Back to the grind…

Back to the grind…

Well not me. Not for at least a month anyways, probably a month and a half.

But school is back, and we should all be back in some kind of normal daily routine again. Right?

I hope so. This last month has taken a round out of a few of us.

My oldest son is still not better. We were in the clinic today and had to wait for hours, to see the one doc that was available. Luckily at the clinic we went to, we live close to and they let us come home while we waited. We have tests to get done tomorrow to make sure his liver is ok, and we should find out what is going on with his throat. I hope for his sake it is strep throat. At least they can give him something to make the pain go away.

I nearly lost it in the doctors today when he was getting his throat swabbed and I could see how much one little touch of a cotton swab hurt him. We all hate seeing our kid in pain. I am barely hanging on by a thread with that at this point. He has been in agony in one way or another for weeks now. I am sure it is getting old for him more so than for me, but I feel helpless. There is NOTHING I can do to make him better. It sucks.

All I can do is keep shoving yogurt down his throat and making sure he is drinking water. His temperature was 39 C today…or 102.2 F.

So I am also now shoving Advil down his too sore to swallow anything but water throat. So not only am I helpless, but I am mean too.


And I took down my tree.

So I am sad. I loved that tree.

I also got invited for steak and prawns…

By a cute boy.

But had to say no.

The turkey pie I made was good though, probably better than the smoothie I made for Dylan. Poor kid.

But we are all snuggled in here in our nice warm, though sadly undecorated house. We are together and safe, if not totally healthy.

Tomorrow we will move a step forward to making the kid feel better. I am telling you, no one better piss me off. I want the fucking doctors to actually do their jobs and make my son better, or at least reduce the pain he is feeling. That will happen tomorrow.

So thanks for listening, I needed to vent a little…I am going to snuggle up on my couch with my evil cat and watch some bad tv, and continue to harass my sick kid with water and drugs.

Tomorrow is officially the start of my new year…when I really get stuff happening. Basically if you are a dumbass, get the hell out of my way. On every level.

The direction is now officially changing. Watch me.

Happy New Year to you all :) Let’s make it an incredible year shall we?


31 thoughts on “Back to the grind…

    1. The Redneck Princess Post author

      He is doing better today absolutely. We are still waiting on the results for the swab though, I think if it was strep he would feel worse though, chances are it is just part of the Mono…

  1. JM Randolph

    My heart goes out to you! I was 12 when I had mono and strep together and boy did it suck. But the good news is that it goes away, and you can treat it. I do hope that’s what it is, crappy but fairly simple.

    B-vitamins and codeine cough syrup helped a bunch. FWIW, I just found adult-strength LIQUID advil at my drug store. I got it for my (teen) kids because of that difficulty in swallowing pills when your throat’s a mess.

    Hope all of you are feeling better soon.

    1. The Redneck Princess Post author

      Well he is better today thank goodness, still no word about the strep so I am thinking he doesn’t have it or they would have called. He went for more bloodwork today to make sure all is well with the liver, fingers crossed we are on the road to better now :)

  2. Sandi

    You big damn meanie. do horrible things to your child to make him feel better…of all things.

    Right now I’m going through that same kind of issue with Gibson. He has eczema and these tiny white dots that itch like crazy and he opens them and with his dirty nails, spreads it all over his body. I forget what the condition is called, but they are like little pimples. His body doesn’t recognize to fight them off…so we have to drain them with a needle and then the body recognizes there’s something to fight. It scabs over we have to cover them so he doesn’t scratch. Well, we weren’t vigilant and he opened it up and his whole body (due to Winter-drier weather and eczema) and spread little white dots all over his body.

    ARGH (OM FREAKIN G) so I have to FORCE water and vitamin c tabs. The kid won’t drink water and doesn’t like most fruit. I’m constantly cleaning the elbows/knees with peroxide to get rid of anything he might have infected…sealing in moisture with A&D oinment (petroleum jelly)over his ENTIRE body- it smells and a tedious process. It doesn’t hurt, just touching him makes him itchy. You’d think he was dieing. I have to chase this kid down and basically forcefully remove his clothing and take care of his body (which is working, but we still have a few hot zones) and force water down him. It’s such a pain in the ass. I feel like I’m the enemy.

    It sucks. He gets angry at me and whines the entire time. Not to mention, we have to put on his soccer socks to cover his entire arms/hands so that he doesn’t scratch while sleeping. Nice. I’ve been doing this twice a day for over a month now.

    HOPE YOUR KIDDIE feels better soon! :)

      1. Separated Dad

        Dylan is 20?
        Or Sandi’s boy is 20?

        Because stripping him off and covering him with petroleum jelly doesn’t seem like something that a 20-year old is going to be happy about! :)

  3. Richard Wiseman

    I sincerely hope and pray things move on to amazingly good stuff for you this year. I’ve got two kids and they’ve been ill in the past, fortunately just one hosiptalisation each in 13 years, when they were younger, and like every good, loving parent it is physically painful to watch and deal with, so I completely sympathise. I also don’t like doctors or hospitals; most medical staff are so blase and insensitive; pain and suffering are everyday experiences for them, so most of them deal with medical matters the way the rest of us deal with the weekly shop; so do kick the shit out of them if they aren’t doing it right; doctors at least get paid enough and every parent on the planet will cheer you on. God bless!

  4. Pam

    I hope he gets a bit better each day and that you don’t have to put up with even one once of dumbassery today. Happy New Year!

  5. Lian

    I cannot imagine what you did to deseve all this Donna. Good luck tomorrow at the doctors! I really hope everything will be fine an Dylan will be better soon. I’ll be thinking of you guys!

  6. Separated Dad

    Poor you. As you say,it sucks to see your offspring in pain and not be able to do anything about it. It’s very draining. You’re doing all you can, Nature and/or the docs will fix him up soon enough.

    Happy New Year Donna!

  7. Cecelia Futch

    May this new year be filled with blessings and celebrations and healing on all levels! Y’all have been through so much, and now I pray that all good comes your way. Blessings to you.

  8. Barb

    Hope Dylan improves and makes a full recovery from his diving ordeal Donna.
    You guys over there all need a fresh new start, so here’s hoping for that in 2012.

    1. The Redneck Princess Post author

      Actually Barb, it isn’t even from diving, they never tested him for Mono before they sent us to Vancouver. He has had it all along, the symptoms are exactly the same for both things…lovely huh?

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