Why must things always go wrong when my husband is away?
I don’t think that we’ve written about this before, but Mike left town on Sunday, the day before we got out of the hospital. So thank the Lord that we got out on Monday, or else I would have had to leave Emmett there overnight while I slept at home with Noah and Sawyer, because I’m not the only one with a husband who is out of town – the same goes for all of my friends. So that part did go right.
But I also don’t think that I mentioned that Emmett tested positive for MRSA while he was in the hospital. Which got us our very own private room, but which is a major pain in my patootie. He doesn’t have a MRSA infection (yet, as my pediatrician told me, because the fact that he has horrible excema makes it a lot more likely that he could develop one, given that he always has skin lesions for bacteria to invade), for now they are just sitting on his skin, but these are not the kind of bacteria that we really want hanging out on his skin. Getting rid of the MRSA involves special soaps, shampoos, powders, and nose cream. And also bathing him once daily for a week. Ummm, have I written before about how I am not the parent that usually does baths? When Mike is gone, these kids are lucky to get a bath every 3 days or so. Oh yeah, and his bedding is supposed to be changed after every treatment (every day), although that one is so not happening.
Meanwhile, Noah woke up on Tuesday morning with a very itchy head. Upon close inspection, I find lots of tiny little clear bugs. We’ve never had lice before, but I’m pretty sure that’s what they are. Which means that ALL the bedding has to be changed, including mine, since that’s where Noah and Sawyer end up every night. It also meant that I spent Tuesday morning shaving their heads (in addition to tackling a mountain of laundry) because I do not do parasites in my house. Emmett still has his hair for now- he’s too wiggly for me to cut or shave by myself, and that extra large soft spot makes me nervous. I did, however, get mine chopped off today, although not shaved, which disappointed the boys.
Add in multiple doctor’s visits, general errand running, and being pregnant. Oh, and a screaming baby who has once again realized that he is not the only child in this family and IS NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT. Oh, and the fact that it is half term for Noah (like a spring break). What you end up with is a very tired Lauren.
I’m going to bed. Maybe next post we can talk names because we now know if we’re having a boy or a girl (and so do you if you read Mike’s facebook page) 🙂