Baby Update and Potential New Job
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
We had the follow-up appointment for my little one yesterday. It wasn't our usual pediatrician since this was an urgent follow-up from the PICU, so hopefully his well-baby check on Monday (vaccines, yay) goes faster. But she said he's looking good. He's still very small for his age but is VERY strong for his age. Maybe I have a jocky on my hands? She called his neurologist and a respiratory specialist to consult because he still sounds more junky than she'd like at this point in his illness and they've recommended a nebulizer and a follow-up with a pulmonologist. She said he can go back to daycare but didn't write us a letter for him to go back (which the daycare requires), so we're thinking we'll just let him spend the rest of the week with his grandparents and send him back to daycare next Tuesday after he's gotten caught up on his vaccines. He's breathing a lot better now even with the residual cough, and we're hardly getting anything from suctioning his nose anymore. He's just got a junky chest now. We're still waiting on the metabolic tests, though.
I've lost 2lbs this week, almost 3lbs. I had a little extra sodium and sugar in my diet yesterday trying to control some dizzy spells so that might account for the minimal loss yesterday. I think anxiety, stress, and lack of sleep is getting to me. I am doing the recumbent bike this week, and subbing for a coworker in yoga. Taking it easy since I was so immobile last week. Next week if things keep going on the upswing I'll start my videos again.
I saw an opening at the hospital for a job in my field. It uses all my degrees, pays a minimum of $4K more than I make now, and is similar to what I do now but has additional responsibilities. I am considering applying since we could definitely use more money, but my husband has serious concerns about my changing jobs so soon after having had a baby with medical needs. I understand his rational concerns, but I am also in a job with no growth potential (there are no promotional opportunities and I am near the salary cap). I am not sure what to do. A friend who works there is friends with the assistant director of the department I would be applying to, so she has sent me all the insurance information she has (which looks pretty good!) and has offered to put in a good word for me. I am just conflicted because I think my husband and I both have valid points.