I wish I could tell you I have not been blogging because I have been SO busy with the holidays. You know, all the planning, shopping, partying, etc.
BUT, that is not entirely the case.
You see, the kids have been SICK for WEEKS.
It all started on Thanksgiving (yep, 3 1/2 weeks ago).
The Superhero woke up on Thanksgiving night with ear pain. Trip to urgent care at 2am and back home with antibiotics an hour or so later.
Then The Princess and I got sick that weekend too. I can't remember, but I think Rod avoided illness #1.
The Princess was coughing a lot. We started breathing treatments up again 2x per day, or more if needed.
We all started to get better within a few days.
Then a couple weeks later, it started again. I blogged HERE about The Superhero and his croup/steroids. I took both kids to the doctor the following Monday. They were both pretty miserable. LOTS of coughing.
The Superhero had an ear infection. Antibiotics. Cough should get better with Xopenex treatments.
The Princess also had croup. Keep doing breathing treatments and humidifier. And the doc thought one of her tubes might have a problem, it had a little dried blood around the tube. I should follow up with her ENT and use ear drops 1x per day for 7 days. I decided to wait to make the ENT appointment until I could see if the drops seemed to help at all.
I took her in again the next day since her breathing was worse AND she had a fever above 102.0 degrees.
She was breathing FAST (up to 50+ times per minute). Her O2 rate was 95%. Sent for chest x-rays and blood work. Her chest x-ray came back normal. Her blood work came back with white count low, which means it is just a virus.
Virus just means we watch and wait. I got sick again somewhere in there too.
We kept The Superhero home from school the whole week before his break to make sure he could rest and get better.
If either one of them over did it, they would start coughing and not be able to stop easily. It was much harder to breathe. So we tried to keep things low key with no major play time.
We spent the whole week being cooped up in the apartment. Let me just say, being stuck inside with 2 sick, but starting to feel better kids, while trying to get all of my work done before my break, was F.U.N. (NOT)
After 2 days of ear drops, I LOST the bottle. I waited it out until Friday morning when I realized she was getting worse. I called the doctor's office to see if they would refill the rx since I lost it, they did. We started drops again that night. Only now instead of one ear needing them, the right ear was leaking and was definitely infected. I chose to do drops in both ears. She has the tubes in place, but that does not mean she won't get an infection. The ear will just drain now instead of filling with fluid. And let me tell you, it is G.R.O.S.S. Blood and fluid coming out of her ears and into her hair. Drying on the outside of her face and ear. Yuck.
And then yesterday, The Superhero ALSO started complaining of ear pain. AGAIN. He JUST had an infection and JUST had antibiotics. This is NOT good. I am NOT going to Urgent care again. I have been drugging him up with Motrin every 6 hours and I will take him to the doctor on Monday if he is still complaining.
And then Rod and I got sick AGAIN too. We are both sinusy and not feeling well. My parents got sick too. They have been around the kids off and on over the last few weeks, so it was inevitable, but still sucks. They both have the same crap we have now. This sucks.
We all HAVE to get better.
My brother comes in town from Texas tomorrow. The Superhero turns FOUR on Tuesday and we are supposed to take him mini golfing and have his party at the pizza place. I don't want to miss the Christmas Eve service at church. I have missed SO many services lately and this is one I don't want to miss. Then of course Saturday is Christmas with fun filled plans. Then my older brother and his wife and my niece will be coming in on the 28th.
We HAVE to be better. Period.
*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*