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The Good, The Bad & The Helmet

Is this the end?

Helmet on…
Helmet off…
Bounce bounce bounce… back and forth.

I feel like the world’s worst mom this week. And it is all circling around this stupid helmet I am still at odds with. Addison should have had her check up by now actually. Unfortunately her doctor was on vacation so two weeks turned into a three and a half week wait tacking on some extra days. Then Tuesday rolled around and in one day two new teeth decided to greet my poor baby girl.

Two teeth brought on one hell of a fever, on a warm day, which landed my nugget screaming and pouring sweat under her helmet. I called in and basically told the office staff the helmet was coming off.

It seems like the past 3 days, when the helmet goes on Addie goes from being tolerable to completely off the wall… hence the picture in the upper right corner with the complete insane meltdown.

I feel horrible for taking it off — I really do but at this point I firmly believe she is done with it and it should have been taken off last week. But the other side of me feels like I am not going by doctors orders and I am somehow doing her a huge injustice.

There is just no winning in the situation at all. She will either be miserable or won’t have it on. I am failing all over the place.

Today at 4pm we are finally going back for our check in and I am praying repeatedly all day we will get to leave that office with the helmet off for good — and my guilty conscious will stay in the office.

I am again thankful for modern medicine to help her through all of this, but we are all ready to put it up on a shelf in her room and wave goodbye to it!

 

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