Oy! Some days, the dragon wins. Today is not one of those days, but it started like it.
First, I have to fix the photos above. For some reason, they came out funny and three photos are on top of each other…
Let’s see, last night, I went to work out at the gym. Jay and I came to an agreement that I could work out on Monday nights and Saturday mornings (and I am going to add Thursday nights in there too). When I came home, Soleil was at the door to the garage screaming, reaching for me. Oh shit, what is this? I picked her up and Jay told me that her ear was bothering her. After 20 minutes of ear piercing screams that had MY ears hurting, I got the on-call doctor to tell me that giving her Tylenol and motrin 3 hours apart overnight was the best thing and to get her in to get checked in the morning. Sure enough, she has an ear infection and will start the evil, yet needed antibiotics tonight.
I really hate the over use of antibiotics, on the other hand, I can’t stand to see my girl in pain. It’s a double edged sword…
Jay and I had a long time deciding what to do last night. You see, there are 4 people on my operations team at work. And this is my duty week. I am on call 24/7 this week. I have a 9am meeting every workday and I have to review the spacecraft command load to make sure it is safe for our instrument and that we are completing the science we want. I also need to be available to deal with any changes to the parameters for an observation and to build new commanding if needed. We have an agreement that I will take any child to the doctor/dentist/ stay home if needed UNLESS it is my duty week. So, Jay should have taken her to the doctor. Except he had a meeting this morning at 10 that he had to be at. Sigh. I was able to do some work at home last night and get things worked out so I was ok to get her into the doctor. It is hard when life and work collide.
We have a busy week. Jay’s mother is visiting on Thursday-Monday. Yes! We have a sitter for a weekend night! Nance is very happy! Hopefully the girls will be as excited and let mommy get some stuff done this weekend!
Jay is not doing as well with his new Crohn’s management as we had hoped. The doctor is also not thrilled. The next plan may involve a very nasty drug, given via IV, once a month. I don’t like the sound of it, nor the side effects. I am trying hard not to put my head in the sand on this one, but for the moment, I am hiding from this.
Not even Dr. Google is allowed to talk to me about this until we decide this is to be done.
I was sad to see that ChicagoMom is still struggling with her depression. It bites. It really does. If you visit her site, go give her a cyber hug, will you? I am starting to get a better handle on it by taking the cymbalta early, but… It comes and goes. This weekend I was with a group of wonderful people and I had a long day with Soleil and I was just apologizing for living by the end of the day. It was terrible. Everyone kept saying they understood, but MAN was it hard….
Finally, a big group cheer for Johnny, who finally got his referral for his son! Congrats Johnny and S and M!!!!