Monday, December 13, 2010

I can't keep my eyes open

Last night I felt relieved that yesterday was over. I washed and dried my hair and felt more like a girl. A shower fixes a lot of things for me. I'm not sure why but I feel more in control if I'm clean. Weird. But anyway, not the point. My point-the day came to an end and we put the kids to bed. Before that Emmy came to help us and Sean and I both nearly cried when she told us she was coming. I mean, really, we were wiped out. So Emmy left and we sat down to watch the Cowboy game and I went to bed at 8:30. At 11 Sean woke me up telling me Joy couldn't breathe. Croup came out of the blue like it usually does. Poor Joy was so scared but thankfully we knew how to help her. Sean took her outside into the cold then into a hot shower...three times. It was about 1 am when we all went to bed. The cough didn't get worse through the night thankfully but she didn't sleep soundly so we didn't either.

This morning we went to the Dr and she got a steroid shot to open her airway. Then, against all steroid odds she took a two hour nap. She was worn out from the night and so was I. The nap did her good and then she seemed to improve this afternoon.

And with that I'm heading to bed. Last night, 8:30. Tonight, 7:00 sharp.

It's a glamorous life I lead.


Emmy said...

Oh no! That is terrible. Y'all's house is worse than Job's.

Dana said...

I'm so sorry! Praying for strong healthy kids & parents.

Carley said...

Poor Joy, Poor Momma! Hope last night went better. I know that's scary!!