As I had said before, Scarlett is getting tubes put in her ears tomorrow. Although it's a relatively minor procedure, it's still anesthesia and it scares the heck out of me. They called to give me the details of her surgery last night. I got a little teary as they explained the process. As they told me to pack her favorite stuffed animal and blankie, I could only think about how I wish that I could do it all for her. For those of you who don't know, Scarlett has been very sick, mostly with ear infections, since she started daycare in September of last year. I hoped that spring would take away the sickness but there was no such luck. It has actually gotten worse and Scarlett has been on antibiotics after antibiotics, week after week. In addition to finally getting the tubes in place, I have started scouting new daycares, smaller ones. Less kids, less germs. We've also scheduled our very first appointment with the pediatric chiropractor. I've heard amazing things about them and I only wish I had found one sooner. But now that we are so deep into this mess, I feel the best thing to do for Scarlett at this point is get these tubes asap. From there, we will try the chiropractor and hopefully find a daycare that is a bit smaller.
All of this worry over Scarlett has taken it's toll on my health as well. I went to the doctor's last week with some symptoms and after blood work and tests, they revealed that I am anemic, I have some very low levels and I had mono……My doctor told me that I need to rest and take some time off before exhaustion forces me too. I'm on supplements and starting to take care of myself better. I guess I should have seen this coming. I haven't been eating right at all, instead I worry about if Scarlett is eating right. Sleep has been very scarce when Scarlett is sick and I haven't been listening to my body. I ignore all of the signs until I have no choice but to face them.
I have taken a few days off of work to allow myself to get well, as well as keep Scarlett healthy. This weekend is Scarlett's 3rd birthday and family is coming to celebrate with us. I am really looking forward to this. Sometimes family is just as good as any medicine to help you feel better. So we are resting and preparing for this Friday's surgery and then some much needed family time. Thank you to everyone who sent us well-wishes. And those of you who helped me with Scarlett this week. I truly appreciate it! I'm hoping the next post will hold some happier topics such as……Scarlett isn't sick anymore! That would be the best post ever. Anyhow, here's some photos from our ice cream stop this weekend.