Monday, March 23, 2009

Still sleeping

Summer is still sleeping. We had a good evening last night. She was ready for bed around 9:30. She came to me and told me she wanted to go to bed and that she wanted me to lay with her for a little while, which I did. She got up between 4:00-5:00 a.m. and threw up once. For the life of me, I CANNOT remember the time. Then again around 6:00 a.m. I forced some Benadryl into her which she gladly chased with apple juice. Notice, I did NOT say she gladly took the Benadryl. :( It is such a war to get her to take medicine orally anymore. Do these manufacturers not know that if they want kids to take their medicine they need to make it at least taste good?????????? I'm pretty upset that they don't sell grape flavored everything right now. That is Summer's ONLY taste of choice. I think she would probably like bubblegum too if it weren't pink. With medicine, it is NOT good to be Summer's favorite color. Go figure. I got them to flavor her antibiotic grape because she did not like the way it tasted at the hospital. Well, they did. BUT, IT WAS STILL PINK. :o Needless to say it did not go down without her shedding a few tears and crying her head off for about 10 minutes. Thankfully, she only has to take that three days a week.

Today we go to learn how to do shots. Won't that be fun???? I'm going to go with a big, fat NO on that one. I don't see how we could possibly make getting shots to be the "cool" thing to do. Or fun. I hate to resort to bribery to get her to do things she does not want to do. Like take medicine or get hooked up to an IV through her port.

I really hope this gets easier and she decides that she does indeed like medicine. Anybody out there think that is just wishful thinking???? I know in time she will have to get used to it. We are just going through an adjustment period right now. Let me tell you there is a lot of adjusting going on. I skipped out on my favorite shows last night for some much needed sleep. I actually begged Clint to go watch them on the couch so I could rest because I knew I was probably going to be getting up in the middle of the night. And I did. But, I am glad I got that extra hour and a half of sleep that I wouldn't have if I would've watched them.

At least there are still some things in life to be thankful for. A lot actually. I just have to remember not to focus on the bad and try to surround myself with as many good things as possible. Hopefully our friends will all be illness free so that we can visit with them in the months ahead. I know we will need them to help pull us up when we are feeling down.

6 comments:

dena said...

Jennifer,
They do sell grape benedryl....I have the same quandry because my daughter only likes grape and I actually found some this weekend. If you want me to get you some and send it I would be HAPPY to do so:) Praying for you both....been following your story for a while now and praying for your family. my email is denamolsen@gmail.com. Have a blessed day.....Dena

the mol said...

Hang in there--she will get used to it (unfortunately). It's so crazy what ends up being normal to them throughout this process.

Good luck.

Stephycce said...

They sell grape benedryl. My kids hate the grape flavors LOL. And they get mad when all we can find is grape.

Joe & Molly Burnam said...

Jennifer - I'm reading each day and thinking of you so often. Hope today went well. -M

Stephanie said...

Grape is by far the best flavor...I thought that when I was younger too!

Hope you guys have a good day and Summer doesn't get sick anymore! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Bridgett said...

I have to agree with Summer...grape IS the best flavor. :)

Have you tried adding any of it to her juice? That's how I get all of Parker's supplements down him.

I hope the shot instruction when well. I wish I lived closer. I could teach you in your home. Giving shots isn't hard, but it's definitely not fun.

XOXO