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{ Motherhood } When Your Baby Hurts... You Hurt.

When Your Baby Hurts... YOU Hurt.

Please excuse the poor quality, I wasn't going for the photographer of the year ;)

Please excuse the poor quality, I wasn't going for the photographer of the year ;)

Morning Mummabears, yawwwnn, please excuse me if I sound and look like a zombie today, Bam Bam and I were up all night :( He has a nasty chesty cough, ear ache and for the crowning trifecta he has conjunctivitis in both eyes. Yeah I know awesome right... sigh, poor little guy.

Due to my delirium, this will be a quick blog!

It's so true, isn't it, "When Your baby hurts... YOU hurt."

He wouldn't let me give him any Panadol, and who could blame him, have you tried the stuff, it's foul! I'm nervous about giving him Nurofen, simply because I am very allergic and I don't want to chance it. 

In my quest at 1 am this morning to find a reprieve for his pain, I did a Google search for alternatives to Panadol. On BubHub.com.au I found a good forum thread suggesting Dymadon, apparently it is much sweeter and nicer tasting than Panadol and children, especially toddlers are less likely to spit it at you.

Tick!

I was hurting for him, he cried and was confused about what to do, he wanted to lay on the lounge but then cried about that too. He didn't want to come to our bed either.

I was seriously lost at this point.

He wanted to go to the potty and what a brilliant idea was it for me to put a full one piece jammies on him, it meant taking it off and him cracking it because it was cold. Then he didn't want to put it back on! So here we are in the peak of Winter in Melbourne, heat has been off for hours and here's my sick little boy running around at 2am in the nuddy-buns...awesome :/

So... what all good mothers do, take the clothes off their own back to comfort their child... I slip my very warm and comfy dressing gown off and wrap it around him and snuggle him on my lap rocking back and forth. He calmed for a spit second.

We watched the Fox and the Hound on the TV at 1am, gave him some milk and that seemed to help for a short time.

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Decide maybe I should take him for a drive to get him to sleep. I suggest this to Bam Bam and he was down with it, so I finally managed to get his PJ's back on, his dressing gown and socks, he even asked for shoes (bless him!) Gave him his Thomas the Tank Engine Pillow Pet and got him into the freezing cold car. Still in my jim jams too I might add.

While I was driving around aimlessly, a car that was stopped on the left of the road flashed his headlights at me several times, I sensed there was something wrong there. I passed the car and several things entered my mind..

  • Should I stop?? What if it's life-threatening?
  • Why don't they call for help?
  • Why don't they go to the petrol station just 100 metres away?
  • What if it's a trick and I get car jacked with Bam Bam in the car?
  • What if they want to hurt us?
  • Heather, not everyone's issues are yours too!

I seriously didn't want to think so negatively, but I've seen all the reality TV shows, it happens! At 2am, freezing my tits off, trying to sort out our own issues I felt confident someone could help them, or they can help themselves. With a sick kid in the car, alone and realising I had forgotten my mobile, I really didn't want to risk it. Still I couldn't help feeling bad for not stopping to help them. I had to think about the welfare of Bam Bam and I first, family first.

So, what would you do Mums? Would you have stopped with your precious cargo in the car at 2am?

I'm sure it won't matter what age my kids are, when they hurt, I hurt too, that's being a mum isn't.

I'm so proud of how I managed things last night, so many times I could have lost my marbles and bursted into tears, but I didn't! Yay me! I thought about the other people relying on me this week, the fact I can't put Bam Bam in childcare for the next 2 days, which I have already paid for so I can do some work. Hoping that if I can get some meds that will help relieve his pain today I may just get some work done. I guess that is a positive, that I work from home and can look after him at the same time.

Drove past the place where that car was and it was gone. Phew...

We ended up coming home from a 30 minute drive, Bam Bam still awake but happy enough. Go to get him to bed and he cracks it again for another 30 minutes.

I'm at a loss at this point. He gets naked again...night nappy and all... sigh...

Ok, so back on with my dressing gown, thankfully the heat has warmed up the house a bit and there we crash on the lounge, with another milk all snuggled up in blankets etc.

Finally after another 30 minutes he goes to sleep. Relief..............

I curl up in a little ball on the 2 seater lounge with blankets and pillows from his bed and attempt to go to sleep.

It's 7am and all is quiet in the house, Bam Bam is still asleep... Yay! Feeling hopeful that the sleep has helped to heal is aches and pains.

Time to ring the medical centre and get an appointment for today and get Jaz to school.

The lesson in all of this for me and I guess new parents is that patience and compassion is the key to riding the waves when your kids are sick. Be strong because they need you, ask for help if you need it. Do what you have to do to ensure they feel safe, loved and calm.

Have a great day Mummy and Daddy-bears! School drop, medical centre, then a day of snuggles with my little Bam Bam :) and hopefully a little work if I can push my luck!

Smile & Shine lovelies!

x Heather