Just a Mom Without a Clue
It is am awful feeling to feel helpless. Especially when the ones you love, those that you hold so close to your heart they feel to be part of you, are in pain. Real pain. Then not to know what is causing the pain. Awful.
So I packed the baby up and drove to our local ER. Ironically, after 72 hours of misery, the minute we walked through the doors of the hospital he transformed into this beautiful, bouncy, curious, happy, baby boy. The fever of 103.5 that he had been running all day, all night? Gone. The constant crying? Stopped. There I stood looking like a Mom without a clue.
After a bit of time doing the insurance-game. Really! I hate that we have to spend the first 30 minutes of an ER visit doing paperwork for insurance. It takes the compassion, caring, feeling that they are going to take care of us, and feeds it all through a paper-shredder. But I digress...
We saw a nurse, explained the symptoms, she laughed with my baby, made him smile, and I felt like a puppy with his tail between his legs. REALLY, he is sick!
Just an ear-infection! An answer. At two in the morning we drove home. The baby in the car seat. The mom working hard to keep her eyes open. Prescription for antibiotics in hand. But a huge relief that we had an answer. Because oh how I HATE feeling like a Mom without a clue! And oh how happy I am to know that he will have relief, and what we are going through is only temporary.
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com