12 September, 2008

What a week...

Ok, so last week Chickie chips his tooth - massive self-inflicted guilt trips over that.

I forget to ring my nephew on his birthday and then forget to call dad on father's day. I suck at being a daughter and an aunt.

Early this week he gets a virus. Fever and then starts complaining of a sore neck and sore eyes. Massive (internal) freak outs because you're always told to watch out for symptoms like that. 24 hour health line advises us of what to look out for and to take Chickie to the doctor's in the morning. Doctor says it's a virus and that he should be fine but tells us what to watch out for if it gets worse. Massive amounts of relief after that!

Today J's sister called. She's pregnant and had the 1 hour test for gestational diabetes this week. Unfortunately it came back high (8.5 for those in the know) - so massive reassurances over the phone for her. She's terrified of needles and the only person she knows who's had GD was me - who had to have insulin injections twice a day. She'll be fine I'm sure, but she'll need some emotional support to get there, I think. She goes in for the 2 hour test this week. Please send vibes that if she definitely does have GD, that it's mild and she can control it with diet and exercise.

And now, Chickie and I are just back from the Dentist's. The dentist said we could just even it up if the chip was smaller, but we'd lose about 2mm in size and it would be quite noticeable. So, a filling of sorts was added. Chickie was afraid they'd give him robot teeth (amalgam fillings) but the dentist reassured him it would be the same colour as his teeth. Chickie didn't do too badly - didn't really want to open his mouth most of the time and then trying to talk through it the rest of the time (I'm sure this kid could talk underwater sometimes). He looked a bit shaky at the end, but then he's never had more than just a normal checkup before, so I expected it. I'm just glad he didn't need to have a needle to numb anything. I have no idea how he'd react to that.

Next week, will be calm, peaceful and dare I say it - boring. It will, I tell you! (If it knows what's good for it...)


Anonymous said...

I wish you a very boring week ahead.

(under the circumstances this is a nice thing to say!)

meggie said...

Oh these damn rough patches take it out of everybody, don't they!
So glad the tooth could be mended.

Sheila (Charm School Reject) said...

Here's to a boring week! Hopefully all of our lives get boring soon! lol

nikki said...

Wow, what an action packed week! I hope next week is calmer.

velcro said...

here's to peace, quiet and a boring week for you. Glad they could fix Chickie's tooth