I’ve been absent in my blog all week. Jasmine has been sick so I’ve had to tend to her. She came home from church with my sister on Sunday evening and was very warm but still playing and being herself. I didn’t even leave the house Sunday because I was up early making my side dough doing a head of individuals. I’m not as into doing other folks hair as I use to be HOWEVER I rarely turn down side cash by doing something I’m awesome at and that’s hair! So I gave Jas Tylenol and sent her to bed and she woke up with a normal temp and chatty. I took her to daycare and I went to work.
When I came and picked my girl up she was nekkid( just a diaper) and whiny. They told me she was running a fever and it was 102. I picked her up and she felt like a heating pad! They got her dressed and we headed over to my moms because I still needed to grocery shop and didn’t want to lug my sick child around. Jas curled up in my moms lap and she dozed on and off until i returned.
When we got home I gave her a cool bath and put her in the bed with me. See Jas has a history of Febrile Seizures and they scare us both pretty good. So I let her sleep in my bed. She tossed and turned and slept right up on me. I had to keep the fan on because she had ME sweating. The next morning was supposed to be her 18 month check up so I was thankful for that.
I got Jas dressed and ready and loaded her up in the car. The plan was for us to make her appointment and then for me to drop her off with my sister so that I could go to work and get some things done. That plan flew out the window because. . . I LOCKED MY BABY IN THE CAR! Yes y’all I did. I was trying to rush and gather everything from the car. I put my keys and cell in her diaper bag like I usually do when we go to the doc and sat it in the back seat next to Jasmine. I remembered her medical records card was in the front seat so I close the back door and go back into the front of the car. After I grab her card and my wallet I close that door too. . . LOCKED! all the doors are locked and I start to freak out. I pulling at the handles like a crazy person and of course nothing is happening. I look in at Jas and she’s just chillin so I calm myself down and think. A man with his kids pull up behind us and he asks if i need him. I explain to him what happened and he pulls out his cell phone and lets me use it. I 1st call my parents who live around the corner and sometimes work from home but no one answered. So then i call my best friend, she answers and i explain what happened. She tells me she’s on her way( from work, i love her!) and that she’s calling AAA. Needless to say we got Jas out. Took about 30 mins from me making the call to the AAA people getting there. They also told me that I don’t need an AAA membership to call them if someone is locked in the car. Good to know but this will NEVER happen again.
I thank God for Lupe and his cell phone because I didn’t want to walk away from the car and freak jas out. He also stayed outside with us while we waited for AAA to arrive and he didn’t have to do any of that. Jasmine was cool for a good 20 mins of this ordeal then she tried unstrapping herself and had no luck. She then started to get upset and started to cry these huge tears! Hurt my soul y’all. And I could see her calling “mommy, mommaaaa” and I couldn’t recuse her. Seriously the worst feeling in the world! But she was recused and safe and we still went on with out appointment. Now we were accompanied by my best friend and her brother who was closer than she was to me so she called him to come be with us. He cuddled jas a few mins then he left because I told him she might be getting shots! lol But bestie stayed with us.
They call her name and we go back to get her stats. My girl gained a pound! lol She’s now 23lbs and 32inches. I knew she was taller. She seems like she’s getting long. Her fever was still 102 so they gave me meds to give her. Now when I tell y’all she didn’t want anything to do with those meds! She fought and fought and what I did get her to swallow she soon threw up all over bestie who had to go back to work. luckily she lives close and was able to go home and change. The doc checked Jas out and said she had the beginnings of an ear infection but she also had a very inflamed throat and it was infected. He prescribed her antibiotics and we were on our way.
She wasn’t much herself all day Tuesday and barely ate a thing. I got her to drink a little bit but that was about it. She slept in the bed again with me that night. Yesterday morning she came to work with me so I could get a few things done and we could head back home. She was more like herself yesterday. Very chatty and she drank a little but she still barely ate. My coworkers haven’t seen her in months so they were all over her ( in a good way) she was entertained and so were they and I was able to finish what i needed to do quickly.
We went home and took long naps. She slept for 3 hrs and woke up even more like herself. She took a bath and got her hair washed, ate a little bit and was back to sleep by 830. Today she’s at home with my sister. I didn’t think she needed to be at daycare the rest of the week. Tomorrow either she’ll be home or she’ll be with another Auntie. I’m blessed to have people who are ready and willing to help out with Jasmine when I need them. She’s better to today. She woke up and said, “Hi mom” and waved at me so that’s a good sign lol.
I’ll leave y’all with the picture I would have posted yesterday for Wordless Wednesday had I remembered it was Wednesday lol