Monday, April 7, 2014

Mysterious Illnesses

So I'm here!  I'm alive!  I know you guys worry about me (sarcasm).

Sometimes I have anxiety attacks.  And what I think is causing them isn't always causing them.  I got really stressed with a work project for Oilo and freaked the heck out.  So I quit.  And then caved.  One last project.  This cot in this fabric.
I'm making the fabric portion of this cot. . .
In this BEAUTIFUL fabric.  Don't you love it???

But on Wednesday things came to an all time bad.  Axel threw up his milk before eating breakfast.  He still seemed hungry (not like a stomach flu) so I fed him his oatmeal.  He threw it all up and it was very scary because he couldn't breathe, and he couldn't stop.  We had plans for a play date that morning and Axel threw up all over me so thoroughly that I had to change everything.  As soon as I got my clothes stripped off, my door bell rang.  I threw on my bathrobe and answered the door.  I felt so bad telling my friend that I couldn't take her daughter that morning. 

As soon as my friend left I called the doctor and made an appointment for Axel that afternoon.  He ate lunch after his nap and kept it all down.  He seemed happy and cheerful, I almost canceled the appointment.  But I thought we might as well go and get things checked out.

Axel has had an ear ache for probably three or more weeks.  The ear infection fed his cold causing him to gag on mucus (and throw up almost daily), and causing his eye to occasionally goop up.  He was very happy in California, though he still had some moments of clingy-ness, but the week before we left and the week since we've been back he has been incredibly whiny and sad. 
Despite the cute face, this is Axel being incredibly whiny and sad.
Last night he'd been on antibiotics for four days.  I forgot what fun he could be when he wasn't constantly crying to be held.  I let him stay up 30 extra minutes because I just couldn't put a happy boy to bed.  

And that's when I realized that working for Oilo wasn't the only cause of my anxiety attacks, but Axel's health problems were as well. 

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I might start blogging again.

(And on Wednesday I'll be blogging April's What Would You Do With. . . 1 dozen eggs.  Join us, wont you???)


  1. Oh I'm so sorry. That is the worst! We were sick all last week. It was awful. And now I'm doing loads of laundry and finally washed my hair today. Bah!

    1. Amen to the loads and loads of laundry. I wonder if I'll ever get caught up on life now!

  2. Aw, poor little guy! I'm so glad you got it figured out though. :) LOVE that fabric!

    1. Thanks friend! You were so sweet to listen to my go on and on about it last Saturday!!

  3. hopefully now that axel is feeling better and you quit oilo you will feel a little better too.

    1. Yes, I have been so much more relaxed!


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