It’s Monday again and that lovely relaxing weekend that I planned didn’t actually go to plan at all.
I didn’t get my bubble bath but instead a sleepless night and a very clingy, upset poorly baby, but I did find out what was stopping me from switching off (If you haven’t read last weeks post, you can check it out here).
I’ve mentioned before that i’ve always been an over-thinker and i’ve got a habit of worrying what i’ve got to do all week instead of taking things one step at a time. I just end up thinking about everything and putting more stress on myself.
After I spoke to Liam, he suggested I write things down for the days I have to do them on and tick them off as I go along. A simple strategy really but I think it’s one that might actually work. I haven’t tried it just yet but i’m planning on doing it today and hopefully this will help me get my tranquility back.
I planned to have a pamper session on the weekend – bubble bath, painting my nails etc but instead I had to try and settle a very upset Kiiara. She had her immunisations on Friday – 3 jabs in total. The poor girl screamed the place down but she soon calmed down until it hit bedtime. She had a high temperature and was very restless. Even if you touched her slightly she would scream. It was heartbreaking to see.
As you could imagine Liam and I didn’t get much sleep that night. With every movement she made she would scream in pain. She wasn’t drinking much either but I knew that’s one of the side effects of having the jabs. We dosed her up on Calpol and we gave her lots of cuddles. The only way she would sleep was if she was lying on my chest on her belly but I didn’t mind as it seemed to help her.
It has taken 2 days but she seems to be a little better in herself now. She’s not screaming high pitched anymore, but I have noticed she has come up in a rash all over her face and body. This has never happened with the other children so of course i’m a little concerned incase she has had an allergic reaction to having them. She was perfectly fine before her injections though.
Liam and I noticed her rash had gotten much worse since last night so we called the doctors to get an emergency appointment. I explained to the receptionist what seems to be happening with Kiiara and just got told that there weren’t any appointments for today, despite supposedly being an emergency appointment line. They just said I will get a call back from the doctor later.
I don’t understand how a doctor is meant to diagnose her rash if he/she cannot see what the rash looks like. As you could imagine I wasn’t amused not being able to get her checked out but all we can do for now is to keep an eye on her and then see what the doctor says. If it gets any worse, I think it will have to be a hospital visit.
Wish me luck ladies! Today is going to be a very long day. I can feel it in my bones.
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