worst feeling having to hold her down for the shot knowing it is so painful. i am told it is a thick, slow moving liquid so it burns for a few minutes. i am just really praying that this will be her cure. i so want her to feel well again. it has been a long time since she has felt that way. i put it on her christmas list but santa did not deliver. hopefully soon enough.

i went a head and booked her an appt with a ped ent at the end of january. i hope tubes are immediate! it worked for caroline and i hope they will give hadley the same relief.

look at her... so tiny in that e.r. bed with her little hospital band around her wrist

i want to add what a super help caroline has been throughout all of hadley's appts and treatments. she is such an amazing big sister and is always there right by hadley's side trying to make her smile and laugh. i am really the luckiest mom ever. don't know how we did it, but we did do something right with that big girl. hope to do the same with the little one. hadley is lucky to have caroline as a sister and as an example.


Ginny said...

I am so sorry she, and you as well, have to go through this. I am praying this does it for her. I also want you to know that I believe that I am the luckiest mother, so that makes you second luckiest. Mothering is a tough job and you are great at it. Always remember, your children learn by your example, hence Caroline's abilities.

Sara said...

Hope she feels better!!! She does look so cute in that bed though ;) smiling away...