Hard Times

This has been the hardest few days off my life as a mother.

Mr L is ill, I am ill, and Baba is really ill. He has been hospitalised this weekend with croup. He has today been given antibiotics and a nebulizer due to croup and a chest infection. He screams for the world when we give him the nebulizer, I have to pin him down and Mr L has to give it. It is devastating and heart breaking to watch. He hates his medicine and screams about this too.

Every time we have to give him something I have cried.

I am cold, then hot, coughing then cant speak.

Mr L has flu, he aches, he can’t sleep, he can’t eat.

I am so tired, so so tired.

I don’t think I can cry anymore but Baba has one more medicine and one more nebulizer tonight.

But I am so tired.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Moiderer
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 20:20:31

    Aww I totally feel for you. It is hard to be sick as a parent. It is hard when your little one is sick – and you put them both together and you feel it is almost impossible to cope. But you will – you will get through it believe me. Hang in there


    • andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou
      Mar 08, 2010 @ 20:24:41

      Thank you at the moment Mr L and I are finding it so hard, just to stay awake ourselves, let alone do everything for Baba. It wouldn’t be so bad if Baba just did not hate it so much, I know that we are doing it for the good of him, but it is so hard when your baby is screaming and crying and all you want to do is help. But you can’t because you are the one that is making him scream like that it is so hard!

      Thanks for your kind words. x


  2. supersinglemum
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 20:27:49

    I’m sending you virtual hugs, having been there it’s really not nice when everyone in the house is ill. Thankfully neither of my kids have been so bad to go to hospital but I do remember when B was about 8 months me her and my ex all had a vomitting bug and I spent the whole 3 days feeling guilty for being ill. Believe me there is an end and it will come – I hope you all get some sleep in tonight xxxx


    • andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou
      Mar 08, 2010 @ 20:43:35

      Thank you Mr L has taken Baba up to bed, as someone has to sleep in the same room as him, as when he gets the croup he panics, and has trouble breathing and today Mr L is the one that can calm him down from it. I just feel so useless, and so emotional which is because I am tired and ill. It is all too much today x


  3. Josie @Sleep is for the Weak
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 21:59:45

    Oh honey 😦 I so feel for you. You feel like you have no strength left to give, but you have to dig it up from somewhere and just KEEP GOING even though you feel like you may break.

    This will pass. You will get through it.

    Hang in there. Really hope things pick up soon xxx


    • andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou
      Mar 08, 2010 @ 22:04:34

      Thank you so do I. I know it will pass and I will just keep going, but it is so hard. I am sat downstairs and can hear Baba coughing, and I know that Mr L can cope but I just want to go up there and take over. But I can’t as I am so tired I can’t move, so unless he shouts I think I will be staying here.

      Thank you for your kind words as you have had it tough too recently. xxx


  4. Hayley
    Mar 09, 2010 @ 08:30:31

    Oh sweetie, Its horrible when little ones are ill let alone when your ill yourself!

    Just remember that the medicine is there to help him, I know from trying to tell myself that that it doesnt always help but it eases the guilt a little bit.

    Wishing you all a speedy recovery hun and good health again soon!


  5. TheMadHouse
    Mar 09, 2010 @ 13:28:03

    I am so, so, sorry. I have been through this with a four month old until he was four, so I feel your pain adn I understand the horror of having to do it too.

    I found it easier to pop maxi in his buggy or car seat and hold his arms under the straps to give it too him.

    I hope things are ok and you manage to get some rest


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