Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another sick day.

So little girl is still under the weather. I kept her out of daycare Monday and let her spend the day with Meema. Tuesday she went back and had a great day. Yesterday was good too but her nose was running again. I thought she was sounding a little hoarse as well. I didn't think much of it tho since we have had a weather change. YAY!!! Fall has finally arrived ;0. So anyhoo I took her to get her hair cut after daycare yesterday. She was pretty fussy, wouldn't sit in the chair alone, had to sit in my lap. We got it done tho and she looks cute although they did take away a lot of her length. Oh well, I know it will grow fast. I was strong though and only let them trim her bangs. Were getting to all one length ever so slowly. Below are some pictures of her this morning before school. The rest are from last night after her hair cut.

You can see the difference. She loves this baby Shannon :)

Look how long my bangs are getting.

Dolly hugs :)

These were after her bath. She let me blow her hair dry. If you look closely you can still see the remenants of her rash.

She doesn't look sick here does she?

I like this picture. Look at all of the pretty colors in her hair.

And this one :)

So on to the latest bug now. Last night before bed she continued to sound hoarse and congested.

I had the VIX waterless vaporizer going and a vix plug in. I had her in bed with me. I noticed while I was waiting for her to go to sleep that she was monster breathing. (Ie congestion). She woke up around 2:30 crying for milk. We got up to get some then she wanted to rock. As we rocked and I listened to her breath I knew I would not be going to work today. This morning I awoke to a little furnace in my bed. She was hot to the touch and her cheeks were red. I went ahead and called out at work and when she woke she sounded awful. The monster breathing was pretty continuous now but she didn't look like she was having difficulty getting any air thank goodness. I took her temp orally and she pulled it out at 102. She was pretty lethargic too. We waited till 8:oo for the doctors office to open then called. Interesting, if you ever want to get in quick just mention strider. As soon as I mentioned that I was told to bring her in NOW! (mind you I did try after that to tell them she didn't seem to be having trouble getting any air). So we get there and wait a short while then were seen. Her lungs and ears were clear. It is all upper airway. They didn't think it was strep. Turns out my baby has the croup. Poor thing! She didn't have a cough but other wise it was pretty classic. Her temp was down to 101 (I gave her motrin before we left). I had them check out the reminants of her rash too. They weren't sure what it was either... So we got a prescription for steroids and were on our way. Did I mention that it couldn't of been a crappier day for her to be sick and out in the weather? This tropical, sub tropical, extra tropical what ever it is was right on top[ of us. Lots of rain, gusty winds. Just plain yuck! The rest of our day was quiet. She just laid on me alot. She continues to sound terrible and now is starting to have the barking cough and has been feverish off and on all day.. She took her nap today with the humidifier right next to her bed. Tonight we will spend some time with the shower running too. It's scary cuz it sounds like her throat is going to close up at anytime. Unfortunately I don't think I will be working tomorrow either. This is really the sickest she has been since I have had her and I think I need to be there for her. Right???


Kim said...

Her hair looks great! I've not managed to take Natalie in yet, I think I am afraid they'll cut too much.

Anonymous said...

take her outside--the cool VA night air will make the cough and the strider disappear liek magic.
Sitting in a steamy bathroom does the same thing (night air works best tho!)

Lindsay said...

Don't even question if you need to be with her; and don't feel guilty about taking time out. So sorry to hear she is sick again, especially with such a nasty thing as croup. Hope Abby is feeling much better soon, and you are managing ok too.

And her hair is look gorgeous!

Elisa. said...

Poor Abby, I hope she gets better soon!

Beverly said...

hope she is feeling better soon. I heard the colder air the better like the freezer with door open is good for croup. G is having a bought with swollen tonsils and sounds terrible!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

So sorry to hear that Abby is sick...
LOVE the pictures... and her haircut is adorable.... Hugs..

Eliza2006 said...

Eliza had the croup last year. Yep, the cold outside air helps. Hope she is feeling better soon.