Saturday, January 19, 2008

Croup again

Blah. That word pretty much sum up this weekend. Just blah.

Thursday night I crawled into bed at about 1 in the morning, ready for a nice, deep slumber. At about 1:30 Seinna woke up pretty upset. So as grumpy as humanly possible I stormed out of the room to go get her. There she was in her room barking like a seal, with swollen puffy eyes, and having a pretty hard time breathing.
My kids seem to get croup yearly, and I had no doubt that this is what Sienna had. Side note: why do they always get croup at 1 a.m. and it seems to be always on the weekend? So I am doing my best to console her while she barks/cries for her daddy. Travis of course, should not be anywhere near her. He doesn't need yet another thing to add to his list of pains.

So what is a grown-up woman with 2 kids to do in this situation? I called my mom crying. And around 2 in the morning she came over ( in a blizzard I might add, no small feat for my mother!) We took Sienna to the E.R. where we got the usual for croup. First, a dose of steroids. Second, a breathing treatment. After that, she sounded a bit better and we thought we were in the clear and ready to go home, and then she coughed so hard she puked. And in puking lost all of the steroids they gave her. So next, they had to give her a shot. And yes, she loved that. I think that nurse was scarred for life with the look Sienna gave her after that.

I looked at the clock when we left the hospital. 4:52 a.m. What a peaceful night we had! She is still feeling pretty crappy, but thankfully Cody and Amy have a nebulizer and we have been able to do the breathing treatments at home.

This night I missed my husband being able to help out as much as he used to. He always knows how to comfort the kids and he is just better at all of that stuff than I am. It seems like daily I have a small reminder about how much help he is when he feels 100 percent. At the same time I feel so blessed to have my family close by. My mom didn't batt an eyelash about driving through the snow at 2 in the morning for me. She even offered to take the kids the next day while I napped, when I'm sure she was as exhausted as I was. Thanks mom. I love you.

13 comments:

Katie said...

I'm sorry! Jack's a crouper also, last year we chalked it up 8 or 9 times, but we've only hit the ER once. Luckily his stays pretty mild. Do you try the steamy shower/outside trick? That always seems to do open Jack's airway. You know we would love to have the girls to play oneday! Next wednesday from 10-12 we're going to play at the Traveller's. Why don't you come?

Tracy, Courtney & Peyton said...

Poor Sienna, and poor you and Trav. That stinks. What a sweet mom, Peyton had to have a nebulizer once, I hope it helps her. Good Luck!!

Amber Culp said...

Your mom is such a hero! Such an angel to have just down the road. I am sorry Sienna is sicko. Hayley, you are such a strong lady. The things you do amaze me, you and Travis are lucky to have each other.

Mike and Tana Draper said...

I haven't taken Bradlee to church since her blessing because I am so afraid she is going to get sick. I hope your little angel is feeling better! You and your family are in our prayers. I know we only know each other through mutual friends but, if there is ever anything you need please let me know. Maybe we could clean your carpets or something... that always makes me feel refreshed for awhile ... :)

Cody and Ashley Godfey said...

Sienna is just as beautiful when she's feeling crappy! I hope she's feeling much better now. Tuesday is only 3 days away and then you can have just a little break! Call me if you need anything.

Amy Johnson said...

Even when she feels crappy she can still melt your heart with her smile! I love that little girl!

Trisha said...

I'm sorry about this!

Hiatts said...

I am so sorry croup is the worst and I hate it. Good thing you have such an awesome mom. I hope she is doing better now.

Jas & Cam Fam said...

I'm so sorry! How horrible for all of you! I think it is one fo those things that you have to go through every year?! Best of luck with upcoming treatments for Travis and don't ever feel guilty for complaining!

Bre said...

Im sorry! The croup does sucK! I hope that Addison does not get it, it was so hard when the both of my kids had it together, I saw her little picture and my heart went out to all of you. Because it is hard on the kids and the parents! I was also going to say we have the nebulizer as well, proud owners (not so much proud), but anyone is welcome to use it. Good luck with it all!

Jan said...

Sounds like a lot going on in a day. That is such a blessing to have family there that you know is so willing to help out. That kind of stuff takes it right out of you.

Sarah Schwartz said...

Hayley, don't hesitate to call for anything...2 am even. I've got a few soups I love to make, but I'm not going to give you the recipes...I'll bring you a batch instead.

Breezy said...

Poor Sienna! Mom never mentioned anything about it! But she still looks so sweet!