Monday, February 04, 2008

It Has Been A Crazy Week!




Man, oh man! I am glad I have moved onto another week. Last week, Michael was supposed to start his paternity leave. Instead, his work sent him to Little Rock for what was supposed to be two weeks. So on Monday, I saw Michael off early in the morning. I am staying with my folks while he's away, so I had to pack all of my stuff and all of Audrey's stuff. I had just treated Audrey with another round of thrush medication and needed to sterilize her pacifiers. While they were boiling, I began packing in the bedroom. I totally forgot about the pacifiers until the whole house was filled with smoke and I had to deal with the Brinks smoke detector going off. Yep, I nearly started a fire! Very fortunately, things will be fine at the house.

Tuesday, I had a fever that went up to 102 and I had no other symptoms. My poor mom took care of me, my 6 week old daughter, my 1 yr old niece, and my 3 yr old niece. Miserable day for both of us I'm sure.

Wednesday and Thursday I felt better and I even got out shopping for Michael's birthday gift. But Thursday night, I noticed that the pain that I had been feeling in my abdomen since Monday was getting worse. I started to do some research and became frightened that I may need to have my appendix removed. I spoke to my sister-in-law about her appendicitis symptoms and felt better about it all.

Early Friday morning, I could barely take care of Audrey. I let her sleep in my bed instead of the crib so that I didn't have to get up. When I finally got out of bed Friday morning, I went to talk to my mom. We decided that I better see a doctor. I called my friend, Shannon, who had been an ER nurse. She confirmed that I needed to see someone. After totally altering everyone's schedule around me - Mom, Audrey, and I went to the ER. The doc thought it was appendicitis too. Michael schedules a flight to come back home early. I get a ct scan and appendicitis is ruled out but I have a suspicious ovary. I get a sonogram (SOOOOO PAINFUL!!) and they find that I have a cyst that is filled with blood. The doc prescribes pain meds and sends me home. The pain meds don't do much, but I get a big boost when Michael arrives! I had to stop nursing for 24 hours and we give Audrey formula. She develops a rash all over her body. I call the on call doctor and he highly doubts it is from the formula. The only way to know anything for sure was to go to the ER again! I wait to see what she looks like on Saturday.

Saturday, Audrey's rash is even worse. By this time, I'm pretty sure it is the formula. We're getting close to the time when I can nurse her, so I wait to see if she clears up with breastmilk. It is also my niece, Macie's, 1 yr birthday party. We have a big celebration and Audrey meets the one great-grandmother she had not met.

Sunday, the rash is gone! But I spilt grapejuice on her dress. :(

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Good grief - you did have a tough week! I am glad for you that it's over and you made it! She's looking really sweet, by the way! Cute picture of the three of you.

Kristi said...

I am so sorry! I am glad your week is over and hopefully this week will be much better!!

I love the pictures :)

The Powell Family said...

Wow Brooke! That was a mess! I am so sorry that you guys have been through so much over the past couple of weeks. Hope you are feeling better. Any reason for the cyst?? That is a crazy story and one that I'm sure Audrey will get to hear when she is older.

Lori said...

GOOD GRIEF BROOKE!!! That is a crazy week for sure!!! I am glad all seems better, but would like to know what the outcome of your issue is. Do you have to do anything else??

Michelle said...

Brooke, Wow!!! I hope that all gets back to normal soon. (As normal as you can get once you have kids) She is precious. Enjoy every minute. The next thing you know she will be 2 and wanting to do everything herself.

Chad & Jennifer said...

Man, what a tough week! No doubt Satan is attacking your joy, but you won't let him win! Thank God for great Moms, right? What would we do without them...? She is adorable!!! I love that little chin.

Shannon said...

I guess your week got worse after I talked to you! Sorry about all the craziness. I am glad it wasn't appendicitis. Audrey is such a cutie. I still can't decide who she is looking like...

Lynn Leaming said...

I pray that in the midst of all those trials you felt the presence of God and He was faithful to meet all your needs. Can't believe how much Audrey has changed in only 6 weeks! She is adorable. Hope your cyst is much much better! Hope Michael can take paternity leave soon!

aunt carolyn said...

Bless your heart!

Jennifer said...

Wow, Brooke! That was a week for the books. I'm glad you were with your mom and that Michael was able to cut his trip short. I hope you and Audrey are both feeling much better. She is a cutie!