We have been sick at our house. It seems like it has been weeks since everyone has been well!
Ady was the first one. She had an ear infection and bronchitis.
The it was Zander's turn. He also had an ear infection and a very bad cough.
Then Daddy got it.
My husband has Crohn's disease. So, he basically has a non-functional immune system. When he gets sick, he gets !
So, his symptoms were much worse than the kid's. After about 48 hours of not being able to keep any fluids in him, he asked me to take him to the ER Monday night. Thankfully, we have some wonderful friends that were willing to take care of the kids while we went. But, I didn't think I could leave the baby since I'm nursing, so she came along.
After about 6 hours of poking, prodding and lots of tests, they finally decided to admit him to the hospital. He was extremely dehydrated, and barely functional.
So, for the next 3 days, our life revolved around the hospital. Due to the threat of RSV, children 12 and under are not allowed to visit patients in the hospital. That meant that any time I wanted to be with my husband, I had to find someone to watch the kids. Again, I am SO very grateful to have such wonderful friends that were willing to help when I needed them! !
Brandon finally came home on Thursday afternoon. He is better than he was, but still doesn't have much energy and is recovering. I'm hoping he'll be able to go back to work tomorrow.
Just when we thought the worst was over... last night the baby woke up with a fever of 101.5. Since she is only two months old, I was pretty concerned. I called the on-call nurse with our pediatrician's office and she recommended that I take her to the ER. Not what I wanted to hear.
I took her to Phoenix Children's Hospital. They were very good. They got us admitted right away, and moved us into a separate waiting room so that we didn't have to worry about all the other bugs floating around with the other kids there.
They said that since she is so young, and her fever was so high, they needed to do blood and urine tests to check for infections. Plus, her nose was VERY congested, so they wanted to clean that out to help her breathe better.
Two nurses came into the room to "torture" my child. I know it was for the best, but it was still hard to watch. She cried. A lot. So did I.
They didn't find anything serious. They said it's a fairly common viral infection, but it can be pretty scary in such a little one. They gave her Tylenol to bring the fever down and sent us home.
It was 5am when I got back home.
I don't think I've had a decent night's sleep in weeks.
Here's my little girl with her first Zadyball. I made it when I found a little bit of time among all the craziness.