Charlotte got her flu shot today; pray for us. Last year she was sick for a week after it. This year she was sick going into it, but I called the nurse yesterday and asked if we should reschedule. The nurse said that as long as she isn't running a fever, she can still get it. When Matt brought her in today, he told them about her reaction last time (fever, puking, sick for a week) and they gave her the shot rather than the nasal spray. Charlotte had to get a combo with the H1N1, though, since she never got the second dose of the H1N1 last year. They actually ran out of it when I had called them to schedule her second dose; they also hadn't told me at the appointment or in the literature that she needed a second dose, that was another thing I figured out from the news/internet. Sigh. What a rigmarole that all was.
Charlotte slept through the night last night; we've had 3 days of that in the last 2 and a half weeks, and it's starting to really take a toll. I'm grateful that she slept last night, though, because I suspect that tonight is not going to be great. If she reacts to this flu shot at all, it's gonna be a problem on top of her current cold (well into day 10 at this point). My goal is to get my work done for the day and get into bed as close to midnight as possible, and hope like hell Charlotte sleeps until 4 am at last. Matt talked to the receptionist at the pediatricians' office about maybe trying to make an appointment to talk about this sleep thing, but she wasn't sure how to schedule that kind of consultation, and she was gonna get back to us. I'll call tomorrow and see if I can sort it out. I also have an idea that I need to implement this week, but it involves tweaking my schedule, which I am not so great at. This is big though, the sleep thing impacts us all pretty dramatically.