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Thursday, February 16, 2006

I think I left the knitting event...

and headed straight for one of those wild events where you throw yourself downhill at break neck speed and hope you land on your feet. This event is the "thirteen month old on steroids for ten days event." The little guy's bells palsy is worse than ever, it now involves a larger portion of the right side of his face including his eye. He has a "rip roaring" ear infection as described by his pediatrician. He sees the pediatric neuroligist in the morning.

For those of you who have never experienced a child on steroids, be thankful. These little people tend to develop huge appetites, sleep little, remain irritable and sometimes they even get plain mean. Some, including mine, rip through the house demolishing everything in their path. The little guy was moving the high chair around on the carpet tonight. We considered just taking him out in the yard with a crash helmet on, but it's really too cold for that in the midwest right now. Oh what I would give for a padded room. I considered putting a tally in the sidebar of how much stuff he destroys during the ten day event and keeping track of the replacement costs, but it would probably depress me. Maybe the kids and I can come up with a point system.


Blogger vlb5757 said...

I am so sorry that your son is going through this. Mine was not as serious as what you are going through, but I had a child with colic when he was a baby and I wanted rip my hair out. He cried 23 or 24 hours a day. Back then the doctor offered me a seditive and said he would grow out of it. It was a long two years. So I can kind of understand your frustration. I sure hope that the doctor can do something for your son. Forget the Olympics, they come again in two years and at this point who really cares. You son's health and safety are more important than knitting. I can give you my project and you can say it's yours and you get the medal. I can share!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Aimee said...

I would bet that not too many olympic athletes(of the non-knitting sort) have kids. Maybe I'm wrong. Anyway, every second you can put into comforting him is time well spent, as I know you know. Just try to find something--like chocolate or a long shower or a latte --(less focus-demanding than knitting) to give yourself some comfort. Gotta stay ahead of the burnout. I really hope your little guy is doing better soon.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

Have you considered alternative therepies for your little guy? I treated my girls when they were little by using herbs (garlic) mixed into honey! Treated EVERY infection and cleared it up with NO ugly side effects!

Just a thought ....

8:31 PM  

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