Sunday, February 17, 2008

The one about a sick child

Well, we have had our first real run in with true baby girl illness. She began to run a fever on Thursday, it continued through Friday, and finally we brought her in to the office on Saturday to get looked at, as it got all the way up to 104 degrees, and just wasn't coming down! Doctor confirmed our suspicion of an ear infection...double ear infection, actually. Poor little girl! So, now this is ear infection number three, and we're going to have to watch an see how many more she gets....we might have to consider some alternate options for allergy control, as the allergies seem to be the root of these ear infections. She has the same allergies as myself...nasty post nasal drip that irritates, and causes cough and discomfort. Only difference is that while I can be put on loratidine, flonase, astelin, mucinex, benadryl, zyrtec, and singulair, individually or all at once as needed, she's stuck basically with just one weak little allergy med....poor little girl! As she turns a year, though, she'll have some more options, and hopefully we'll be able to get rid of some of these ear infections she's been struggling with!
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In the meantime, though, it doesn't make it any better helping her with her pain and discomfort...not to mention the fright of those awful high fevers. It's so very hard to be completely helpless to fix her. I'm not looking forward to when she has some of the other illnesses that include vomiting and other symptoms...this all by itself was plenty nerve wracking!
Not to mention that I can't leave work to be with her--a big reason to be really serious about saving up to be a stay at home mommy!!

On a side note, I got my new glasses in from the lab...what fun they are! Kinda crazy looking, and just a whole lot of fun!
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That's it for now, just a quick note about the helplessness I've felt the past several days. And the relief of leaning in and feeling a nice, cool forehead!!!


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