Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Last week I had such high aspirations for exercising and losing weight. Then, last Tuesday night the sleeplessness began. My 4 year old woke in the middle of the night and would not go back to sleep. She went to her Pre-K class and 30 minutes after I left I got a call on my cellphone saying she had been crying for the past 20 minutes complaining of a stomach ache. I knew it wasn't a stomach ache because she had been acting excited to go to her class an hour earlier. I think it all had to do with a bad dream the night before because when I brought her home she ate her lunch and was fine. Then nighttime came and she did not want to sleep in her room. Battles. Add to this the nightly wakings because our dog is on prednisone again and needs to go out to pee (one night he was out at 1-3-5am. So on Thursday my 4 year old gets sick. (sore throat, cough, fever, runny nose). She gets over it pretty much by Saturday and then my 8 year old starts with it on Sunday. Today was her 2nd day home from school. Oh, but back up a bit. Last night my 4 yr old wakes me up at 12midnight saying her ear hurts her. I give her Motrin and she goes back to sleep.....for 3 hours. She is then up from 3:30am until 6:30am crying. She finally gets a bit of rest, wakes up and eats breakfast. She seems better, but I had already phoned the pediatrician and got an appointment for 12:30pm. My Mom came to stay with my 8 year old while we went to the appointment.
So, the verdict is the start of pneumonia & built up earwax putting pressure on the eardrum. Yucky amoxicillin medicine (watermelon flavored, but still yucky) that she has to take 2x's a day for 10 days, nebulizer treatments 3x's a day, and ear drops 2x's a day to soften her ear wax. Add in my 8 year old's asthma treatments/meds & the dog's pill & ointment, I'm becoming a regular Florence Nightingale! (NOT!)
Needless to say I am more than exhausted and exercise is the LAST thing on my mind. My eating has been so off kilter too because I have a bit of this 'cold' they gave me and the addition of lack of sleep has not helped.
I just wanted to let all of my Spark friends know that I have not given up, I've just had a setback due to my responsibilities to my family. I hope that by the end of the week I feel rested enough to exercise and that this cold does not progress. I keep telling myself it could be my seasonal allergies too. Either way, I cannot wait to get back into a workout routine again and start getting these pounds off of my body! I *think* that I have maintained my weight loss from the past prior weeks....I hope so anyhow.
I hope to be back to sparking with you all real soon!