Random thing you loathe right now.

My 3.5 year-old daughter is sick. Went to the doctor. They said she had an ear infection. Gave us meds. Two days later she seems worse. I know it takes time for the meds to work, but she's miserable. And I don't handle this well. I'm helpful and do what she needs but every time she coughs my chest constricts and I get more and more stressed out. Don't know if we'll take her to the hospital today or what. But this is killing me. I'd much rather be sick myself.

That sounds awful. I know I'd be terrified if a child got sick.

Hope she gets better, man.

From my experience during my pediatrics rotation, I can tell you two things:

1) Children get sick all the time, especially when school starts, and they're amazingly resilient.

2) Children get their parents sick all the time, especially when school starts, and the parents aren't quite so resilient.

Bonus! 3) Children whine a lot less about being sick than adults do.

lostlobster wrote:

My 3.5 year-old daughter is sick. Went to the doctor. They said she had an ear infection. Gave us meds. Two days later she seems worse. I know it takes time for the meds to work, but she's miserable. And I don't handle this well. I'm helpful and do what she needs but every time she coughs my chest constricts and I get more and more stressed out. Don't know if we'll take her to the hospital today or what. But this is killing me. I'd much rather be sick myself.

Give it time...

Coldstream wrote:

2) Children get their parents sick all the time, especially when school starts, and the parents aren't quite so resilient.

Absolutely this! We've finished one of the worst winters I can remember down here for kids colds. Between the two of them (we have a 17 month old, and an 'almost 3' year old) we only had one week out of the whole season where no-one was ill. The downside of "cuddles" when they aren't feeling their best, but, the only downside I might add (if you don't count being covered in all sorts of sticky, funky coloured stuff).

Freezing rain, snow, scrapping my truck windows, and shoveling snow. I am so ready for spring.

Pretendbeard wrote:

My new haircut. I swear, anything remotely 'sensible' (aka. Cut above the eyes) inevitably looks like pants on me.

I'm in the same boat; my hair doesn't grow out well at all. My suggestion: shave your head.

Coldstream wrote:

From my experience during my pediatrics rotation, I can tell you two things:

1) Children get sick all the time, especially when school starts, and they're amazingly resilient.

2) Children get their parents sick all the time, especially when school starts, and the parents aren't quite so resilient.

Bonus! 3) Children whine a lot less about being sick than adults do.

1 and 2 are absolutely the truth. If you think 3 is true, then you're obviously not a parent, because that's who kids whine to. Parents don't get to whine to their kids, so they whine at other adults(like Doctors).

Having to wait almost a week to find out the results of a test that will determine my future...argh the anxiety knots are going to kill me!

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I feel ya. Screwed our plans rather neatly.

Coldstream wrote:

From my experience during my pediatrics rotation, I can tell you two things:

1) Children get sick all the time, especially when school starts, and they're amazingly resilient.

2) Children get their parents sick all the time, especially when school starts, and the parents aren't quite so resilient.

Bonus! 3) Children whine a lot less about being sick than adults do.

Yeah, 1 and 2 have been my life since this past September. But up until now it's been just bad cold after bad cold. This has been much different: she's been spiking fever of 104 at times, has terrible coughing jags (so bad that she burst a blood vessel in one eye), and her eyes are crusting shut with the gunk draining through her tear ducts. She's taking it like a trooper for the most part. I only bring it up because it makes me feel horrible and stressed and, well, I loathe it.

We think that the meds might be starting to work, though. Fingers crossed. If so, I'll be posting in that other thread. About things you love.

Furnaces. Specifically, blower motors in furnaces that die at, oh say noon on a Sunday, when the repair guy can't get here until some time Monday morning.

It is currently 13C in my house, and I'm sitting in two pairs of sock, two pairs of pants, a sweater and my bathrobe with two space heaters on. And I can barely feel my fingers.

My girlfriend and I decided we wanted to adopt another cat recently. We found and amazingly cute kitten through a local classified site that was being offered by this group called Cat Rescue Network which has a good reputation. These people are crazy hardcore about their process. We spent the weekend filling out tons of forms, reading all this documentation on socialising, how declawing is bad, why clumping litter is bad and other such things that we had to sign off on, we had to give vet references (tough cause I've never had to take Thrall to the vet yet), spend an hour across town seeing the cat and getting interviewed by the...colourful foster family and to our shock, we had to submit to having our apartment inspected to ensure Thrall was good natured and the place was clean. This kitten is an absolute gem and we fell in love with her after about 30 seconds. We went through all that and were told that the kitten was ours if we wanted her.

We were glowing all day yesterday. Just as I was about to leave for work this morning, we get a terse e-mail from them saying that someone else offered to adopt both her and one of her siblings and they decided to give her to them instead. They said they also had concerns about the age difference between her and Thrall (he's only a year and a half old and I was specifically told before that this was fine.) So after assuring us that she was ours and after preaching how heavily they believe in the "your cat is a member of the family idea", they give her away behind our backs after getting us all psyched that we were about to welcome a new one. We sent them a very frank e-mail back telling them how unprofessional they are, how much of our time they wasted and that it seems to go against the values they preach when they toy with people's feelings this way. We had almost convinced my Mom to adopt the kitten's Mother as well as she's also thinking of getting another cat but we're telling everyone to stay away from Cat Rescue Network now. Great start to the week.

Coldstream wrote:

From my experience during my pediatrics rotation, I can tell you two things:

1) Children get sick all the time, especially when school starts, and they're amazingly resilient.

2) Children get their parents sick all the time, especially when school starts, and the parents aren't quite so resilient.

Bonus! 3) Children whine a lot less about being sick than adults do.

This.

My wife's a nanny who's working with 3 different families at the moment. She's a walking plague vector, who's spent the last couple of months sniffling and snorting constantly. It's a testament to my titanium constitution that I don't end up getting sick too.

My fiance and I are going to baptize our 3 month old son and we were thinking where to do it at. She's (and her whole family) from New Mexico and my family is from Texas. I suggested that we do it in New Mexico because her and her family are devout Catholics while mine aren't really religious at all but my parents will show up for support. She suggested having it here since we'd have to take some classes prior to the baptismal and its not like we could go to New Mexico for the classes. I agreed and so we started to look for some churches nearby and then she thought "well, why not try St. Edward's University? They have a chapel and are part of the St. Ignatius parish and we're alumni. And if it's at St. Ed's my family will definitely come because they really like the campus." I thought "hmmmm good idea".

So she calls the school and asks if it was possible to hold a baptismal there, letting them know that we're alumni from class of '08 (me) and '09 (her). They said, and I quote "Well, we think it'd be best if y'all would...um...move on." I'm like "what the hell?" I put in thousands of dollars into that school, heard how great St. Ed's is, especially for alums, got a piece of paper that says I'm competent enough in my field of study (but won't get me a job anywhere), have donated to them on occasion but now they think that we should "move on"?!

Anyway, I found a different parish.

But as of right now, St. Edward's University, You are on my &%$! -list

If their chapel is anything like the UChicago chapels, there's something like an 18-month waiting list.

Have you asked the kid if he wants to be baptized?

theditor wrote:

Have you asked the kid if he wants to be baptized?

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"Danger, Will Robinson, danger!"

People already planning on chickening out of work tomorrow because of the impending snow. Seriously? We're not even in the center of it.

Norfair wrote:

People already planning on chickening out of work tomorrow because of the impending snow. Seriously? We're not even in the center of it.

Seriously. It may even mostly fly south of Chicago.

Holy craps. Checked my own forecast, and it's supposed to drop 60 degrees between now and tomorrow night.

Post-LAN party sleep deprivation.

wordsmythe wrote:

If their chapel is anything like the UChicago chapels, there's something like an 18-month waiting list.

If they told me that they had a long waiting list, I'd be like okay thanks. But nooooooo, they said for us to move on. When they call for donations i'll be "I'm sorry but I've moved on."

theditor wrote:

Have you asked the kid if he wants to be baptized?

First off, don't be a troll.

Secondly, if my child decides that he does not believe in a God, he can get himself excommunicated if he so chooses and I will still love him.

People that over use ellipses in text messages/emails. I can't count the number of times a normal email from someone can seem to have a passive-aggressive or defensive tone just by the use of "........" instead of a "," or a single "." Recent example: a coworker sent out an email that an ex-coworker told her to tell everyone she said "Hi." So I replied to the email saying, "Tell her I said hi, too!" To which she responded "Ok....."

...

WTF?! What do these ellipses imply? Do you think I should tell her Hi myself? Did you think I was not being sincere? God, people don't put enough thought into how their text can be translated.

Sinkwater wrote:

People that over use ellipses in text messages/emails. I can't count the number of times a normal email from someone can seem to have a passive-aggressive or defensive tone just by the use of "........" instead of a "," or a single "." Recent example: a coworker sent out an email that an ex-coworker told her to tell everyone she said "Hi." So I replied to the email saying, "Tell her I said hi, too!" To which she responded "Ok....."

...

WTF?! What do these ellipses imply? Do you think I should tell her Hi myself? Did you think I was not being sincere? God, people don't put enough thought into how their text can be translated.

So... does this really bother you...?

I can't shake a sinus infection, and have "crusting" (to put it plainly) in my nose. I can't remove it or I'll get bloody noses, and it's super uncomfortable so I keep picking at it and getting bloody noses...the viscous circle of life!! haha

airicc8 wrote:

I can't shake a sinus infection, and have "crusting" (to put it plainly) in my nose. I can't remove it or I'll get bloody noses, and it's super uncomfortable so I keep picking at it and getting bloody noses...the viscous circle of life!! haha

Blowing your nose will lead to fewer blowouts than picking

Tanglebones wrote:
airicc8 wrote:

I can't shake a sinus infection, and have "crusting" (to put it plainly) in my nose. I can't remove it or I'll get bloody noses, and it's super uncomfortable so I keep picking at it and getting bloody noses...the viscous circle of life!! haha

Blowing your nose will lead to fewer blowouts than picking

I need to do that more, I get impatient by the lack of stuff that comes out, and then I just go for it...haha...

Maybe this is a deeper/patience issue that I need to learn from! Thanks for the advice, I'll try to be strong.

...And I failed at trying to quote/reply to you. I'll go look at the Tech help to see how to do that...

It's a function of your status as a coffee grinder. A few more days, and a few more posts and you'll hit the next forum level, and will be able to quote.

You don't get the ability to use any bbcode until you've been here for several weeks.