Saturday, January 17, 2009

Not Such A Happy Birthday...

Do we really want to do this post? Well, not really but...it was her birthday after all. Maddie's birthday was last Thursday, the 15th, and boy was it a day! I had such high hopes and thoughts that it would go so very differently. Well, that day goes to show, we are not in control! It started out so nicely, playing upstairs with the kids, having a great time. They were both sick but things were going great. Then, all of the sudden Maddie and I went for the same toy at the same time and my finger nail caught her in the eye. Ahhh! It took about 10 min. at least to calm her down but Patrick was upset then so I thought a bath would be the thing to do the trick. The water hurt Maddie's eye and then Bub's face planted it in the water! I got him out to clean up only to have Maddie needing to go poo-poo so I put on the potty and went to tend to the little man. She then falls off the potty and is crying along with Patrick! He is also running a fever and her nose is a faucet now for a week. So, I call the Dr. and get them in. We go and see a Dr. we don't typically see and he ultimately doesn't know what wrong with Bub's and says to give him some Benadryl for his runny nose and if things get worse bring him back in-which is what I was trying to avoid! Maddie, however, has a sinus infection and does have a scratch on her eye-I will spare the details of how they actually saw it, it was a nightmare-he then says we need to go to an optomologist...today. The scratch was on the top layer of the eye but you still need to be very careful. So...that appt was AWFUL! Luckily, Patrick was with a wonderful friend who watched him last minute-thank you Jin! Anyway, we had to put ointment in her eye up until today and then we went back this morning and all is well! Hallelujah! We had pizza for her birthday-her choice and she opened unwrapped presents-didn't have time-and then Mommy was gone by 6 for a meeting! Whew! I think I covered everything! Luckily, everything ultimately was okay and we are alive! :) Happy Birthday big girl-sorry it wasn't the best day but we love you so much!

4 comments:

Jen said...

Happy Birthday Maddie!! So sorry you all had such a hairy day though! Let me know if you all need anything!

The Juries!! said...

This isn't really Shannon's fault----we tried to warn her about Mikey!!

Steph said...

Oh Shannon, what a day!!! It is so cliche but so true. "When it rains, it pours!" I think I would have cried. I love your kiddos and I haven't even met them! You are such a good mommy.

Jamison Family said...

Sorry about the eye! Once Hiram was playing with a decorative spoon with a hook to hang on the wall. He was "fishing" off of the couch and I guess he got pulled into the water by the fish - anyway - hook in eye - me screaming - not good! He is fine now, still has two eyes.