I've been on a blogging hiatus mostly. I mean, a few cute pics thrown in here and there, but this is what we've been facing:
January 15--Special K hasn't gained any weight & is SERIOUSLY underweight, as per his 4 month
check-up. We add a new reflux med & extra coconut oil to his formula.
January 16--Brooklyn shuts her hand in mini sliding door. ER visit.
January 19--Brooklyn & Ell diagnosed with flu. I leave with Special K to try & avoid the germiness.
January 22--I feel crappy, but convinced it's just a cold.
January 23--I have the effing flu.
January 25--Special K is snotty & feels warm but actually has a low body temp. This is its own
Talk to the nurse line. ER visit recommended.
Poppy comes over. ER visting we go. I still feel like crap.
January 25/26--Stay up all night in ER even with flu recovery.
Special K diagnosed with flu (duh) & IV placed for fluids.
January 26--Admitted to room. Yeah, it was kind of permanent. I have dirty hair, shelf bra & sticky
Hospital staff heavy-handed with advice. Skeptical of fast metabolism. Like to throw
around Failure to Thrive (FTT) like it's an award, when in fact it sounds like an
indictment of my pediatrician & parenting.
Introduce Alimentum formula, which is hypo-allergenic. In other words, milk proteins
January 27--Ass-doctor visits. Acts offended that I am concerned about getting home to my other
two small children. Refuses to discharge us.
January 28--Finally home.
January 29--Realize I'm out of PTO, so paycheck will be 2 days short of pay.
Realize one small can of Alimentum costs $28 and we have to eat beans and rice ONLY.
February 1--Elliott running a fever at dinner. Chris takes him to urgent care with diagnosis of a virus.
February 2--Brooklyn wakes up covered in poo--the runny kind.
Elliott's birthday. He seems fine. Party continues.
Elliott wakes in the night puking his brains out.
February 3--Sicky kids
February 5--I start pooing my brains out. Sorry for that.
February 7--I'm better.
February 9--I'm worse.
February 11--Chris runs fever. Starts pooing his brains out.
February 12--Realize we have spent $500 in copays since the beginning of the year.
February 14--Chris is finally better.
February 15--Special K is gaining. All kids snotty. Coughing. Drippy noses.
February 19--Elliott has double-ear infections, likely sinus infection. Diagnosed after he wakes
SCREAMING at 3am.
Chris realizes he feels like poo & has terrible cough.
February 20--Oh Dear God, please make this sickiness stop. I apologize for whatever wrongs I have
It's not all bad. We figured out Special K has a milk intolerance/allergy. Check it: