Saturday, January 17, 2009


Yes, Thank God it is SATURDAY.

Friday stunk. I am happy to see it go.

Started out with a 2:30 am wake up call from Alice and ended up in the children's ER.

Neither of those things are ever good.

After mid morning ped appointment on Friday (second time there this week) with two still sick kids, I learned...

Alice has the croup.
And an ear both ears.
Ella has the same virus that Alice has, but is just not as sick.
Alice does not like the nebulizer.
What a stridor is and what it sounds like.
Alice still smiles and is not at all cranky when she's sick as a dog.
A sick Ella is a quiet Ella....which is just unnatural.

My poor baby was still not doing great after the ped, (after 4 breathing treatments her breathing still sounded like darth vader) so we took her down to Children's Healthcare ER. Scary. Just to get her checked out...all was well. Okay to take home. Phew. Guess we can expect a few more days of keeping a close eye on her to make sure she's breathing okay.

So many meds for such a little baby. :(

Thanks to my mom -- who played tag team at the doctor with me and watched E while we were at the hospital, our neighbor, Amy -- who sat with a sick Ella for us until my mom could get here --, and Lauren -- who answered a random "do you know anything about croup?" text with a sweet call and tons of info. (she's a nurse) --- you guys made a tough day a lot more tolerable.


The Chapples said...

Oh dear! You guys hang in there. Didn't help that it's FREEEEEZING out either, did it?

Angela and David Kidd said...

Scary stuff. Hope your crew is all right and starts feeling better.