Feb 25, 2010

If Daddy Needs a Cape, Mommy Needs Parental Rights Revoked

Thats it. I am officially the worst mom ever. I feel like I need my parental rights taken away. So, I explained in my last post about MC's cough and slight fever... well, right before we went to bed she started coughing and gagging and then coughed up a huge amount of mucus. It was super scary. Her temp was still ok so I just tried to calm down. I let her sleep with me so I could keep an eye on her in case she started coughing - which she did. About 1 am this morning she started coughing so I went to hold her up and she was on FIRE. I mean this baby was so hot. Of course I rushed her over to the changing table and took her temp which was 101.6! As I have mentioned NUMEROUS times, I am an compulsive worrier. Imagine how I handled this situation... thats right, I started bawling. I ran in to wake up mom and told her I needed to take MC to the emergency room. She (always the voice of reaosn) told me to calm down and that I used to have temps of 104 when I had my chronic ear infections as a baby. She said "we just need to give her some tylenol and the fever will go down". I went to "get the tylenol" and called the doctor. Yup. 1am I had the doctor paged. Her response was just like my mother's - give her tylenol and just keep an eye on her.

Well after ZERO sleep I got up with her about 9am to give her a bottle. I laid her in the pack and play and turned on her nice little light up, musical, aquarium toy thingy. I went to the kitchen and then heard SLAM and a baby crying. OH MY GOSH!!! I raced in and there is the aquarium toy laying beside MC's head and she is screaming. At this point, I seriously wanted to die. I picked her up and after a few seconds she stopped crying, but still! I have no idea where the thing hit her since it was only lying beside her when I came in. I felt around and there are no bumps, but of course I am still quite concerned.


Well I tried giving her her bottle and she only drank a little and didn't want anymore. Great. She probably has a concussion and can't even eat! Right then Adam calls so of course I start crying and telling him the whole story. He said I was crazy and accidents happen and she won't break. Not quite reassuring enough. I still feel horrible. I feel responsible for her getting sick and I feel HORRIBLE that I let that toy fall on her head. I mean, what if something is seriously wrong??!!! I will be so glad when Adam gets home so I can have a partner in all this... and most importantly, someone to reassure me when I have my spaz sessions; cause right now I win the world's worst mommy award!

5 comments:

Becky said...

You are seriously NOT the worst mom in the world by any stretch of the imagination!! This stuff definitely happens and it isn't your fault at all!! I mean there are parents out there who leave their kids alone for hours to go out and party! You give MC a WONDERFUL life and surround her with love abound! Stuff happens, but it doesn't make you a bad mom at all!! You are great! Keep your head up!

Lisa said...

You are a wonderful Mommy! I know you've heard this over and over again, but accidents happen! And this not going to be the end of it, either. Heck, I didn't want to take Landon in public last week because I thought someone might call DHR from all of his boo-boo’s! MC is going to be just fine - kids are very resilient!! She knows how much you love and adore her!!

Katie said...

You are a great mom for worrying so much! And MC loves you! :)

Cherry Berry said...

We all go through the "I'm the worst mother in the world" phase. Heck, I feel like that several times a week for one reason or another! Even though I know I'm really not the worst mother! Just keep doing what you are doing! You sound like you are doing a great job!

Anonymous said...

lola-janis runs fever of 103-104 when she has an ear infection. it can be scary because this seems outragiously high but it babies tend to run higher fevers than we do. i usually give her tylenol and then hold her in the shower for a bit. when her fever breaks she will sweat really bad most likely so make sure her clothes stay dry. we usually have to change pjs. and dont give yourself such a hard time. you are a great mom. i have busted lola-janis' head a 1000 times putting her in or getting her out of the car. wait til MC starts walking. she will fall ALOT!!!...and like adam said....she wont break...or atleast not to bad :) ga

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