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25/01/2013 at 21:12
I had about 2 hours sleep In 4 half- hour wedges last night, as Sophie has shingles and spnet the whole night screaming at me. Had to miss work this morning and go in at lunchtime after a 3 hour powernap whilst my mum had her today. Ridiculous that she's had chicken pox and shingles when lots of kids her age haven't even had the pox! Back on 48hour hospital obs now as well after spending all day Wednesday there as she also has a chest infection that's not shifting and her record of fighting off anything without her blood count dropping is non existent.
Tired of being tired, we have so few nights of uninterrupted sleep anyway, but exhausted tonight, and tired of Sophie having to go through so many rubbish viruses that she can't deal with without drama. Its not fair and I'm fed up of it.
25/01/2013 at 21:14
Aw love, don't know what to say, you'll just want to be with her as well, can you get signed off for a couple of weeks? Xxxx
25/01/2013 at 21:15
Poor love, hope she makes a recovery soon, and you all get some sleep - sounds like you really could do with a break
25/01/2013 at 21:16
nothing positive to say i'm afraid...hope she gets better very soon x
25/01/2013 at 21:21
That sounds so hard, really hope she is better soon and that you get a very very long run of good health all round.
25/01/2013 at 21:34
Kellfi- I can take time off, but I only work part time anyway, so I'm here most of the time. I do just want to be with her though, you're right. I'm looking for a new job at the moment though, so I'm quite aware of any time I have off and can't afford to get a bad record. Also, it's just constant with her- she's four, at Playgroup with every bug going and a backfiring immune system- its never going to end, id be off forever. I'm just feeling frustrated that before last May our lives were easy and now they're not and there's nothing we can do about it. How she'll cope when she starts school I have no idea. Good job I'm a teacher because I think she will be half home schooled!
25/01/2013 at 21:38
Hope she's better soon C x
Cat, you have to think of yourself & J & your H as well, you've been thru so much lately. If a prospective employer can't take that into account, they're not worth working for anyway. Have a think about seeing your GP. Please xxx
25/01/2013 at 21:40
oh no, I hope she is better soon and i hope you get some more sleep tonight
25/01/2013 at 21:58
Kellfi - I see him regularly thansk to S! He did ask me a few weeks ago how I was and if I was feeling low all the time, etc and I just did a manic laugh and asked if he meant was I depressed, which he did. I don't think I am, I'm just always tired, and I know I've lost my sparkle since S got poorly and certainly not 'carefree' anymore, and not come to terms with what happened in May (makes me cry regularly and I have the odd nightmare) and have very little desire to go to work or be away from her, I don't think that counts as depression though, I'm just fed up,and probably selfishly because it's S that ends up spending most of her life being poorly or recovering, not me.
25/01/2013 at 22:04
I don't think it needs to count as depression really. Stress & exhaustion
25/01/2013 at 22:06
definitely stress! I feel permenantly wound up, it's like walking on a cliff edge not knowing which way you are going to fall and when, but you know you're gonna fall off sooner or later. That's how I feel.
25/01/2013 at 22:45
Well, please have a chat with your H & GP. Even a fortnight x
25/01/2013 at 23:01
It'll be half term in 3 weeks, I can hang out till then- that gives me almost 2 weeks off anyway.
26/01/2013 at 08:09
For me the worst parts of my depression and anxieties are the physical exhaustion, I think it goes hand in hand sadly. I'd definitely still speak to the gp if you feel you can. I wouldn't be at all surprised if you are suffering from some kind of anxiety after what you've all been through. It was a very scary time. Mine completely wipes me out and I just can't cope unless I basically sleep all of the time (which is impossible when you have children). There is help though so don't feel like you can't ask for it.
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