Day 20 – Question of the Day XIII

posted by Momo Fali on November 20, 2011

So, you know how you go to the eye doctor because your eyes are SO dry and he replaces the plugs you have in your tear ducts…the ones that keep moisture on your eye instead of letting your tears drain down the duct…and he says your left eye needs a plug in the upper and lower duct, but after he places them your eye won’t stop watering for the next two days, so you take a pair of tweezers and pull out one of the plugs and a day later you get a bill for $500 from your eye doctor for the plug you just threw in the trash, and then you go away on, what should be, a relaxing weekend because you have done nothing but work for months, and it’s anything but relaxing, and then you come home to 211 emails and a sick kid, who you try to heal with ibuprofen and sinus rinses (even though he vomits almost every time you give him one) because he was JUST on antibiotics for pneumonia, but his fever lasts for four days and he has congenital heart disease, so you can’t mess around with bacterial illnesses, so you hike up your compression stocking (because you just had vein surgery) and take him to the pediatrician and the doctor says, “Good thing you brought him in, because he has an awful sinus infection and pneumonia again”, and once he’s started on a new course of antibiotics, and you’ve spent many sleepless nights with a shivering, barely-breathing nine year old, all you want to do when you get up on Sunday is drink a steaming cup of coffee and take a hot bath, but they’re fixing the water main on your street, which means you don’t have any water?

Yeah, me too.


  • Momo Fali

    Darn, I left out the part about my two panic attacks and my mother-in-law’s white blood cell count being .4 after her second round of chemo.

  • Tara R.

    I wish I could do something that would help you, ‘I’m sorry’ seems so unhelpful.

  • Jenny from Mommin' It Up

    Oh honey. Prayers.

  • Jaredf

    Wow, sounds like you have been having a GREAT time!! It has to get better, right? That’s what I keep telling myself at least… πŸ™‚

  • moosilaneous

    Good thing you remembered to add in about the panic attacks and the MIL.

    We would have thought you got off easy, without that.


    Sympathies, compassion, and hope sent your way.

  • Wenderly

    Oh dear Lord Momo. I’m sorry doesn’t quite cut it. Please let me know if you need anything. Seriously. Including a hot bath at my house. And a glass…I mean bottle of wine.

  • Paige from Ohio

    I will say a prayer for you and your son. Hang in there!!!

  • Kat

    Dang girl I think you deserve a little nip of something in your coffee!!

  • Alexandra

    Oh, mama… feeling the sad panda bear face for you.

    So Sorry..xo

  • Zak

    Good lord, honey.

    Mucho love to you.

  • unmitigated me

    Love and health to mom and 9-year-old, and to Momo…a big glass of wine that never needs refilling!

  • Millicent

    wow. I’ll stop complaining now πŸ™
    Sorry he’s sick again…praying for fast healing!!

  • meleah rebeccah

    Holy. Hell.

    I am soooo sorry, Momo. You just keep getting slammed.


  • Michelle

    That’s just wrong. For lots and lots of reasons that’s wrong. Can you tell that black cloud hanging over you to go take a hike? That or you need to write this down and sell one awesome sit com….

  • mrsmouthy

    God bless you, woman. You honestly haven’t had a break in 9 years. You deserve a medal, or maybe your own action figure!

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