It has been a most painful weekend. I seem to have an infection in my mouth that has lead to a migraine. My 4 year old, and I don't care what my doctor says, has migraines. My Doctor is repeating many of the same things that was said about me when they couldn't figure out what was going on with me at 2 years old. My son came home yesterday, he was with my husband looking a tractors, crying and hitting the side of his head. My husband informed me that he had been telling him that his head hurt for awhile. I have tried not to jump to conclusions. But when one has spent there entire life with migraines, it takes one look into the eyes of another inflicted person to "see" the migraine. I had thought that since none of my boys had shown any symptoms, that none have them had gotten this. I ran into town and bought some childrens Ibuprofen, 7up and reices pieces. Now why on earth would I buy the junk food? It is the only comforting memory I have as a child with migraines. If you have ever had one, or have had several, you know just how painful they can be. As a child I would go blind, have tunnel vision, break blood vessels around my eyes, have fevers, vomit, sensitive to light, sounds, smells, touch. As an adult I have learn to, well...suck it up and deal. I however can not be on a computer during one. I digress, as a child I remember my father giving me 7up and reices pieces (remember E.T. was so cool at the time) Of course it did nothing for the migraines, it did help the queasiness though. But just that memory, the only good memory of ever having migraines, came into play last night as I watched my 4 year old shrink away in pain. He needs such a memory. ( I have tried everything, from narcotics to herbs to be rid of migraines. Narcotics work only because they knock me out. Herbs have never worked. I take a couple IB's and go pass out. Sleep is the only thing that really helps. The IB brings that pain down to a level that is tolerable so that I can sleep)
We are now going to talk about cows. I have been silently reassuring myself that the low amount of milk we are getting is due to the fact that Mama is still nursing a calf. Once ma is weened, we will get the quantity that I had read about. My husband voiced is doubts last night. "My father says we should get a Holstein" my stomach and heart dropped. I have spent a year, reading and pinning for these Dexters. "Ya, know a real milk cow." I informed him that Dexters are real milk cows. "I know, you have told me, but I am getting tired of milking for so little." I told him that I too was having doubts about the quantity, but informed him that it will get better once Uma is weened. "It better." So can any one with Dexters reassure us? How much milk on average does a nursing Dam give? We are not going to give up on our girls, that will not happen, but my husband really wants to pick up a Holstein dam, I want to stay with Dexters.
Even with all my pain, I did indeed "suck it up" and we drove posts around the potato bed. We should have fencing up around that area today. (even if I still hurt)
I received this award today from Given55. With all this talk about migraines and working, and everything else that goes wrong around here, perseverance is something I know a tad about.
I am giving this over to Crunchy Chicken for her work in Goods For Girls
A Posse ad Esse for his Urban chicken fight.
Ginny, from Becoming because...you just need to go read her story. ( oh and Ginny I haven't slept since I started having kids)
Kentucky Hollers, she's just as bad as I am.
And then there is Two Frog Home.
of course there is a large number of blogs I read that deserve this as well.