Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rough Night

There is nothing in the world worse than seeing your baby hurt. Nothing.

Wednesdays are Braeden's day to go "up da mountain" to spend the afternoon with Grannie & Peepop until time for church. He played hard all afternoon, and when I met them at services last night, he was unusually lethargic and quiet. He even curled up in Peepop's lap and went to sleep - something he just doesn't ever do. I decided I would take him home early, and by the time I pulled in the driveway, he was in tears from a headache.

Naturally, the clinics were all closed for the night, so I called Jeff at school and he said to go on to the ER. By the time I got there Bebo was nauseated and couldn't quit crying. He said he had a "brain freeze" headache - like when you eat ice cream too fast, only it wouldn't go away. After two and a half hours, a doctor finally came in to see him. (Oh, and don't get me started on the receptioninst. I asked her for a pillow for Bebo, and she said she'd have to get one from the back room - and then went back to reading her book. I have never been so infuriated in all my life!)

But I digress. Turns out Bebo was having a migraine. The light was hurting him so much that we just sat in a dark room with him and tried to get him to go to sleep. The really bad part was when they had to draw blood. NOT a pleasant experience for mommies and daddies. :(

He's okay this morning, although it was 3am before they finally came home. Once I knew he would be okay, I came on home so I could work today - made me feel like I deserved the Bad Mommy of the Year award for leaving, but Jeff insisted there wasn't anything I could do anyway.

Ugh. I am so ready to get on with the nursing program thing already! I felt so woefully inadequate last night.

Now that the boy-child is okay, I have some serious studying to do to catch up with for this test - if I can stay awake....


AUsome mom said...

Oh, poor little guy. I have migranes too and they are just horrible. I hate the hospital visit was such a nightmare, but that's pretty much what you get these days. I hope he's feeling much better today and that you get some sleep....soon!

Aimee said...

I am so sorry poor Bebo felt that bad... I know too well the pain that comes with that, and it doesn't help when there is inconsiderate staff who refuse to help.
I remember the whole drawing blood thing too well, we had to do that with Iain last summer, it is aweful to watch your child go through that, I am so sorry you guys had to do that.

I hope you ALL get some rest. HUGS!!