last weekend caroline and her dad were able to take a quick spring break vacay to st. simons. of course as she always does, caroline came down with strep while away. 9 out of 10 caroline vacations result in strep. seriously. i hated that i wasn't there to take care of her. not that her dad couldn't do a fine job. in fact he did a great job. i just like being there when my kids are sick. thankfully the strep symptoms came on two days in to their vacation so she still had plenty of scooter riding and swim time.
i'm pretty certain that caroline probably had strep before she even left and that hadley caught an off shoot virus from that. she went to the doctor friday for a rash, then sunday came down with a fever and vomiting. i took her back to the doc on monday to which they did a strep and uti test (won't even go into details on how painful that was for my poor girl). both tests were negative and proved she just had a nasty virus. the worst of the symptoms for her though has been her sore throat. it has made her miserable... not eating, not sleeping, and lots of crying. poor baby has been miserable for 5 days. we both desperately need a good night sleep for sure.waking up 5-6 times a night makes me appreciate her well nights with just one wake up. easy to take that for granted, the sleep and the healthy that is.
two points i guess i am trying to make in my short post are:
- moms want to take care of their babies & kids when they are sick. i think this just might be instinctual, right.
- nothing else gets accomplished when there are sick kids in the house (ie- wordless wednesday). and i had to come to grips with the fact that this is ok. that it is ok for everything else in the house and elsewhere to suffer when someone needs taking care of. that's that. period. the laundry, dishes, cleaning, organizing... all could wait.
so caroline is healthy and hadley is on her way to healthy. and that makes me a happy mom.