Saturday, January 31, 2009

Exhausted . . .

I am so done. I am beyond exhausted. This has been the worse week on record. Robert's leg injury is not one bit better since the ER visit last Saturday. He has spent all of this week pretty much on bed rest. When he isn't laying on the couch awake, he is sleeping off the pain meds.

I am having to carry the whole house myself. Robert is a stay at home dad for a reason. Our lives are incredibly chaotic having to have total supervision of Dustin at all times. Since Robert hasn't been up all week, I have had to do all the cleaning. laundry, cooking, supervision etc. Not only that, but I have a wicked cold, canker sores all over the inside of my mouth and a horrific sore throat. I am beyond grumpy and just plain tired.

Since his routine is screwed up, Dustin is pushing all my buttons. He doesn't behave well for me anyway, so me being his primary caregiver is not working. He is stealing food, messing with the animals, irritating the kids and pushing me clean over the edge at all times.

I just want to sit and cry. Today I wanted a nap more than anything. I could hardly sit in the chair without falling asleep. The two littles were playing upstairs nicely and Robert decided to take Dustin up for a nap with him. As soon as Dustin went upstairs he told the littles that I was going to nap downstairs so they came down and I didn't to sleep a wink. Wah!

Okay, enough whining. I just want my husband back up to par so he can help me out around here. I really shouldn't whine as so many more have it worse than I do, but it's my bloggy and I'll cry if I want to. . .


Torina said...

I hope you get your hubby back soon! I'm sure mine is counting the seconds until I am back to normal, too :)

Patty said...

I am NOT a doctor Sheri, but Roberts original injury and re-injury happen several weeks ago and one would think there would be some improvement by this time. An X-ray shows only broken bones not injured ligiments or muscle tears. It might be time to ask the doc for an MRI to see if something else is going on in there. Have Robert keep a detailed report of what hurts when and what movements make it worse/better and go see the doc again with the info.

Oh! And make sure he knows he owes you a "mini-on-the-sofa" vacation when he gets his body healed, up and running. It might help you get through the next few days to dream of that.

FAScinated said...

I wish we lived closer so I could help out. I know how hard it can be and I hope things improve soon!

Jo said...

You go ahead and whine, because I don't know how you are doing it! You deserve a nap, some chocolate and a mental health break. I am hoping you get all three, SOON!

Jo said...

P.S. I was going to say the same thing as Patty. It doesn't seem right that he isn't feeling better.

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

What you need is a reduction in standards. Seriously, take it down to the minimum possible, then take it down some more. Clean undies and socks. The dollar menu at Wendy's is the best (imo). Paper plates. Spray some lysol around. Is there any chance you could tomato stake the little one to yourself or dad?
Could you have strep?
Good luck. THe one thing that is a positive is that every single day since the beginning of time, has ended.

Amber said...

I love the above comment...I'm going to totally second that one and hold onto it for myself! :0)

Lisa said...

I totally agree with Patty & Jo. Things don't sound right with Robert's leg.

Hoping your craptastic day is over soon. Put all the kids to bed early and hide under the covers with some chocolate.

Accidental Mommy said...

What you just described is like my life. I carry the whole house and I always have a sick or hurting husband.

I feel like I always want to cry. I can't set a routine either because I don't know if Hubs will be sick or when the home health nurse shows up. I hate it and the kids don't follow what I say even though I try to make it the same routine (maybe not at the same time) as much as possible.

Thank you for sharing this. I don't feel like such a whiny little wuss, at least not as much as before I read your post.

I'm normal. (Yep, I consider you normal. lol)

Sheri said...

Patty, Jo and Lisa,

I am forcing the issue with the doctor today and getting a referral to an Orthopedic guy.

Torina, You normal? Bwahahaha

Kari, Essie, Amber - thanks a ton for the encouragement.

Sasha, I almost deleted this post while I was writing it because I thought to myself, "this is what Sasha deals with every day plus a few extra kids, buck up and quit yer whining!" But I whined anyway. Thanks for not taking offense and telling me I'm normal! :)