Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Sweet Boy

Robbie is learning to be careful with mommy's tummy as it is sore. He is 4.5 though and like most kids his age loves crawling on mommy and daddy for hugs. Robbie has heard to many "ouchs, ughs and such" lately. He is always sorry when he hurts mommy and I know that it is an accident.

Last night I had a really rough night. I woke up in pain and had to take extra meds. This morning when Sean and Robbie were ready to leave for the day they came in and gave me kisses. I was pretty out of it so I am not sure if I said something about pain or if Robbie bumped my tummy. All that I do know is that Robbie left his turtle to comfort mommy.

Robbie's stuffed turtle was a first birthday gift from Clarke and Cecelia Dyer. Actually the turtle he has now is a replacement of the original that got lost on our move back to Edmonton. Anyways, Turtle (that is his name) is Robbie's baby/brother/best friend. Turtle is who Robbie turns to when hugs and kisses from mommy and daddy are not enough to ease the pain. Turtle sleeps with Robbie every night (along with his blanky). Turtle is Robbie's best friend.

When I woke up hours later I did not remember about Turtle being in bed with me. I rolled over and something was under me. I jumped. When I saw that Turtle was lying there on our bed I remembered my sweet little son wanting mommy to feel better. What a sweet boy giving his mommy something that makes him feel better.

I love Robbie so much.

Turtle and Robbie

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sick Leave

I have been dealing with chronic pelvic pain since January 28th. It is not fun. The pain is at an all-time high being worse then the gall stones which up to now has been the hardest pain to deal with. I have made 5 (yes five) trips to the ER, one was more for bleeding although the pain was bad as well.

Until recently I had not had a period since December 12th. Not fun! I finally started back on birth control pills on February 7th to force the issue. At that point I had a bunch of blood pregnancy tests all come back negative. I also had an ultra sound come back negative for any cysts (which is what we thought was the problem).

Included in the 5 trips to the hospital were two rides in ambulances, really not a fun experience.

On monday I FINALLY saw my OB/GYN. I have a diagnosis. I have a very severe bladder infection complicated by my diabetes. Dr Chua said that the pain would feel like labour (I think it is worse then labour) and I will be on antibiotics for at least a month but possibly 3-4 months to get rid of this. Apparently it is common in diabetics after giving birth AND under-diagnosed.

I see Dr Fontyne (family doc) to keep him posted on what is happening. I really hope this is the answer because I am tired of feeling this way. I want to go back to work. I LIKE my job and miss being there.