Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sick, sick and more sick...

On Thursday we had our last session with Beth, our speech therapist. It was sad. We REALLY liked her. And as a finale, Beth got Harlie to mimic her making some animal noises. It was really cute. I got some video, but haven't had time to get it off camera yet. Hopefully I can do that this week.

Harlie has been fighting a cold I'm guessing, for a few days now. She's been coughing so much that she hasn't been able to wear the PMV at all. And she's been very quiet. Even without the PMV she usually makes some noises, but lately, she hasn't made a sound. I'm guessing she's just tired and not her energetic self. She's been taking long naps every day and going to bed early every night. Definitely NOT her usual routine! And she's back on oxygen while she's sleeping. She's been having these coughing fits that make her lips, fingers and toes turn all blue. It's been awful. I was letting her fight it on her own, but after today, I am taking her in tomorrow to see her pediatrician.

Cooper's been coughing a lot lately, too. He had a really bad night last week, so on Thursday I took him in to see the pediatrician. He has his 5th double ear infection. He will be 5 months old this coming week and he's already had 5 double ear infections - that we've found! So, I called an ENT and scheduled an appointment for Friday. Hopefully, they can accommodate our schedule and get him tubes before we leave for Harlie's heart surgery. I really don't want to have to deal with both at the same time. What a logistical nightmare that would be. I think they typically want to wait till the baby is 6 months old - but he'll be close enough and he clearly needs them.

So, both Harlie and Cooper are coughing like crazy. We've been suctioning Harlie every 2 minutes - ugh. And then last night (Saturday night) Murphy comes in our room at 3am (okay, so Sunday morning I guess I should say) and throws up. Right on our floor. Then again in the bathroom. Lovely. Well, I wish it were lovely - it was actually one of the grossest things I've ever seen. I'll spare you the detailed description. I'll tell you this much - it isn't coming out of the carpet.

So, today was a very lazy Sunday. Murphy only ate a half of a banana all day. He finally ate some toast at dinner. And Harlie slept a lot. She had a fever and I gave her some meds and she perked up a bit. Finally made a few grunt-like sounds, which is a good sign.

I have more to write, but will have to do it tomorrow. There's still so much to do before bed!

Take care,
Christy

5 comments:

Kim said...

OH NO!!! Sounds like my house two weeks ago. I hope all pass quickly. Seems like a million and one bugs are going around like wildfire this year.

Grandma said...

Good grief guys..hope all that sickness goes away soon...I sure right now you feel like a hospital ward (like this is the first time right!). hold it together and take care.

Donna said...

Ughhh! I'm so sorry they're all sick. Hopefully you handle it better than I did a few weeks ago! ;0)
Let me know if you need anything...

Donna said...

Ughhh! I'm so sorry they're all sick. Hopefully you handle it better than I did a few weeks ago! ;0)
Let me know if you need anything...

parkersplace said...

Just checking in. We've had that bug around here too. Sending health vibes your way. Hugs, Suzanne and Parker