Monday, October 11, 2010

So, I haven't posted in a while...

There's not much good to report.

He got over the ear infection, only to get some kind of virus a couple of days after the ear infection diagnosis that the doctor thought could be MONO. (My reaction? "He's four. He only kisses ME!") Apparently it's not unheard of for kids his age to get mono, so on his birthday, no less, we went to the pediatrician and then to LabCorp to get blood drawn for testing. The good news with that is that it turned to be Not Mono, and he eventually recovered from what turned out to be one of those ugly little-kid viruses.

I took him to the allergist to get tested last week, because I wanted to know what the hell was causing his constantly runny nose since about April. He mentioned casually to me on the way there that his ear hurt a little. Sure enough, he had an ear infection in his left ear this time. SIGH. Yet another antibiotic. If he gets another one soon, I am going back to the ENT and raising holy hell. The tubes are supposed to be taking care of this, for crap's sake!!

The toilet issue is still a huge issue. We eventually gave up on the underwear for school- he never uses the potty, and screams hysterically at the mere suggestion of it. He also screams at the thought of pooping in any potty.

No new exciting news with food, either.

I am just so damn tired, all the time. Thinking about anything, let alone trying to fight him on potty issues or food issues, sucks the life out of me. I just can't do this anymore, I can't. I just don't know what to do. Everyone has a suggestion, none of which work, and I know, because I have tried EVERYTHING. I spend hours at night, tossing a turning, and thinking about everything...I just don't have the strength for this, any of it. I know I'm failing him, but I just can't do it.


Her Artichoke Heart said...

I don't think you're failing him. Whenever I've been around Frank, I come away thinking he seems like a happy kid who knows he is loved...if that's any consolation! *HUGS*

Karin said...

Thanks, I needed to hear that.

Lindsay & Emma Bartholomew said...

My little lady (almost 3) is struggling with chronic ear infections (AFTER TUBES-GRR!). We are seeing a new ENT next week. Apparently there are several kinds of tubes and some kids do better with others. The ones Em's doctor is hoping the ENT will do are tubes that have antibiotics in them.
Keep your head up, it sounds like you are doing everything for your little guy. Good luck.