Friday, July 30, 2010

What a week...

As I mentioned below we had a great start to last week but finished it off with pink eye and a sinus infection. We went to our pediatrician on Thursday for antibiotics, but by Monday only the pink eye had gone away. And by this time I was just as sick as Kaylee, so we spent most of our days in our pj's. Kaylee was busy dumping out her toys and playing with them but needed to rest for a minute.

Breakfast in the family room? Not such a great idea mom.

Call in the clean-up crew

So by Monday Kaylee wasn't getting better and our ped was now on vacation for 2 weeks so we had to go see an on-call doctor at another practice. I dreaded it the whole way there because I love our doctor, but I was so impressed with this other practice that we actually may switch!! Anyway, Kaylee was very congested in her chest so this doctor sent us to the hospital for a chest x-ray to check for pneumonia. She also gave Kaylee a shot of antibiotic to cover her for 24 hours (in addition to the stuff she was already taking) and assured us she'd call the next day with the x-ray results. I was also very sick so this took a lot out of us. Fortunately John was able to get off of work early and meet us at the hospital for a little "after hours x-raying" which of course means that results will not be in until the next day.

Luckily she didn't have pneumonia!! Whatever the antibiotic shot was, was a miracle drug! She was better within hours of the shots and has progressed nicely. I had to go back to the doctor the following day for myself. This whole "go out in public and bring germs home" really sucks! I can see why people become shut-ins. ha! Kaylee is over all her crud and I'm slowly getting there.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! We had pink eye a few weeks ago and it is so GROSS! Both boys have also had chest x-rays for pneumonia, so I can sympathize with that too. What a terrible week!


During the last few weeks of pregnancy, Kate listened to Brad Paisley's new song "Then". She didn't just listen to it a few times, she obsessively played the song on repeat, learned every word, and sung it at the top of her lungs while driving. Then one day a few weeks after Kaylee was born, Kate was driving with Kaylee by themselves. Kaylee began to cry...then scream. It didn't matter how much Kate reassured her, pulled over to make sure something wasn't wrong, or attempted to hold the pacifier in place with one arm backwards while driving. It finally occurred to Kate that maybe Kaylee wants mommy to sing to her (although no one else would want this!). So Kate put track #4 on and began to sing. Kaylee immediately calmed down. Low and behold, it's not even mommy's singing that Kaylee likes! It's Brad's!