I planned to blog this post last Friday, but sometimes well plans just change! When I picked little girl up from Ms. Leah's on last Thursday I noticed that she wasn't quite "Cackleline". She had a runny nose but I wanted to think it was because she was just outside playing, but more she was a little fussy. When I got her home she was extremely warm so we took her temperature. It was 100.1 so we gave her a bath, I nursed her and fed her baby food and we rechecked her temp. It was about the same so we gave her motrin. As the night went on we put her to sleep and then woke her to recheck her temp around 10:30. After we woke her we noticed that she was breathing fast and had a very fast heartrate. She still had fever and of course I wanted to panic but that would not have been good for all so I held it together and prayed...again. I knew she wasn't having trouble breathing but the way her breathing sounded made it a little unnerving. We kept her in bed with us and I tried to get her settled. She eventually did and then I listened to her breathe. I did place her back in her crib and then tried to sleep. She woke up Friday morning still warm even after alternating tylenol/motrin through the night. We knew exactly what she had...her 5th ear infection (even after getting off an antibiotic the previous Monday). Sam stayed home and I went to work thinking that I would go to fulfill my morning duty get sub plans and head home so we could take her to the dr. Plans changed. Sam called me at 8:30 to say he had gotten her an appt for 3 and that I could just meet them there. That afternoon as I was driving to meet them at the doctor's office I kept thinking about the words I would need to say so that I sounded persistent with getting an ENT appointment. When we were in a room I didn't need to say any of things that I thought about during the drive. Dr. T could look at her and tell she didn't feel well and when she checked her left ear, it was very infected. I asked her on a scale from one to ten what her ear looked like and she said it was an eight. She also said that Caroline should be screaming her head off. Luckily, this was not what Caroline was doing. In fact right before Dr. T walked in she was laughing and playing. After talk about ear infections...AGAIN... she ordered one Rocephin shot. No parent wants to see her child get a shot but this one was awful to witness. Sam and I were both in tears. Little girl cried of course but handled it very well. After consoling her she calmed down and we had to wait the fifteen minutes afterwards to make sure there would be no reaction. Praise the Lord there wasn't a reaction and we were able to leave when we could. But along with C becoming ill so did her mommy. Apparently I picked up some stomach bug and was also under the weather on Friday. I'm so glad Sam was there to take care of us all. Four days after the Rocephin shot and little girl is still feeling better. We have an ENT appointment on Monday and we're so glad that we were able to get in this early (at least before she gets another ear infection).
Now for the rest of the blog!!
Here's Wilbur! He came back from vacation. Noticed
how it took all of the snow in the yard to make
this. Wilbur lasted a week!
Wilbur and his new friends, Sam and Caroline!
Little girl loved him! She thought he looked
My mom and stepdad came for a visit on Saturday!
Caroline's Nanny brought lots of Valentines goodies
with her! Thanks, Nanny!
C is showing everyone what she can do!
My new friends that my Nanny bought for me!
Ellie and Sweetly!
Happy First Valentines Day Caroline! For the last 12
years, Sam has made my Valentines Day cards! This year he made
two! Here's Caroline's first Valentines Day card
from her special valentine!
Opening her Valentines Day gift from mommy
The front of her card!
Happy Valentines Day!
Grand and Pops came up on Valentines Day and
ate Sunday lunch! They brought yummy steaks
and the fixins'! It was delicious and Caroline
enjoyed loving on them!
Yes, I'm happy all the time, but occasionally I put
on my pout pout face!
I love these nesting cups!
Here's C with her daddy celebrating his 33rd
birthday! She loved wearing her party
outfit! We celebrated his birthday at Outback.
I do have more pictures, however, they are on
another camera. I'll load those soon!
Going on my first neighborhood stroll of the year!
She was so excited about getting in her "car"!
Silly! She's starting to make these faces more
Our sweet Caroline!
Little girl loves playing with her carseat! Sam said one
time that she crawled up one end and went down
the other like it was a seesaw! Funny!