Tuesday, February 10, 2015



- Jack got his first ear infection. It was rough. Our poor boy's fevers got out of control. We were close to an ER visit. He's finally eating and drinking again. He made it to almost 13 months with out an illness and this was awful. Talk about ripping my heart out. It was stressful especially with his underlying cystic fibrosis diagnosis. Thankfully he is on the mend

(Pathetically sad little boy pictures to follow.)

- My anxiety hit an all time high with Jack's ear infection. It was terrible. It was some what panic attack level. I would call my mom crying my eyes out for no reason other than I was so nervous. I'm so glad I kept myself some what under control but my health took a serious downfall.

- I ended up in the hospital needing tests. I was diagnosed with diverticulitis. It's caused by stress and poor eating habits. I lost over 10 pounds in 4 days. I had been losing weight because I usually don't eat dinner. Plus, with Jack being sick I didn't take care of myself. I'm still on the mend with some heavy duty antibiotics and it sucks. They make me dizzy, sick down right exhausted. This is the second crazy illness I've been diagnosed with. I was diagnosed with shingles in October and now this. I need to start taking care of myself better. I keep saying it but just can't get myself "there" yet.

- I'm finally back on solid foods (was on a liquid diet for several days to give my stomach time to rest) and incorporating some more low fiber foods and than I will move to higher fiber foods.

- I wonder why it seemed so much easier last year with a newborn than it does with a toddler. Am I the only one? I am so much more exhausted this year.

- I've started using some essential oils I picked up in our local health food store. I've heard some really good things through a bunch of moms who have similar issues. I'm hoping they are going to help out a bit.

- This winter is awful. I'm so done with the Northeast and these gray days. I'm over it. I miss the beautiful spring days. I need some nice weather and fast!


Kailei Pew said...

Oh my goodness! You have had quite the experience... I really hope that things start looking up. make sure to take care of yourself.

Rebecca O'Donnell said...

Wow, sounds like tough times! Sorry to hear that you're going through a rough season right now, but know that you matter and you can make it through this! I feel much the same about the gray-ness of this winter season (as a fellow Nor'easter), but chin up! The sun is coming!

Lisa D said...

I'm so sorry you've had such a tough week. Glad you went to the hospital though. Ear infections are so rough. The little guy I nanny for had one and it was awful. I hope you all start feeling better soon!

Kellie K. said...

Glad both you and the little one are on the mend. I agree, winter can hurry up and be over anytime now. Bring on the SPRING! :)

Jen said...

Sending lots of love your way!!!

Shaylee Ann said...

Oh my word, I hope this week is much better for you, Jack & your husband!!! Winter is rough.... [ HUGS! ]

Logan Cantrell said...

Omg those pictures made my heart hur. I remember Hampton's first ear infection. He was 2 months old and it was horrible. Sick babies are so pitiful. I hope that you and Jack are both feeling better this week. Also, I have some moments/days where I feel like my 15 month old is tougher than a newborn, so I can totally relate. Boys can be tough to wrangle in sometimes. haha

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