Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ear Infection 4.0

Ok, so they warned me before I went back to work and I didn't listen. Everyone told me that you put your kid in daycare and a plague (or is it a pox?) will come upon your house. I smiled and nodded and thought to myself "How bad can it be"? Oh MY GOD!!! It has been 3 months this week since I went back to work. In 3 months my son has had a viral sore throat, a cold, a stomach virus from hell, FOUR ear infections and a partridge in a pear tree. Ok, maybe I got a little carried away at the end. He is on his 5th round of antibiotics and we are getting tubes put in tomorrow. I have used all of my sick leave and so has my husband.

I feel so bad for the little guy cause he has been such a trooper. I think the thing that frustrates me more than anything is the daycare policies. They get him sick then they make me keep him home for days. Or with the ear infections, he is on antibiotics, they aren't contagious but yet I still had to hit up my husband's aunt to watch my son today. Yet I am still paying the daycare for the full week and he is out 2 1/2 days this week. I have paid and paid and paid them and he has not had a full week there in forever. I think he has had maybe 1 or 2 weeks where he was there for 5 days. I understand they have a business to run but I can't keep hitting up everyone I know to watch him. I can't afford to pay the daycare and pay someone else to watch him for a day. I am going to start investigating other options but I haven't found a soul who can recommend a good home based daycare.

Sorry to vent I am just very frustrated.

1 comment:

Bon said...

we have had the same problem with O since i went back to work, although he's actually AT a home daycare, with only three other babies. and still, colds, and an ear infection, and more colds, and he's now been coughing for three weeks. sigh.

apparently he's building immunity or something like that...meh.