Should have called Mike at this point for back-up...
Instead, opted for blinding (literally) pain on the left side of my head for several long hours, all the time thinking, "That Demerol should start to work pretty soon..."
It wasn't until the early hours of the evening that I took my second large drug cocktail of the day: phenergan and two Tylenol with Codeine. Okay. That, coupled with twelve hours of sleep knocked the migraine nearly out. There were still a few residual twinges this morning but they had cleared up by noon. Now, here's hoping the beta blockers will work to prevent a new one from starting up. Fingers crossed everyone!
So, I learned today that my tonsils, removed in 1989 or so, are growing back. Well. That's exciting. Makes all the pain, agony, and throwing up 20 years ago seem so worth it. Plus, all the money Mom and Dad spent on the surgery: apparently, down the drain.
The plus side of it is that I have a really good feeling about the doctor I saw today. She seems to be up on her medical knowledge, not at all condescending even when I couldn't remember simple facts or put together a coherent sentence (migraine), and willing to work with me to get these blasted headaches under control. SO, this leads us back to LLSS and her cold-turkey, boob-free day. The doctor prescribed beta blockers in a very low dose to continually reduce the blood pressure in my head in the hopes of lessening the number and severity of headaches I get. But, the catch is that they are not safe for nursing babies, excuse me, big girls, so poor Clare is now a victim of the migraine monster as well. We both cried. It is a sad day for us.
The doctor also gave me a new painkiller combo that I hadn't tried before and my favorite anti-nausea medicine (also not baby approved). All I can say is, "Thank God for Cinderella." For an hour and 20 minutes I was able to huddle in a small ball on the couch with my head covered while LLSS was entertained by singing mice and birds, bad cats, and evil stepmothers. Way to go, Disney. Thanks for sending it, Cheda. And thanks to Brig and Noah for loving it too!
The new baby quilt is coming along. I've been procrastinating about attaching the binding and I don't know why. I think I was the same way with Julianna's quilt. So, here is a picture of the quilt top while I was laying it out to see which blocks where gave it the best look. It seems as though I don't have any of the quilted pictures on the computer yet, but I'll get there. Have I sung the praises of the walking foot yet?
We might see some sunshine tomorrow and temperatures about freezing! I'm crossing my fingers for a migraine-free day.
Okay, well immediately after I typed the words above I remembered that I had not actually followed the directions (online pattern). The pattern called for size 6 double point needles and I only had size 5. So there were some stitches and rows to be added. It also recommended a heavier weight yarn which I did not have, so these were knitted with Bamboo Wool. They are super soft. LLSS didn't want to part with them and has put in a request for a pair of her own. That will really require some pattern altering. All in all, I don't feel too bad about this, my second ever knitting project. Happy birthday, Em!
During a diaper change, LLSS informed me that she thought she might have "ballerina" because her poop was mushy.
And during her story on the couch with Dad after work (The Three Little Javalinas) she commented on the cute little "jalapenos."
So I guess we need to ask ourselves, when should we laugh and when should we set her straight? For now, we are going with laughing.