Wednesday, March 06, 2013


Remember when I talked about my kids being sick? And how it was awful? And the worst week ever? Well, I was wrong. I mean, it was awful and a pretty bad week. But things can always get worse. Much, much worse. 

When I took Ginger to the doctor, she prescribed a steroid for her cough. We dutifully began the prednisone on Wednesday night, and a second dose Thursday morning. By Thursday evening, Ginger had been replaced by her evil twin. I took a video of her screaming at me and sent it to my mom with the note, "This is why people drink." Thursday night my inlaws arrived, and on Friday morning, with just 3 teaspoons of steroids in her little body, Ginger snapped. She screamed, she kicked, she hit. She sassed and she refused to say "sorry" and "please." Curly put her in time out. In order to get out, all she had to do was tell Mommy "sorry" for screaming and being rude. 

Ginger refused.

For two hours, my baby screamed and yelled and said things like, "I do NOT SAY SORRY!" By noon, I joked that she must have Roid Rage. By the Saturday evening, after enduring two days of massive temper tantrums, throwing toys and kid-size furniture, and mean talking by a 3 year old, we were convinced. We stopped giving her the medicine and waited for Ginger to come back to us. 

When she laughed on Monday, the first time in days, we all rejoiced. My inlaws breathed a huge sigh of relief that their favorite grandchild was not actually possessed by the devil. Then we all agreed that I should have gone to medical school, because I rock at diagnosing.

I also rock at quilting, even though I haven't had the energy much lately. I made this for a customer and mailed it off yesterday:

So there you go. A cautionary tale about the overuse of steroids and a pretty little quilt. What more could you want on a Wednesday?


Thimbleanna said...

That's perfect Wednesday posting for reading on a Thursday. Very interesting about the meds too -- I would have never guessed it. And your little quilt is darling -- I'll bet you wanted to keep it!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

That sounds like a nightmare! Glad you got it figured out and hope she's feeling back to normal completely. Great quilt!

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I'm so sorry you had a hard week. I wish I could have been there to help!!!

PS- I LOVE the sweet baby quilt!!!

Terry said...

You are spot on! I had the very same reaction to prednisone as Ginger! I only took two does and threw the rest out!!!! I can tell you she had no control over her self!!! Weirdest feeling ever and I should have gone to med school along with you!!! Thank heavens we listen to that spirit inside of us!

patty said...

I am just reading this due to snowquestration and a puppy named Lola. I'm relieved that Ginger is back.

Van Hauwaerts said...

Steroids, red hair, or both?

I still love her.

Mama Pea said...

What a rough couple of days! Glad you kept your sense of humor. ;-)