Round 3… Fight!

I wish I could say my life has improved since my last check in. Alas, that isn’t the case. Back on Sept 25th, my son was on antibiotics for strep throat. A day after he finished that 7 day treatment, he whined that his throat hurt. I went and got him checked. Sure enough, he tests positive for strep again. So they give him a 10 day treatment at a higher dosage. He finished that on Saturday.

Guess what.

On Monday, the day I had off by myself, the day I declared to my kids “this is a Mama day”, the day I was looking forward to for over a month, I get a call from the school principal. Please come pick up your son. With a sigh, I abandoned my plans to get a haircut and to finish MMF, and instead headed to the school. As soon as I get there, my son looks up at me with tears in his eyes and says, “My throat hurts.”

Cue the use of bad words.

Yep, you guessed it. Strep again.

This time, I threw out his toothbrush, just in case that’s the culprit reinfecting him.

Needless to say, I haven’t done any writing. At the beginning of the month, I had even tried to do Inktober, but that attempt ended a mere handful of days after starting. I also missed Insecure Writer’s Support Group. It wasn’t that I’d forgotten, but I knew it’d be a one-sided effort. I fully intend to go visit other blogs once I get a handle on everything else in life. I just don’t know if this will be the week that happens.

Have you ever found yourself deprived of your me-time? How did you get around it?

Loni Townsend

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Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.

10 thoughts on “Round 3… Fight!

  1. Yikes. And he must be miserable if he keeps getting strep. Is there anything the doc can do to let him get well?

  2. Sarah Brentyn

    Ha! Am I ever…I am always deprived of my me-time. It’s so unhealthy. Seriously, lady, you’ve got to delegate and get some self-care in. Me=Pot You=Kettle (But, still, I’m not wrong.) I know how hard it is, I do, but you’ve got to. I’m sorry for your son. It’s horrible watching our kids suffer. I really hope this last round gets rid of it for good. (((hugs)))

  3. Is it possible that someone else in the house is a carrier? Years ago, my nephew kept getting strep and it was his sister who was giving it to him. They got her on antibiotics too and the problem ended.

  4. Me time is essential! You NEED it to not murder people. I’m so sorry, Loni 🙁 Make hubby help you find another day because it is essential that you take it. For your health. And yes, definitely throw out that toothbrush. Hope he feels better! *fourth times a charm*

  5. Anna

    Good idea throwing out the toothbrush. I know its hard, but family first. Kids grow up way too fast.

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  6. So sorry your son keeps getting strep. And yes, I have things come up all the time that prevent me from working or having time to myself. It’s frustrating.

  7. Yikes. I’m sorry it keeps coming back. I hope after this time it stays away.

  8. Eek! Hope he is better soon!

  9. I’m so sorry. Poor little guy. I hope this time he kicks it to the curb. Hang in there a Mama Day is in your future.

  10. Poor kid! I’m no doctor, but the family remedy for sore throats is gargling with salt water. For some reason, it really does seem to help with the pain. No idea if it actually cures anything, but it’s worth a shot.

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