Monday, January 23, 2012

In Which Connor Creates Laundry And I Am A Bad Mommy

Hi again!

Our Internet is blinking off and on right now, and it's driving me nuts.  I shouldn't complain too much though-- there are still about 50,000 people in the area with no power.  A little forced down time with my books isn't going to hurt me any, though I'm not sure I'll ever get caught up on e-mail.

Instead of school this morning, I took Connor in to get his potassium levels checked, as he's become increasingly nauseous and fatigued over the past few days and is now gagging at the drop of a hat.  This is not particularly pleasant for any of the parties involved, except maybe the water and power companies. 

I've been running my washing machine a lot.

Anyway, it could be that Connor is coming down with yet another GI bug, it could be a side effect of the antibiotic he's on, or it could be that the antibiotic is reacting with one of his heart medications and driving his potassium levels way up.  So we went in to rule out the potassium, which is the only one of those that could potentially be really serious.  The lab at our doctor's office is still recouping after a week without power, so his sample had to be sent out.  We'll find out tomorrow morning what his potassium level looks like.

Connor did not have a particularly good day.  Not only did he end up having to be stuck multiple times on both arms before they could get a sample, but he also had five seizures.  This makes me lean towards the GI bug theory on why he's throwing up a bunch, but heck, everything lowers this kid's seizure threshold so it's not exactly conclusive evidence.  I was persona non grata today due to the Multiple Needle Poking That Mommy Didn't Stop Incident, so instead of napping on me like he usually does after a bunch of seizures he had a meltdown, told me I was a "Bad Mommy" and asked for Jer until he fell asleep on the couch. 

Fun times. 

I read him a bunch of books after he woke up and he forgave me.  He never holds much of a grudge, thank goodness.  Otherwise doctor's office visits would be significantly more difficult by this point. 



Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh, that "Bad Mommy" just breaks my heart! I know you take it in stride (don't we all... eyes roll), but no fair!

Hope he's feeling better soon, and your internet is reliable!


Julia O'C said...

E told me that he didn't "wuff" me today. I can't remember exactly what I did to tick him off but man, that hurt!

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