When Mama Doesn’t Have Time to Be Sick

I was going to blog tonight, if I was able, about how I was doing and how we fared through the weekend, but unfortunately my mind and body have had to turn to Tyler.

I think it was Thursday night when we were eating and I saw Tyler touch his ear.  I asked him if his ear hurt him and he said that it didn’t but that he was hearing a high pitched sound, which he demonstrated as an “eeee, eeee, eeee ” shriek.  I was alarmed, of course, especially since this is not the first time Tyler has had ear issues.  I called his pediatrician’s office and spoke to a nurse who said to monitor him, see if he starts to have pain, etc.

Today, during lunch he did it again.  He said he wasn’t in any pain but described the exact same sound to me and said,”My ears are yucky.”  I called the triage nurse since it is Sunday and she agreed that he should be seen tomorrow morning.  He’s touched his ear since then too.

No one ever wants their child to be sick, but when you are chronically ill you think, “No, not my baby too!”  I know this could be as simple as an ear infection, but I feel like Please God, not one more thing for my family.

Except there is one more thing.  Grant has been having off and on stomach pain and issues since Wednesday.  One of his illnesses is Crohn’s Disease.  It could be that or something more benign but having NJ Family Care Insurance, although better than nothing, is not the greatest when you actually have something wrong with you.

I guess I don’t really have to tell you how my weekend went, but I think that at last I am recovering from injuring myself at the pool, from the last weekend.

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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